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UPDATED: Women Arrested in Beaumont Murder Appear in Riverside Court

Vanessa Kathleen Fierro and Tanita Marie Baker had a felony settlement conference in Riverside on Friday.

Update 3:30 p.m.: 

A preliminary hearing has been set in the case for two women being prosecuted for their alleged roles in the death of a Beaumont woman.

Both Vanessa Kathleen Fierro and Tanita Marie Baker, who are currently being prosecuted together for each one's alleged role in the Feb. 28 death of Elizabeth "Coti" Asselin, attended a felony settlement conference Friday in Riverside.

At that conference, a preliminary hearing– in which a judge will hear evidence and testimony to determine what charges, if any, the women must stand trial for– was set for April 11, according to District Attorney Spokesman John Hall.

 

Original story as follows:

Two women arrested in connection to the stabbing death of a 44-year-old Beaumont woman are scheduled to appear in a Riverside courtroom Friday morning.

Both Vanessa Kathleen Fierro and Tanita Marie Baker, who are currently being prosecuted together for each one's alleged role in the Feb. 28 death of Elizabeth "Coti" Asselin, are slated to attend a felony settlement conference, according to the district attorney's office.

Fierro was charged on March 8 with murder, and Baker was charged with being an accessory to murder for allegedly helping Fierro escape town and police, according to a criminal complaint in the case.

Both women are already convicted felons who served time in state prison, according to court documents.  Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges in the death of Asselin.

Fierro remains jailed in the downtown Riverside jail on $1 million bail, while Baker is locked up in lieu of $540,000 bond.

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COTI'S TRUE FRIEND March 31, 2013 at 05:20 AM
I AGREE WITH YOU GUYS...COTI WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS AND IT ALSO TURNS OUR STOMACHES JUST THE THOUGHT OF WHAT THOSE MONSTERS DID TO HER!!!! SHE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE ABUSED THAT WAY. I PRAY DAILY ASKING THE LORD TO PLS GRANT ME THE STRENGTH TO NOT BLURT OUT AT THE MOUTH WHEN I GO TO THE NEXT COURT DATE? WE ARE BEHIND COTI 100% WE WILL BE HER VOICE. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LET JUSTICE BE SERVED....COTI WE LOVE AND MISS YOU LOT'S...NO WORRIES HON...."WE GOT YOU" LOVE YOU FRIEND....
COTI'S TRUE FRIEND March 31, 2013 at 05:21 AM
I AGREE WITH YOU GUYS...COTI WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS AND IT ALSO TURNS OUR STOMACHES JUST THE THOUGHT OF WHAT THOSE MONSTERS DID TO HER!!!! SHE DID NOT DESERVE TO BE ABUSED THAT WAY. I PRAY DAILY ASKING THE LORD TO PLS GRANT ME THE STRENGTH TO NOT BLURT OUT AT THE MOUTH WHEN I GO TO THE NEXT COURT DATE? WE ARE BEHIND COTI 100% WE WILL BE HER VOICE. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LET JUSTICE BE SERVED....COTI WE LOVE AND MISS YOU LOT'S...NO WORRIES HON...."WE GOT YOU" LOVE YOU FRIEND....
Washy March 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM
I cannot believe with the torture Coti went through our DA didn't call for the death penalty.....
Vince March 31, 2013 at 07:23 PM
ikedaddy says he says @ 12:07 pm on Saturday, March 30, 2013: "Double trouble!!" **** More like DOUBLE COYOTE UGLY----how would ya like it if they made them an "Ike Sammich" down to The Motel No Tell, and ya woke up with 'em sleeping on both yer arms? You'd have ta gnaw them arms clean off quiet like so's not to wake up the sleeping beasts, and then you could make an escape...huh?
Scott April 04, 2013 at 11:05 PM
I hope the hotty with the sweet tats gets out. Im needing some of dat. Woo hoo

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