Two Ventura juveniles and a 20-year-old man face charges for a Christmas Day
murder. According to police, the three men approached the victim in a parking garage, then attacked him. Video surveillance captured the assault.
Police say the video shows the trio beating, then stabbing the man. The three suspects are known gang members, and police say this was not a random incident. Police arrested the adult suspect on December 27 and a juvenile suspect on December 28. The other juvenile suspect was already in custody for another incident. Authorities charged all three suspects with homicide, street terrorism and conspiracy.
The adult suspect will return to court for a probable cause hearing on January 31. He also faces additional drug and weapons charges for an unrelated arrest. He remains jailed in lieu of a $1.16M bond. Prosecutors also filed a motion to transfer the two juvenile cases to adult court.
Ventura Murder Attorney
Murder is the most serious crime you can face in California. Your life is literally at stake. While California has not executed a prisoner in more than a decade, the death penalty is a realistic possibility. Nearly 750 California prisoners sit on death row today awaiting execution. When you face homicide charges in Ventura County, hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend takes homicide defense cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. He simply works hard to get their charges reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he works hard to ensure the best possible outcome for their cases.
Don’t settle for working with an attorney who won’t fight aggressively for your freedom. Instead, 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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