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Accused Attacker’s Court Date Delayed

Arraignment set for today for a San Diego man accused of assaulting a Desert Hot Springs man as he slept was postponed until next week.

Juan “Johnny” Zamora, 20, faces felony charges of residential burglary, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury and battery causing great bodily injury.

Riverside County Superior Court Judge Dale R. Wells granted the delay until Sept. 20 at the request of the defense, because Zamora is trying to hire private counsel.

The judge allowed Zamora to remain free on $25,000 bail.

Christopher Paul Caldwell, 19, of Poway, also is charged in the attack and has pleaded not guilty. He is due in court Sept. 28 for a felony settlement conference.

The men allegedly attacked a 24-year-old man at 11:45 p.m. on July 6 as he slept at a home in the 67000 block of Buckboard Lane in Desert Hot Springs, said Sgt. Andrew Nielsen of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The man had injuries to his face, head and upper body. There was no forced entry, and investigators believe the suspects targeted the victim, though a motive for the attack was not given.

KESQ News Team


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