HENDERSON (KSNV MyNews3.com) -- The trial for four men accused of kidnapping a Henderson girl and holding her for ransom is almost ready to begin.
It's been more than a year since police say Melissa Duran was taken from her home and held for $100,000 ransom.
One year ago, police say they found Duran blindfolded and alone in an apartment bathroom after a dramatic 21-hour search.
In November, a grand jury indicted Alejandro Sanchez-Sanchez, Cesar Sanchez, Mariano Sanchez-Sanchez, and Jose Sanchez-Perez on charges including kidnapping and extortion. All four pleaded not guilty.
The pre-trial, which is set for today, allows the judge to set ground rules going forward.
Duran’s family said last year that a couple of the suspects worked for a landscaping company owned by the victim’s father. The family said they were fired, however, some time before the alleged kidnapping.