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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Pre-trial Conference for Benjamin Orozco Set for Jan. 9


December 13, 2018

DAYTON—A pre-trial conference for accused murderer Benjamin Orozco has been set in Columbia County Superior Court for Jan. 9.

Orozco has entered a plea of not guilty to charges of second degree murder in the shooting death of Dayton resident Lance Terry, and first degree assault, in the wounding of Dayton resident David Eaton 20 years ago.

Orozco and an acquaintance, David De la Rosa, became involved in a confrontation with Eaton and Terry behind the PDQ convenience store in downtown Dayton on July 7, 1996.

It is alleged that Orozco shot Terry in the abdomen and chest, and Eaton in the ha...

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