Trial For Murdered Pastor's Son Sees Another Delay

Today's continuance was one of many in the case.

The trial of three San Diego men accused in the at a Temecula bar has been delayed again until Sept. 17.

Judge Angel M. Bermudez issued the new date today at the request of the defense. The motion was not opposed by DA's office. 

Matthew Alexis Basler and James Wing Fung, both 32, and Marvin Justin Black, 27, are charged in the Dec. 26, 2008, stabbing death of Chapman University student Ryan Joshua Armstrong, 22, and the attempted murder of his friend, Joel Ross, in an alley behind E.T.'s Bar in Temecula.

Armstrong's father, Ron Armstrong, founded Cornerstone Community Church in Wildomar. 

Following a two-day preliminary hearing that began Dec. 12, Judge Freer ruled that a trial was warranted. A weapons allegation was added against all three defendants, who are also charged with assault with a deadly weapon to produce great bodily injury.

Basler and Fung are additionally charged with trying to prevent a witness from testifying, and all three men have alleged prior strikes.

Today's continuance was one of many in the case.

Mr.A August 15, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Hope These Cowards Get What They Deserve Soon!
Larry St. Vincent September 07, 2012 at 09:48 AM
From the looks of their facial expressions(smirking) they don't really mind being in prison. All three have already served time in prison. So, to say 'hope they get what they deserve' doesn't really mean what you might think it means.
michelle sharp September 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I only see two of these fellows smirking.The fellow on the end just looks very sad.
Hillary September 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM
all but one did...I saw them today. I will let you guess which one
Lisa Renee Hansel October 05, 2012 at 05:35 AM
I think it is very sad. The only one that looks sad is Marvin Black...I hope he gets out like he should. He didnt kill anyone. For the guy out of them three who is not Marvin need to seek his lifetime punishment and take the blame for what he did by choice. Its not right for marvin to suffer for something he didnt do. They need to really look at where he was and what he was doing.


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