Thursday, April 18 2013 8:15 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:15:46 GMT
SANTA MARIA - The eight men and two women charged in the Ibarra homicide case returned to Santa Maria Court with their attorneys to be formally arraigned on murder and various other charges that couldMore >>
D.A. still deciding whether to seek death penalty in killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Wednesday, April 10 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-04-10 19:24:32 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Eight men and two women are charged in the homicide of 28 year old Anthony Ibarra whom prosecutors say was beaten, tortured and killed last month in a home on West Donovan Road in what prosecutorsMore >>
Ten men and women are charged in gang-related, torture-involved killing of Anthony Ibarra last month.More >>
Tuesday, April 9 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-04-10 00:18:48 GMT
SANTA MARIA - If you own a home and rent it out you can sit back and collect the rent. But you're still potentially liable for everything that happens on or in the property including if there is a homicide.More >>
Santa Maria home where authorities say Anthony Ibarra was tortured and killed was rented out.More >>
Friday, April 5 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-04-06 01:24:04 GMT
SANTA MARIA - All nine suspects have been arrested for the murder of one man and all set to be arraigned in court next Wednesday. Seven defendants are charged with murder and could face the death penalty. TheMore >>
Conflict Defense Team attorneys work under contract with the Superior Court in cases where there are multiple defendants.More >>
Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-04-04 03:29:36 GMT
SANTA MARIA - 19 year old Verenisa Aviles is the latest defendant to be charged in what prosecutors say was a gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra in a home on West Donovan Street on March 17. PoliceMore >>
Verenisa Aviles is ninth defendant charged in the alleged gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-03-27 02:27:43 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations that include lying in wait, kidnapping, torture, committing murder for a criminalMore >>
Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-03-27 00:55:35 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Some of the suspects arrested and charged in the murder of Anthony Ibarra in Santa Maria last week were released from prison under AB 109. AB 109 is California's controversial state prisonMore >>
Controversial state prison realignment called into question with involvement of defendants in alleged gang-related murder.More >>
SANTA MARIA, Calif.- Santa Maria Police say they found a man's body stuffed in the back of the truck Tuesday morning on Los Padres Road in Orcutt. The owner of the U-Haul shop on West Main Street in Santa Maria tells Central Coast News the truck the body was found in, was rented out from his business yesterday.
"We received information from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department that the u-haul was located here and we responded after they located it," said Sergeant Mark Norling, Santa Maria Police Department.
Police believe the man may have been killed inside this home on the 1100 block of West Donovan.
"We began an investigation yesterday of a possible assault with information that a homicide had occurred," said Norling.
Police say they now have three suspects in custody, 37-year-old Ramon Maldonado, 28-year-old Carmen Cardenas and 54-year-old Pedro Torres.
Maldonado has been on Central Coast News before. Back in December, police pulled up to a home on 500 block of Richard Street thinking they were responding to a burglary. Instead they found Maldonado, at the time a well-known gang member and three suspects. Maldonado was arrested for a local warrant along with probation violations from Monterey County.
It's unknown where Maldonado was living prior to his alleged involvement with Monday's homicide, but the owner of the U-Haul business on West Main Street says one of the other suspects Cardenas rented the truck from his shop Monday morning and said she did not look suspicious to him.
As of Tuesday evening, police are still investigating and have not released the name of the man killed.
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:46:13 GMT
SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Two people were arrested Sunday after leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol on a pursuit. It started at 19th and Paso Robles streetsMore >>
Two people were arrested Sunday after leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies and the California Highway Patrol on a pursuit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:29:12 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- More than 200 people across the Central Coast walked in Santa Barbara to bring awareness to a 'silent' disease. Digestive diseases such as Chron's and Colitis affect one inMore >>
More than 200 people across the Central Coast walked in Santa Barbara to bring awareness to a 'silent' disease.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:14:07 GMT
BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Federal investigators are in Connecticut inspecting the scene of a commuter train crash. Officials said it could take days before the busy section of track reopens. During the FridayMore >>
Federal investigators are in Connecticut inspecting the scene of a commuter train crash. Officials said it could take days before the busy section of track reopens.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:08:19 GMT
DAMASCUS, VA -- According to the Associated Press, a car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in Damascus, a small Virginia town. Around 50 to 60 people were hurt, according to reports. No fatalitiesMore >>
According to the Associated Press, a car drove into a group of hikers at a parade in Damascus, a small Virginia town.More >>