(I've noticed on the counter stats that google is sending people to this post when they search for Kacie Barron on google. Please note that the trial has begun for Mario Lozano and notes on the trial are being added daily by my brother and I. Just go to the top of the blog or click on one of the key words at the bottom of this post, or in the column on the right.)
My brother left a comment on my post about Kacie Barron and the Ride for Hope with an update on the status of the man who is in custody and awaiting trial for her murder, Mario Lozano. I had been looking for information about the status and had given him a call today. In the comment, he gave me the information I had been looking for. I am copying his comment to this post.
UPDATE ON MARIO'S TRIAL
I found this in the Feb 28 edition of the Mountian Democrat:
Lozano’s murder trial postponed to end of month.
The murder trial of Mario Lozano has been moved to March 25. Lozano is accused of fatally shooting ex-girlfriend Kathleen Kacie Barron with a shotgun on July 26, 2006.
Barron, 40, was murdered in her travel trailer on Anderson Way in Placerville. Her son found the body.
Lozano was picked up on the charge near Mammoth Lakes in August 2006 with the help of FBI tracking through e-mails. He pleaded not guilty in March last year.
The trial will be heard by Superior Court Judge Eddie T. Keller. Lozano is represented by Public Defender Mike Atwell.
The estimated six-day trial was previously scheduled to begin this week. It was postponed because Atwell is ill, a representative of the court said.
I was unable to find the article in the Mountain Democrat, maybe because I'm not a "subscriber" to the paper. But, I will update again if we find or hear of any additional information.
New Info: (Thank you, Gene!)
Here's a link to the article in the paper. It's a pdf file, and the article on Mario Lozano is about halfway down the page on the right.
Mountain Democrat, Feb. 28, 2008, page A3