murder trial of El Centro man
By MARIO RENTERÍA
Opening statements in the trial of a 40-year-old El Centro man accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Edward De La Cruz began this morning.
Salvador Serrato is accused of the murder of De La Cruz on July 1 in the 200 block of East Olive Avenue in El Centro, allegedly after Serrato and De La Cruz had an altercation.
Opening statements were scheduled to begin at 9 this morning.
De La Cruz, a former local resident living in Harbor City was in El Centro visiting relatives when he was killed.