In response, his defense attorney quits the case. Next hearing is July 31.
Annamalai Ashokan faces one charge of misdemeanor sexual battery in Butte County.
Confirmation hearing set for July 12; Choi’s attorney moves to dismiss case.
Defense seeks time to review witness list.
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.
South Korean TV news crew is also on hand to film hour-long documentary.
Decision on preliminary hearing date expected this week.
Judge Steven Sanders set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 22 to determine if there is enough evidence to either move forward with a trial or dismiss the case. DNA evidence still not available.