Tuesday, December 18



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)

A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Trial surrounding death of UCLA student postponed following new evidence

A judge postponed Tuesday the trial for two former college students charged for possible involvement in the murder of a UCLA student, after the defense attorney said she needs time to review evidence recently made available. Read more...

Photo: A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A trial for two former college students who were arrested in connection with the death a UCLA student has been postponed because new evidence was recently made available to a defense attorney. Victor Avila, the deputy district attorney prosecuting the case, objected the motion, saying the defendant's attorney had plenty of time to review available evidence. (Daily Bruin file photo)

District attorney Victor Avila said he will not pursue the death penalty as punishment for Alberto Medina in his trial for murder. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Trial for alleged murderers of UCLA student postponed

The trial for the two men accused of murdering UCLA student Andrea DelVesco in September 2015 has been pushed until early next year. Eric Marquez, a former UCLA student, and Alberto Medina, a former Fresno State University student, were arrested last year in connection with DelVesco’s death. Read more...

Photo: District attorney Victor Avila said he will not pursue the death penalty as punishment for Alberto Medina in his trial for murder. (Daily Bruin file photo)

District attorney Victor Avila said he will not pursue the death penalty as punishment for Alberto Medina in his trial for murder. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Eric Marquez and Alberto Medina will be tried within 60 days of Oct. 18 on several counts related to the death of UCLA student Andrea "Andy" DelVesco. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Two men to face charges for murder of UCLA student

Two men will be tried for the murder of a UCLA student within 60 days of Oct. 18, a judge decided Tuesday. County prosecutors charged Eric Marquez, a former biology student at UCLA, and Alberto Medina, a former Fresno State University student, with the murder of fourth-year psychology student Andrea “Andy” DelVesco in her Roebling Avenue apartment September 2015. Read more...

Photo: Eric Marquez and Alberto Medina will be tried within 60 days of Oct. 18 on several counts related to the death of UCLA student Andrea "Andy" DelVesco. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Eric Marquez and Alberto Medina will be tried within 60 days of Oct. 18 on several counts related to the death of UCLA student Andrea "Andy" DelVesco. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)