LOS ANGELES – A court hearing was postponed Monday for a 20-year-old man charged with killing a 62-year-old man after an alleged road rage incident in Palmdale last year, authorities said.
Cody Allen Davis was scheduled for a pretrial hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom that was continued to May 21, according to Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Davis is charged with murder in connection with the death of 62-year-old Alberto Delpino, Ardalani said.
Delpino died Jan. 28, 2014 in Antelope Valley Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit as a result of multiple blunt force injuries.
The Palmdale resident was allegedly attacked in West Palmdale around 5 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014 after a road rage incident, according to sheriff’s officials.
“He accidentally cut this guy off and then the suspect began to follow him. He didn’t want the suspect to follow him home so he stopped at Vicker Way and O-8… [He] got out of the car to apologize and that’s when he was attacked,” Palmdale Community Relations deputy Jodi Wolfe told The AV Times last year.
Delpino went home after the alleged assault, but the 62-year-old was transported the next day to the hospital where he died of his injuries Jan. 28, 2014.
In the days following the alleged assault, Wolfe said detectives were looking for two white males, one thin and one heavyset, who were in a beige or tannish-colored truck.
An indictment returned by a grand jury Sept. 17, 2014, charged Davis with murder in connection with Delpino’s death, Ardalani said Monday. Davis is the only defendant charged with Delpino’s murder, Ardalani added.
LASD inmate records show Davis was arrested Sept. 25, 2014. He remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
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