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

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Richard Bam­mer rbam­[email protected]­porter.com @REBam­mer on Twit­ter Con­tact re­porter Richard Bam­mer at (707) 453-8164.

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.

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