SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A family, living with a painful loss for more than 30 years, is on a path toward closure.
On Friday, Jose Angel Solorio appeared before a judge. He’s accused of killing two people during a party in Ramona in 1987.
Family members of German and Ventura Aviles were in the courtroom to watch the short hearing
"He wants justice and wants him put in jail for what he did to our family,” said Jesus Aviles.
Aviles spoke to 10News on behalf of his grandfather who lost his brother and nephew in the shooting.
“He's happy that he got caught but mainly he wants him in prison,” Aviles said.
Prosecutors say on June 7, 1987, Solorio got into an argument with other adults at a birthday party for a four-year-old girl at the Ramona home. He left for a short time and returned with a gun, fatally shooting two people.
"There's a lot of witnesses, obviously this was a party full of people that he walked into and literally shot people at point-blank range," said Deputy District Attorney Brian Erickson told 10News at a previous hearing.
Solorio pleaded not guilty to the four counts. He faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Solorio is due back in court in March. His attorney told 10News they have no comment at this time.