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Cal Poly robbery case moves toward a trial, but one defendant hopes to settle

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In an arraignment on Feb. 9, all five Cal Poly student athletes accused of planning or carrying out an August 2014 armed robbery once again pleaded not guilty to all of the charges they’re facing.

Cameron Akins, Cortland Fort, Kristaan Ivory, Dominique Love, and Jake Brito are now set for a pre-trial conference hearing on March 30. Brito is set for an additional conference on March 16, at the request of his attorney, Denton Wilson.

Prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney Eric Dobroth said he was “not sure exactly why” Wilson requested an additional conference for Brito.

When contacted by New Times, Wilson said he was “hoping to settle the case” on March 16, but declined to say precisely how he intended to settle on Brito’s behalf.

“A pretrial conference is an opportunity to get all the parties together, in court, to discuss potential resolution to the case and, if necessary, to set trial dates,” Dobroth wrote in an email to New Times. “There may be multiple pretrial conferences if the parties are still investigating or working towards a resolution.”

As of now, Akins is facing 12 felony counts, Love and Fort are each facing nine felonies, and Brito and Ivory are facing one felony count each.

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