A Fillmore man faces a life sentence for murder and attempted murder following a deliberate Highway 126 crash. A jury found the man guilty of the intentional death of another motorist while attempting to kill his passenger.
According to prosecutors, the man told his passenger that they would both die in an intentional crash. He drove recklessly on the highway, at speeds approaching 90 miles per hour. At one point, the man deliberately struck the rear of another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle lost control of his car and crossed the center line. A semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction struck the badly damaged vehicle. The victim died as a result of the collision with the truck.
The Fillmore man and his passenger were injured in the incident, but both survived. Following the crash, the Fillmore man told police that he intentionally struck the victim’s car. Jurors deliberated for about a day before returning a guilty verdict.
Fillmore Murder Attorney
When you face homicide charges, hire an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes homicide cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Homicide is one of the most serious charges you can face in California. Since the state has the death penalty, a conviction can place you on death row. You could also face life in prison, with or without parole. Your best defense strategy includes having the best possible representation with you in court.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based upon the charges against them. Instead, he provides aggressive, high-quality defense services throughout the judicial process. Don’t gamble your freedom on an inexperienced attorney and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do.
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