A March 22 trial date was confirmed today for two men accused of killing a San Jacinto drug counselor to steal his pickup truck, guitar and credit cards.
Corey Lamont Macedon, 35, and Davel D. Walker, 34, are accused of first-degree murder and special circumstance allegations of killing to commit a felony and killing during a robbery in the Oct. 14, 2011, slaying of 48-year-old Theron Brison.
Macedon, the alleged principal in the crime, could face the death penalty if convicted, while Walker faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
During a status hearing today at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Angel Bermudez scheduled the pair’s trial after receiving acknowledgements from the prosecution and defense that they would try to be prepared by that time.
Macedon and Walker are being held without bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
According to sheriff’s investigators, Macedon and the victim worked together at the MFI Recovery Center, a substance abuse counseling facility near Santa Fe Street and Esplanade Avenue.
On the day of the fatal attack, Macedon talked Brison into leaving with him and then the defendant and Walker ambushed the unsuspecting man, investigators allege.
The cause of death has not been disclosed.
The defendants allegedly stole the victim’s pickup, wallet and bass guitar, according to court papers. Several computers were also taken from the drug clinic.
The vehicle was later found abandoned, and Macedon was recorded on a Big 5 Sporting Goods surveillance camera allegedly using Brison’s credit card, according to investigators.
The Moreno Valley man was well-known regionally as the bass guitarist in the funk band “Thee Ram Jam.”
Macedon has a 2002 felony conviction for auto theft, and Walker has a 2001 conviction for burglary, according to court records.