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Man in fatal Sac City brawl returns to court

Charlie Hola, left, wounded in the Sacramento City College melee Sept. 3 that left another man dead, makes his first court appearance in Sacramento Superior Court Department 62 at the Sacramento Main Jail on Monday.
Charlie Hola, left, wounded in the Sacramento City College melee Sept. 3 that left another man dead, makes his first court appearance in Sacramento Superior Court Department 62 at the Sacramento Main Jail on Monday. rbyer@sacbee.com

Charlie Hola, stabbed in a brawl that left a man shot dead in a Sacramento City College parking lot, appeared in Sacramento Superior Court on Wednesday as attorneys continued to sort out evidence in his alleged robbery of a Florin Road fried chicken eatery earlier that day.

Prosecutors before Judge Ben Davidian on Wednesday accused Hola of robbing a Church’s Chicken on Florin Road on Sept. 3 and requested DNA tests of Hola and the vehicle they say he drove that day. Hola first appeared in court Monday.

Hola, 19, faces allegations of robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm after police say they found the weapon at his home following the fatal fight at the campus Sept. 3. The melee left Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, dead of a gunshot wound and Gonzalez’s cousin, Rico Ridgeway, grazed by another round.

Gonzales and Ridgeway got into a confrontation with Hola and a still-unidentified man described by police only as a Pacific Islander wearing a white shirt and tan cargo shorts. The man, suspected of shooting and killing Gonzalez and grazing Ridgeway, remains at large.

Hola was hospitalized for several days after the attack before being released from the hospital Saturday. He is scheduled to return to court Thursday.

Ridgeway, 24, is accused of stabbing Hola and returns to court Sept. 22 in the attack.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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