Sean Huang will return to a Sacramento courtroom in January in the shotgun shooting deaths of two 18-year-olds outside a suspected south Sacramento marijuana grow house, a Sacramento Superior Court judge ordered Monday.
The 47-year-old Huang has been held without bail in Sacramento County custody on suspicion of murder since his arrest in the April shooting deaths of Ahjanique Hodges and Glen Myers, whose bodies were found by officers on 68th Street near Lemon Hill Avenue. Sacramento County prosecutors initially filed charges in April in Hodges' death, adding a murder charge in Myers' death weeks later, according to court records.
But months on, Huang still has not entered a plea in the killings and his attorney said Monday he awaits autopsy results in the deaths. Huang next faces Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet on Jan. 12.
Sacramento police in the shootings' aftermath suggested Hodges and Myers were attempting to break into the pot house when they were spotted by Huang. Officers said some 700 plants were found inside the home on 68th Street and that every room in the home was modified to grow the plants. The day after the deadly shootings, police responded to two other pot-related home robberies near where Hodges and Myers were killed.
But Hodges' parents have said their daughter, who had begun dating Myers only days before they were killed, was not a part of any break in and was in the wrong place at the wrong time with fatal consequences.