A Ventura jury convicted a man of murder in a nearly twelve-year-old case from Oxnard. Isaac Sinsun, 32, faces 25 years to life in prison in the shooting death of Joaquin Castaneda.
Police discovered Castaneda’s body on an Oxnard street in November 2005. They found his car about a half-mile away from his body. Forensic examination of the vehicle showed that Castaneda was shot in his car, then left in the street.
Police identified Sinsun as a suspect in the homicide as well as a series of similar robberies that took place in the area at the time. Sinsun implicated himself in the killing while under surveillance. He was an inmate in a California state prison when prosecutors charged him in Castaneda’s death. Police also used new forensic techniques to connect Sinsun to the crimer. A Superior Court judge will sentence Sinsun in August.
Oxnard murder lawyer
Murder is the most serious charge you can face in California. This case shows that the passage of time doesn’t put a homicide defendant at an advantage. New advances in forensic science will work against you. That’s why you need the assistance of an experienced murder lawyer like Robert Helfend.
Mr. Helfend takes homicide cases in Oxnard and throughout Southern California. Because the prosecutor can seek the death penalty in any first-degree homicide case, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney who will fight for you in court.
Many defense attorneys don’t want to take murder cases because they’re complex. They require an exhaustive amount of work. To defend a homicide suspect, the attorney must work tirelessly to find witnesses to the crime itself and expert defense witnesses to challenge every detail of the prosecutor’s case.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney, or one who doesn’t want to work to defend your rights. 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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