3 plead not guilty in slaying of 2 men in southeast Fresno

The Fresno BeeJuly 17, 2014 

Three men on Thursday pleaded not guilty in the July 5 deaths of two men who were found shot to death in a southeast Fresno home.

Gabriel Ornelas, 23, Alberto Perez, 27, and Eduardo Serrano, 34 -- along with two other suspects who are still at large -- are charged with with two counts of murder with gang enhancements and one count of robbery.

They made a brief appearance in Fresno County Superior Court before Judge Alan Simpson. Their next hearing date is scheduled for July 30.

Fresno police allege the five men murdered Aleman Ramirez, 39, and Jose Lopez, 31, inside a home at 3652 E. Mono Ave. Police found the victims after responding to a disturbance call at the residence.

The five suspects are all Bulldog gang members, police said.

Ornelas and Perez were arrested Monday at a business in the 4500 block of South Chestnut Avenue. Serrano was arrested the same day in the 3600 block of East Balch Avenue.

Police are still searching for the final two suspects -- Matthew Porraz, 21, and Santino Moreno, 33. Porraz is also wanted for a murder that occurred on May 2.

The reporter can be reached at (559) 441-6320, jellis@fresnobee.com or @johnellis24 on Twitter.

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