Efforts to appoint a new lawyer for Juan Manuel Alvarez, accused of
11 counts of murder in connection with the January Metrolink train
derailment, were postponed Wednesday until Sept. 27, according to a
Los Angeles court clerk.
Prosecutors announced Friday that they would seek the death
penalty against the 25-year-old construction worker from Compton, who
is also charged with arson. Alvarez allegedly parked his 1993 Jeep