“Make your decision based on what’s said in court,” he said. “You can’t depend on what you read. Avoid it throughout this trial.”
On Jan. 26, 2005, authorities say, Alvarez parked his Jeep Cherokee on the train tracks at Chevy Chase Drive in Glendale, causing a three-train wreck that Metrolink has called the worst in its history.
Alvarez allegedly doused his car is gasoline before what his attorneys call an aborted suicide attempt.
Alvarez is charged with 11 counts of murder with special circumstances and one count each of arson and train wrecking. He has been held without bail in Men’s Central Jail since he was arrested following the crash