Oxnard police arrested a juvenile suspect for a murder in March. According to Oxnard police, they found the victim lying in a city alley suffering from a gunshot wound. They took the 44-year-old man to the hospital, but he died from his injuries the next day.
Following a two-month investigation, police identified a 16-year-old suspect. They did not provide a motive for the murder, but characterized it as “senseless.” Authorities had already arrested the suspect on other charges, and was already in juvenile custody. It is likely that the prosecutor will seek to charge the suspect as an adult. The suspect remains in custody in the juvenile detention facility without bail.
Oxnard murder lawyer
When you face homicide charges, hire an experienced murder lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes homicide cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
A homicide trial can literally place your life at stake. California hasn’t executed a defendant in more than a decade, but the state is still issuing death sentences. The age of a defendant can significantly complicate a homicide trial. It also poses special considerations for sentencing.
Nonetheless, young adults can accumulate a significant felony history. In California, a third felony conviction for a violent felony can result in a life sentence. The state’s Three Strikes Law affects habitual offenders, even with a history of non-violent felonies.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney. You could be risking your life. Instead, work with an experienced, aggressive attorney. Mr. Helfend manages every case personally. You will always work directly with him on all matters associated with your case. 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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