Trial Date Set for California Man Who Allegedly Killed an Odessa Boy in California

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

It's a story NewsWest 9 brought you first, the death of five year old Odessa boy killed in California back on July 4th.

The man charged in connection with Jesse Alvarez's death now has a trial date.

25-year-old Juan Hernandez Nuñez will go on trial December 1st.

He's been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.

According to police, Nuñez was playing on a California beach with Alvarez who is his girlfriend's son.

They say Nuñez put sand in the boy's face, which caused him to stop breathing.

Alvarez was brought home and buried in Odessa.