Tortured Tracy Teen to Get His Day in Court

Judge sets trial date for four accused of imprisoning teenager

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    A trial date has been set for four accused of torturing a teenager.

    A San Joaquin County judge has set a trial date for four people accused of torturing a teenager at a Tracy house.

    Superior Court Judge Terrence Van Oss on Monday set a Feb. 1 trial date for Michael Schumacher, his wife, Kelly Lau, Caren Ramirez, and Anthony Waiters. Van Oss says the trial will last about two months.

    The four were indicted by a grand jury in March on aggravated mayhem, torture and false imprisonment of a 16-year-old Kyle Ramirez.

    Authorities say Kyle escaped from the couple's home in Tracy by unlocking an ankle chain and stumbling emaciated and bruised into a health club in December.

    Attorneys representing the four defendants say they plan on challenging the indictment.

    The judge set a date for Nov. 9 to hear the arguments.