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Hearing delayed in fatal Sacramento City College melee

Charlie Hola, left, wounded in the Sacramento City College confrontation Sept. 3 that left another man dead, makes his first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court on Monday.
Charlie Hola, left, wounded in the Sacramento City College confrontation Sept. 3 that left another man dead, makes his first appearance in Sacramento Superior Court on Monday. rbyer@sacbee.com

Charlie Hola will return Wednesday to Sacramento Superior Court to formally face robbery and gun charges in connection with a fatal Sept. 3 exchange at Sacramento City College.

Sacramento police say the fight began about 4 p.m. Sept. 3 in a busy campus parking lot near Sutterville Road when Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, and his cousin, Rico Ridgeway, got into a confrontation with Hola and a still-unidentified man who remains at large. Ridgeway, 24, is accused of stabbing Hola. The unidentified man – described by police only as a Pacific Islander wearing a white shirt and tan cargo shorts – is believed to have fired a gun, killing Gonzalez and grazing Ridgeway.

Hola, 19, faces allegations of robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared briefly in court Monday before Judge Ben Davidian, but Hola’s attorney, Alexander Asterlin, asked for more time to review evidence in the case.

Ridgeway, arraigned last week in Sacramento Superior Court on suspicion of stabbing Hola, returns to court Sept. 22. Hola was hospitalized for several days after the attack before being released from the hospital Saturday.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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