Cruisin' to a conclusion: Judge's vacation plans spur speedy end to 4-year case

July 30, 2013
By Monica Lara
The trial for accused murderer Alex Medina, 18, that was supposed to start Monday, was postponed again. After both the defense and prosecution requested more time it was moved to Sept. 3, but after four years is now facing a time crunch.
Both sides now hope to conclude what could be a six-week trial before presiding Superior Court Judge James Cloninger leaves for vacation in

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