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Defense attorney John D. Barnett, who is representing Fullerton police officer Manuel Ramos, in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, a homeless man in Fullerton, cross-examines a witness during a preliminary hearing in Santa Ana, Calif., Monday, May 7, 2012. Ramos, a 10-year-veteran of the department, is accused of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Joshua Sudock, Pool)

Cali. police officers to be tried in homeless death

Two Southern California police officers were ordered Wednesday to stand trial in the death of a mentally ill homeless man, 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, following a violent arrest last summer.