Alamo Alarm owner on trial for murder

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 19, 2006

STOCKTON, Calif.--Paul Alamo, owner of Alamo Alarm in Stockton, Calif., will stand trial this month for the murder of Mark Hasty, the Record reported. The event in question happened Oct. 13, 2003, at a home on which house painter Hasty was working. Alamo has been free on $333,333 bail since the time of his arrest in December of 2003.
Alamo has claimed through his lawyer that he shot Hasty in self-defense. Deputy District Attorney Lester Fleming says Alamo should not have been at the crime scene in the first place. Fleming expects the arguments phase of the trial to begin by Feb. 1.
Hasty's family has also filed a wrongful death claim against Alamo in civil court. That suit would be argued following the conclusion of the murder trial.
Alamo Alarm is a full service alarm company located in Woodbridge, Calif., with a showroom in Lodi, Calif.