She had pleaded no contest to charges in the killing of Hollister resident Yoon Ji.
Facing a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.
Choi is one of two accused in a December 2017 murder. She faces up to 11 years in prison.
They are charged with first-degree murder in the December 2017 death of Yoon ‘Clara’ Ji.
Judge Steven Sanders denies motions from both defendants.
Sang Ji’s new attorney aims to challenge a search warrant; Jung Choi’s attorney wants defendants tried separately.
In response, his defense attorney quits the case. Next hearing is July 31.
Pre-trial conference set for June 28.
Defense attorney Gregory LaForge asks for two weeks to review Ji’s mental competency evaluation.
Jung Choi scheduled to appear in court the same day.
Criminal proceedings against Ji suspended while expert determines if he is mentally competent to stand trial.
Two-day hearing reviews forensic evidence from sheriff’s deputies and detectives. Superior Court Judge Felice rules there is enough evidence to go to trial.
South Korean TV news crew is also on hand to film hour-long documentary.
New delay in discovery presentation.
Prosecution expected to present its evidence against the accused.