Police arrested a Ventura man on suspicion of attempted murder in an El Rio weekend shooting. Hospital staff at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard informed police that they were treating a man with a gunshot wound. Medical personnel later transferred the man to the Ventura County Medical Center for additional treatment.
According to police, the suspect and the victim had engaged in an argument. The suspect produced a weapon and shot the man in the chest. The shooting took place in El Rio, just outside of Oxnard. Investigators identified the suspect and obtained search and arrest warrants. During the search of the suspects home, officers located a firearm, ammunition and also “a large quantity of narcotics.”
The suspect does not currently face charges of attempted murder, however he faces charges of assault, and weapons and drug charges. He also faces twelve special allegations, which, if true, could result in extended prison terms. The judge freed the suspect on a $170,000 bond and will return to court on April 5 for matters related to his case.
El Rio Murder Attorney
When you face charges for homicide or attempted homicide, hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience, exclusively in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Homicide and attempted homicide are very serious charges in the State of California. Despite the governor’s recent moratorium on executions, the death penalty is still very much on the books. The moratorium on executions does not mean that death row prisoners received clemency, or sentence commutations.
When you face these serious charges, your best defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Having an aggressive, experienced and prepared defense on your side can make a major difference in the outcome of your case.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, or hope that the state’s position on executions will change. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County murder case.
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