A former Camarillo man, charged with the murder of a child, is now free. A jury acquitted the man of murder earlier this month. They also found the man not guilty of assault causing death.
The charges stem from the death of a 3-year-old boy in 2014. The boy suffered injuries while at home with his mother and the mother’s boyfriend. The mother took her son to the hospital for treatment, but the boy died two days later.
The man and woman married in 2016 and moved to Evergreen CO. Investigators in Ventura County, however, extradited the man and charged him with murder and assault. Key to the man’s acquittal was the testimony of the Ventura County Medical Examiner. The ME determined that the child’s death could not be classified as a homicide. She also indicated that the child’s injuries were consistent with a fall, which is what the parents described.
Following his acquittal, authorities released the man from custody. He had remained jailed in Ventura County since his extradition in 2016.
Camarillo murder lawyer
When you face charges for a homicide, hire an aggressive, experienced murder lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
This case demonstrates that the evidence doesn’t always support the prosecutor’s case. That’s why it’s important to have an attorney on your side who will fight for you. Homicide is the most serious conviction you can hold in California, especially when the case involves a child.
An aggressive, experienced attorney will fight tirelessly to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. Expert testimony can raise critical questions in the jury’s mind regarding the truthfulness of the prosecutor’s evidence. This comes about only when you have a dedicated criminal defense attorney working for you.
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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