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Defense attorney Michael D. Schwartz, who is representing Fullerton police officer Jay Cicinelli, 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. Officer Manuel Ramos, a 10-year-veteran of the department, is accused of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter and Cicinelli, who has worked in Fullerton since 1999, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and excessive force in the case. Both have pleaded not guilty. (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.