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Jury selection begins in brothers’ trial

by Gregory Crofton, Tribune staff writer

Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of two brothers allegedly involved in a fight at a South Shore bar. The trial is scheduled to begin this week in El Dorado Superior Court.

Javier Camacho Hernandez, a 34-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, is charged with assaulting with a knife Steven Brewster, 29, Steven Pagliaro, 29, and Anthony Dana, 28-year-old co-owner of My Cousin’s Joint, the bar in which the fight occurred June 21.

Ricardo Camacho Hernandez, 26-year-old brother of Javier, is charged with assaulting Pagliaro and Dana with a crowbar.



Javier’s three felony counts are more serious than Ricardo’s because prosecutors are charging him with the intention of inflicting great bodily injury during his assaults.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Atwell said the type of assault that Javier is charged with carries a maximum of seven years in prison per count. Ricardo, charged with two felonies, could be sentenced to four years in prison for each count.




In unrelated cases, Ricardo has two misdemeanor charges pending against him for possessing gun silencers, and Javier is charged with a misdemeanor DUI and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Police testified that the fight allegedly broke out near the entrance of the bar after Ricardo Hernandez reportedly pulled a crowbar from his waistband and began to swing at people. Dana allegedly grabbed the weapon and was cut while holding it. Dana has since made a full recovery from a stab wound to his hand that required surgery.


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