An 18-year-old man will stand trial in May in San Mateo County Superior Court on charges that he fatally stabbed another man during a fight in front of a Redwood City apartment complex in August 2008.Adrian Sedano faces up to life in prison if convicted of murdering 23-year-old Ramon Buenrostro on Aug. 9, 2008, Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.At a pretrial conference on Tuesday, Judge Susan Etezadi confirmed his jury trial date of May 3, which had been scheduled at his superior court arraignment in December. He has pleaded not guilty.Sedano is charged with one count of murder and one count of engaging in felony criminal activity in furtherance of a street gang.After a competency hearing last month, a judge ruled that Sedano was competent to stand trial, but Sedano’s attorney Vincent O’Malley has said that he doesn’t believe the case should proceed. Sedano is accused of stabbing Buenrostro during a fight between two groups of people in front of an apartment complex at 551 Geneva Ave. in Redwood City, Wagstaffe said.Another teen, Christian Lopez, had also initially been charged with murder for hitting Buenrostro with a metal object during the fight, Wagstaffe said.Lopez pleaded no contest on April 7, 2009, to felony assault with a deadly weapon. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 23.Sedano remains in custody without bail.
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