Two Hayward suspects pleaded not guilty this morning to killing a Hayward teen in 2010.
were arrested in late March in relation to the death of Samuel Nava III. Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Elgin Lowe said the two pleaded not guilty this morning at the Hayward courthouse.
Nava's mother, Sarita Nava, declined to comment when asked about hearing the pleas, which were entered more than three months after the suspects' arrests.
Yim is . Eddins was gunned down in front of Barnard-White Middle School in Union City. Five others were also arrested and charged with murder for the benefit of a street gang in that case.
On May 3, 2010 at about 6:45 p.m., Nava, who was 17 at the time, was shot and killed while riding in a car in Hayward. He was in the backseat of the vehicle, which was making a U-turn from north Mission Boulevard to south Mission Boulevard at the intersection with Industrial Parkway.
Yim and Rodriguez were arrested in Newark after investigators determined them to be suspects in the case through "forensics examinations and witness accounts," according to a police report.
A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 7.