YUMA, Ariz. — A criminal complaint has been filed against a man accused of fatally shooting a 37-year-old man inside a Yuma bar.

The Sun reports 38-year-old Carlos Moreno Leal Jr. was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of misconduct involving weapons on Tuesday.

Leal is accused of shooting and killing Joseph Benjamin Roosevelt in a Sunday shooting.

Leal’s lawyer Kris Moe entered not guilty pleas on Leal’s behalf for each of the charges.

Judge Greg Stewart says Leal’s case will likely go before the grand jury in the next few weeks to determine whether there is enough probable cause for it to proceed to Superior Court.

If it doesn’t, Stewarts say Leal will return to Justice Court for his preliminary hearing scheduled for Dec. 27.


Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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