WALLA WALLA -- The trial for a man charged in connection with a gang-related melee outside St. Patrick Catholic Church last June has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.Terry McConn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-8319.
Mario R. Aguayo, 18, of 737 N. Seventh Ave., now is scheduled to face a jury May 11 and 12. The proceedings had been set to begin March 2.
Aguayo has pleaded innocent to charges of riot and second-degree assault. He allegedly armed himself with a bat and hit several people with it shortly before midnight June 13.
Aguayo was one of at least three people injured in the reported brawl. He suffered a head injury when he was struck with a bat and punched and kicked, officials said.
Several co-defendants have pleaded guilty to various charges related to the fight and have been sentenced.
Most of the suspects, including Aguayo, were arrested Sept. 3 during a coordinated sweep by area law enforcement officers. Aguayo was released on a bail bond pending the outcome of his case.