Three men accused of holding a Highland boy for ransom pleaded not guilty to the crime Oct. 17.
Fidel Jesús Patino Jaimes, Jair Tomás Ramos Domínguez and Ezequiel Felix López pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to kidnap a minor and kidnapping a minor. Jaimes also pleaded not guilty to the additional charge of carrying a 9mm pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition despite being convicted of a felony crime of illegal reentry from Mexico to the United States.
Trial is scheduled for Nov. 28 before California Central District Judge Jesus Bernal.
“Few things can be as terrorizing to a parent as having your child kidnapped and