Tuesday, August 21

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Medina’s defense attorney refutes first-degree murder charge

A defense attorney representing Alberto Medina, who allegedly murdered Andrea “Andy” DelVesco in 2015, said he had killed her. Debra Werbel, the attorney representing Medina, a former Fresno State University student accused of murdering DelVesco, a UCLA student, said while the defense concedes Medina did kill DelVesco, the murder was not premeditated and the charge of murder in the first degree is too severe. Read more...

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Victor Avila is the deputy district attorney prosecuting a case involving the 2015 murder of a UCLA student. Avila and Debra Werbel, the defense attorney, gave their opening statements and questioned witnesses during the trial's first day Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Trial begins for 2015 murder of UCLA student Andrea DelVesco

A trial began Tuesday for a case involving the murder of a UCLA student in 2015. County prosecutors accused Alberto Medina, a former Fresno State University student, of the murder of Andrea “Andy” DelVesco, a UCLA student, in her Roebling Avenue apartment on Sept. Read more...

Photo: Victor Avila is the deputy district attorney prosecuting a case involving the 2015 murder of a UCLA student. Avila and Debra Werbel, the defense attorney, gave their opening statements and questioned witnesses during the trial's first day Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Victor Avila is the deputy district attorney prosecuting a case involving the 2015 murder of a UCLA student. Avila and Debra Werbel, the defense attorney, gave their opening statements and questioned witnesses during the trial's first day Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)