By Fabiha Zaman
On Friday afternoon in Department 14, Judge David Rosenberg presided over the scheduled sentencing hearing for Joshua Cadenaz-Lopez and Ricky Hernandez. The co-defendants were convicted of robbery charges along with the possession of a firearm with a gang enhancement, malicious discharge of a firearm from a vehicle with a gang enhancement, and criminal street gang activity.
Hernandez faces 85 years in prison and Cadenaz-Lopez faces 100 years in prison.
At the scheduled sentencing hearing on Friday, attorney Jem Martin and Deputy Public Defender Lisa Lance, representing Cadenaz-Lopez and Hernandez respectively, asked to file motions. Judge Rosenberg set the deadline for filing motions on March 19, 2018.
Deputy District Attorney Kyle Hasapes, representing the People, has until May 1 to respond to any motions filed by defense.
The ruling on these motions or possible sentencing is now scheduled for June 1 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 14.
Before the defendants were taken back to jail, Ms. Lance, on behalf of Hernandez, requested that he get family visit time since he has a small child. Judge Rosenberg said that, although this was out of the court’s purview, he could possibly write a letter to the sheriff’s department.