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Trial delayed Neal Putnam | Sat, Jun 07 2014 12:00 PM

The murder trial of two suspects accused of killing Jordan Hickey in National City in 2011 has been re-scheduled to March, 2015.

Hickey, 21, was pushing his bicycle uphill in the 2800 block of Grove St. at 12:35 a.m. when the suspects drove past him and shot him three times on April 29, 2011. Both men are charged with the special circumstance of murder during a drive-by shooting.

The death penalty is being sought against the alleged gunman, Humberto Emanuel “Beto” Galvez, 21, and a life term without the possibility of parole is the penalty for the driver, Juan Ignacio Gomez, 22, if they are convicted of first-degree murder.

Both men appeared before San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeff Fraser last week and their attorneys requested a delay. The trial had been set to start in July and has been delayed several times.

Jordan Hickey lived with his mother, Jeannine Hickey, in Lincoln Acres, an unincorporated area of National City. He was on his way home when he was shot.

Galvez and Gomez lived in the same house on Logan Avenue until their arrests on March 22, 2012, in Chula Vista.

They are also charged with conspiracy to commit murder and attempted robbery of Hickey and have pleaded not guilty.

Both men remain in jail on $2 million bail.

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