Yet Another Judge Taking Olinger Murder Case

After a closed-door hearing, Presiding Judge Russell Scott named retired Judge Philip Sarkisian to hear the case.

Ruelas and his younger brother, Angel Ruelas, are charged with stabbing 17-year-old Olinger and dumping him near the Pacific Grove Recreation Trail, where he was found dead on Sept. 19, 1997.

Prosecutors cannot seek capital punishment for Angel Ruelas, who was 17 at the time of the killing. He faces life in prison without possibility of parole if convicted in a separate trial before Curtis in October.

Yet Another Judge Taking Olinger Murder Case