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Daylong hearing to begin for 2 men in murder case

PROVO — The two men charged in connection with the murder of an Elberta man will appear before 4th District Court Judge Lynn Davis for a daylong preliminary hearing on Oct. 13.

Sergio Ramos-Trujillo, 26, is charged with first-degree felony murder, for the alleged shooting of his co-worker, Jorge Corana-Mora, at an LDS dairy farm in Elberta.

He is also charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, a third-degree felony.

Mario Padilla-Rodriguez, 44, became involved in the case when he loaned Ramos-Trujillo the alleged murder weapon, then tried to later dispose of it in a Dumpster.

Padilla-Rodriguez is charged with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony, unlawful purchase and possession of a handgun, a third-degree felony, and a class A misdemeanor of reckless endangerment.

The daylong hearing will allow for as many as eight witnesses, most of whom speak Spanish and will need the benefit of court-certified interpreters.