RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Three young men accused in the robbery-murder of a Winchester resident gunned down as he sat in his car pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder and other charges.
Omar Arango, Joe Natividad Orosco and Ricky Martin Ortiz, all 20, were arrested in March following a Riverside County sheriff's investigation into the slaying of 21-year-old Gustavo Hernandez.
Along with murder, all three defendants are facing a special circumstance allegation of killing in the course of a robbery.
Orosco is additionally charged with robbery and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations, and Ortiz is additionoally charged with two counts of gun assault and child endangerment.
The defendants were arraigned before Superior Court Judge O.G. Magno, who scheduled a fel