LOS ANGELES – A wealthy gold trader was ordered to stand trial on charges of arranging to have his estranged wife stabbed to death in a Los Angeles parking lot in 2008.
A Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence on Tuesday for 46-year-old James Fayed and his employee, 49-year-old Jose Luis Moya, to stand trial on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Fayed is accused of paying Moya about $25,000 to arrange the murder of his wife, Pamela Fayed, in a Century City parking lot.
Prosecutors say Pamela Fayed's killer made a getaway in an SUV rented to her husband.
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty for Fayed and Moya, who are scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 9.