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Resolution possible for Valencia pair charged with possessing illegal weapon

Arrests were made after Eric Yee allegedly made threats in an online chat room

Posted: March 27, 2013 1:01 p.m.
Updated: March 27, 2013 1:01 p.m.
 

SAN FERNANDO — The lawyer representing a young Valencia man who made national news last fall for allegedly posting online comments about hurting children told a San Fernando Superior Court commissioner Wednesday he anticipates a “possible resolution” in the case.

Defense attorney Alfredo Guevara III appeared in court representing Eric Ting Yee, 21, and his father Roger Manfoo Yee, both of Valencia and both charged with possessing an illegal weapon.

“We have a possible resolution of both matters,” Guevara told Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Martin Gladstein.

The father and son, both in crisp black suits, posted bail shortly after their arrest and waived their right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday when asked by Gladstein.

They were ordered to appear back in court in May.

Eric Yee was arrested Sept. 17 for allegedly posting comments in an ESPN online chat room saying he was watching kids and wouldn’t mind killing them.

Although Eric Yee was arrested for allegedly making threats, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office did not file such a charge against him.

A search of his parents’ home, which overlooks two Santa Clarita Valley schools, turned up several weapons, including an illegal H&K M-94 assault rifle.

Both Eric Yee and his father were subsequently charged with possessing an illegal weapon.

In October, both entered a plea of not guilty to the charge.

On the day they entered their plea, the younger Yee was handed two temporary restraining orders signed by a Superior Court judge ordering him to stay away from schools in both the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Saugus Union School District.

jholt@signalscv.com
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