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SUN VALLEY MAN ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL IN SLAYING.

Byline: Donna Huffaker Staff Writer

BURBANK - A Sun Valley man accused of fatally shooting a Burbank bar patron was ordered to stand trial Monday on charges of murder and assault with a semiautomatic weapon.

Jose Luis Triana, 28, was held to answer in the shooting death of 29- year-old Miguel Hernandez, a Sylmar man with whom Triana quarreled at the Golden Pitcher last November, officials said.

Burbank Superior Court Judge Alan Kalkin dismissed the special circumstance that Triana was lying in wait - an allegation that could have made it a death penalty case. Deputy District Attorney Phil Wojdak made the motion to dismiss, noting that evidence showed Triana waited outside the bar at 3236 N. San Fernando Road for his friend, not the victim.

Prosecutors say Triana and Hernandez, whom he did not know, argued inside the bar Nov. 13. It is unclear exactly what sparked the argument, but it appears to have stemmed from a pool game the two had played or from dancing with a woman, Wojdak said.

Triana left the bar, and when Hernandez walked out, shots were fired and Hernandez fell dead on the sidewalk, Wojdak said.

Triana also is charged with pointing a gun at a bouncer, Wojdak said.

Because it is unclear exactly how the shooting occurred, Deputy Public Defender Victor Gerson requested that the murder charge be reduced to manslaughter. Kalkin denied that request. Gerson declined to comment on the case outside the courtroom.

Triana, who was being held without bail Monday in the Los Angeles County Jail, will be arraigned March 28 in Superior Court.
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