Manuel Ramos, Cop Accused of Killing Kelly Thomas, Has Continued Arraignment This Morning

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The arraignment of Fullerton Police Officer Manuel Ramos, who has been charged with murdering homeless man Kelly Thomas, was scheduled to be continuing this morning in Santa Ana.

Ramos' defense attorney, John Barnett, is expected to ask Orange County Superior Court Judge Erick Larsh to reduce the defendant's $1 million bail.

The cop, who already pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges, is being held in isolation at Orange County Jail. He could be sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison if convicted.

Police Corporal Jay Cicinelli also pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force in Thomas' death. Cicinelli is out on $25,000 bond with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Nov. 4.

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