Court dates on track for Vallejo man accused of killing a Vaca man, 20
Jason D. Castillo, 31, returns to Department 5 in February, March before March 24 jury trial in Fairfield
Previously scheduled proceedings are still on track for a Vallejo murder suspect who is accused of shooting and killing a 20-year-old Vacaville man in January 2017.
Jason David Castillo on Monday appeared in Solano County Superior Court Judge Stephanie
Grogan Jones’ courtroom for a trial readiness conference but it was rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 3.
Castillo, 31, faces a previously scheduled trial management conference for 8:30 a.m. March 20 and a jury trial at 9 a.m. March 24, also in Department 5 in the Justice Center in Fairfield.
Castillo is charged with killing Noe Gomez the night of Jan. 9 in an alley in the 500 block of Tuolumne Street, near the Solano Justice Building in Vallejo, where police responded shortly after 7 p.m., finding evidence of a shooting but no victim or suspect.
Gomez was dropped off at Sutter Solano Medical Center on Hospital Drive, where he later died of his wounds. Investigators eventually identified Castillo as a suspect and he was arrested Feb. 21 while a passenger in a vehicle near Lincoln Road East and Humboldt Street in Vallejo. Castillo also faces a charge of carrying a concealed weapon.
He remains in Solano County Jail without bail.
If found guilty of firstdegree murder, Castillo faces 25 years to life in state prison.