The trial against a 39-year-old El Centro man thought to be responsible for the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Edward De La Cruz continued this morning with a readiness hearing.
A jury selection date will be set after the readiness hearing.
Salvador Serrato is accused of stabbing Harbor City man Edward De La Cruz on July 1 in the 200 block of East Olive Avenue in El Centro after the two engaged in an altercation, according to earlier reports.
De La Cruz, a former local resident, was in El Centro visiting relatives.
Serrato was arrested the morning of July 16 at a relative's home in the 300 block of Villa Avenue in El Centro after relatives told police he wanted to turn himself in.