Suspected gang member pleads not guilty to second degree murder

<p>Julio Cesar Martinez</p>

Julio Cesar Martinez

A 20 year-old suspected gang member accused of being involved in the murder of another gang member last year in Walla Walla pleads not guilty today.

College Place resident Andres Solis is charged with second degree murder, felony riot and three counts of first degree assault in the death of Julio Martinez.

Prosecutors believe Solis was a part of, and encouraged a gang fight that led to Martinez's death.

Today, a judge lowered Solis's bail from $250,000 to $100,000.

Solis is scheduled to go to trial December 17th.