The three men charged with killing Sheriff's Department cadet Kelly Bazer in Spring Valley will have separate trials.
The trial of the alleged triggerman, Jesse Lee Stuart, 20, will be assigned Tuesday to a San Diego Superior Court judge. Prosecutors said they want his trial to be first.
The trials of Prentice Byrd, 19, and Ronnie Williams, 20, were both scheduled Monday for Aug. 18 by Superior Court Judge Richard Huffman, but one will follow the other.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Keith Burt did not oppose the defense attorneys' motions to sever the cases. He said he wanted to use each defendant's statements in their trials to implicate one or two of the others.