Moroyoqui and Garcia both going to court before trial dates

Hearing are scheduled in the next several days in two high profile fatal drunk driving cases.

A motion to delay the trial date for Richard Moroyoqui is scheduled to be heard on Thursday, one day before a previously scheduled readiness hearing.
Moroyoqui, 35, is charged with four felonies in connection with a head-on collision that killed a Taft mother and her daughter on July 20, 2017.

He had been scheduled to go on trial starting June 4.

Moroyoqui faces two counts of second degree murder and two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with the deaths of Raeleen and Raegan Sorensen.

The California Highway Patrol and prosecutors say Moroyoqui was driving drunk on Highway 119 west of Buena Vista Road when his vehicle went into oncoming traffic and collided with the Sorensen' car.

Moroyoqui has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

He is being held without bail.

In the second case, Carlos Bonifacio Garcia, charged with second degree murder in the death of Frankie De La Cruz, scheduled for a status conference on June 23.

Garcia is accused of drunk driving in a July 16, 2017 crash. Bakersfield Police said Garcia's car drifted from the eastbound lanes to the westbound lanes and collided with De la Cruz' vehicle.

Garcia, 27, is being held on $1,050,00 bail.