Authorities believe all of the defendants in this case are gang members. Police have said Wilson, known as a charismatic leader in the community who formed an anti-gang group called The Movement, used his group as a cover to recruit the teens and later sexually assault and rape them. Wilson was a mentor to Mitchell, who had had run-ins with the law in the past but whose family and friends had said wanted to help people. Wilson and Fletcher were charged in January 2006 with one count of murder with special circumstances in Mitchell’s death. The two men are being held without bail and could face the death penalty if convicted. Wilson faced more than 20 counts, many of them sexual crimes against young men. LOS ANGELES – A judge decided Wednesday that two Pasadenans will stand trial for the murder of a 16-year-old Pasadena boy whose body was found, strangled and naked, in an alley in the city’s Northwest in July 2005. James Floyd Wilson, 32, and Rodney Davon Fletcher, 25, are scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 27 for the murder of Frank Mitchell, along with a slew of other charges. Wilson’s brother and nephew – Damon Barnes, 40, of San Gabriel, and Predon Alfonse Walk, 20, respectively – were also held to answer by the judge on charges related to the crime. Barnes is alleged to have set fire to the car used to transport Mitchell’s body. Prosecutors say Wilson had asked Walk to either beat up or kill one of Wilson’s other sexual-assault victims. The judge only dismissed one charge filed against both Wilson and Fletcher – conspiracy to commit murder of Mitchell’s mother, Wilma, said L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson. However, Thompson added, Pastor told prosecutors they could file the charge a second time as solicitation to commit murder. Pastor modified the charge against Walk to be conspiracy to commit assault likely to commit great bodily injury against one of Wilson’s alleged victims. Thompson explained the charge was originally conspiracy to commit murder. “Both Mr. \ Worchell \ and I were extremely pleased,” Thompson said of Pastor’s decision. “We presented in front of someone who has a brilliant legal mind. It was 31 days of testimony over nine months, and Judge Pastor could easily, easily pull facts from the air based on what had transpired.” Wilson’s defense attorney, Amy Jacks, said she had no comment yet, as she had not had time to confer with her client. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!