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Preliminary hearing for man charged with murdering his girlfriend

EL CENTO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The man charged with murdering his girlfriend is back in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.

19-year-old Anthony Hernandez's preliminary hearing was supposed to take place in February of this year, but due to a witness issue, they rescheduled it for June 10.

Hernandez is charged with shooting his girlfriend, 18-year-old Emily Padilla, with an AR-15 rifle at the Imperial Garden Family Apartments on Euclid Avenue on June 26, 2023.

He is facing a total of four felony counts, including murder and possession of an assault weapon.

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