Testimony Continues in Insanity Trial of Joseph Jimenez for Corona Movie Theater Shooting

Testimony continued today in the insanity trial of Joseph Jimenez, who is accused of shooting and killing two teenagers at a Corona movie theater in July 2021. The trial is being held at the Riverside County Courthouse in Riverside, California.

During today’s proceedings, a former friend of Jimenez, Carlos Gonzalez, took the stand for the first time. Gonzalez testified about the night of the incident, stating that Jimenez had been acting strange and muttering to himself at dinner before the movie. Gonzalez recalled feeling uncomfortable during the horror movie as Jimenez continued to mutter and stare. Eventually, Gonzalez and two other friends left the theater, leaving Jimenez behind.

Gonzalez testified that he was unaware Jimenez had a gun, which he had retrieved from his car during the movie. He also stated that while he was concerned for his safety, he did not believe Jimenez would harm the couple. Gonzalez learned of the murders the next day while at work and subsequently went to the Corona Police Department with the two other friends to provide information implicating Jimenez as the likely suspect.

The judge presiding over the case will determine whether Jimenez was sane or insane at the time of the murders. If found sane, Jimenez could face a sentence in a state prison. The trial is ongoing, and further testimony is expected to be presented.

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