SANTA CRUZ -- The fourth and final suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in Watsonville made his first court appearance in court Monday and was identified as German Carrillo, 17.
Four men, ages 15 to 20, were arrested last week in connection with the homicide of Felipe Adan Reyes, 20, of Watsonville. Three juveniles and are being prosecuted as adults for the Feb. 28 slaying.
Carrillo's attorney, Tom Wallraff, asked Monday for more time to review police reports before entering a plea on behalf of his client. Judge Timothy Volkmann ordered Carrillo back to court for further arraignment on March 20.
Eric Romero, 15, Andres Rocha, 17, and Oscar Vaca Vargas, 20, were arrested last week as well. Romero and Rocha are due back in court March 20 also.
Only Vargas has been arraigned. He pleaded not guilty Monday.
Several of Vargas' family appeared in court, across the aisle from three family members of his younger co-defendant, Carrillo.
Reyes was chased by a group of men from an apartment complex near Lincoln and Alvarado streets, beaten and stabbed to death, police said.
Prosecutor Jason Gill Monday declined to say which suspects he believes stabbed Reyes or to reveal a motive, except to call the slaying gang-motivated. He declined to release photos of the accused men, saying the investigation is ongoing.
All four face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit assault and gang charges and are being held on $1 million bail.
Reyes' slaying was the third homicide in Watsonville this year.
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