Trials set for two of three suspects in Austin drive-by shooting
(ABC 6 News) – Two of the three suspects in a drive-by shooting will stand trial in September.
Manamany Abella and Cham Oman are both scheduled for Sept. 1 pretrials, with jury trials beginning Sept. 11.
Abella and Oman’s co-defendant, Jenup Stepen Chop, is next scheduled to appear in Mower County Court June 29.
(ABC 6 News) – The two suspects in an Austin drive-by shooting appeared in Mower County Court Monday morning.
Mower County Judge Natalie Martinez set conditional bail for Manamany Abella at $750,000, while conditional bail for Cham Oman was set at $500,000.
Unconditional bail for both men was set at $1 million.
Each man faces five charges — 2nd-degree murder–with intent, not premeditated; 2nd-degree murder–drive-by shooting; 2nd-degree attempted murder–with intent, not premeditated; 2nd-degree attempted murder–drive-by shooting; and drive-by shooting toward a person.
All of the charges are felonies.
Prosecuting attorney Kristen Nelson asked for and received a higher conditional bail amount for Abella as Abella allegedly “slipped” a GPS monitor from a prior conviction in August, she said in Monday’s hearing.
Cham and Abella are scheduled to appear again in Mower County Court June 26.