Judge Terrence Van Oss set an Oct. 12 trial date, The Sacramento Bee reported.
Anthony Waiters, Kenny Lau, Michael Schumacher and Caren Ramirez have been indicted on charges they held a teenage boy captive more than a year in a Tracy home, beating him with a baseball bat, slashing him with a razor and inflicting chemical burns among other tortures.
"This is one of the weirdest cases I've ever seen, that any of us have ever seen," Van Oss said.
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