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.- Hours after police arrest three more men in connection with a bizarre Santa Maria murder, an eighth suspect is in custody.
28-year-old Anthony Solis pulled up to King Falafel's just before 5:00pm Thursday evening, but employees say minutes after Solis ordered, officers showed up and arrested him. Police are calling Solis the latest suspect connected in the murder of 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra.
Earlier in the day, Santa Maria Police arrested 55-year-old David Maldonado at the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, where he too was named a suspect in the murder.
"When he arrived for what would have been a pre scheduled meeting presumed to his probation terms," said Sergeant Mark Streker, Santa Maria Police Department.
Five minutes later, officers arrested two more suspects on the 700 block of East Central Avenue in Santa Maria. 33-year-old Santos Manuel Sauceda and 19-year old Robert Sosa, who police say are documented gang members.
"They were identified by an officer the traffic stop was made and they were taken into custody without incident," said Streker.
The investigation started Monday with a report of a violent crime at 1142 West Donovan. When police arrived they found evidence of an assault. Then Tuesday Ibarra's body was found stashed in the back of a u-haul truck found an Orcutt neighborhood.
At the time, police arrested Ramon Maldonado, a well-known gang member according to police, along with Carmen Cardenas and Pedro Torres.
"David Maldonado who was taken into custody today is Ramon Maldonado's father," explained Streker.
On Wednesday police arrested 42-year-old Reyes Gonzales, also a well-known gang member. Sources tell Central Coast News the victim, Anthony Ibarra, has two young children with a woman named Sunni Sosa who we've learned is Gonzales' and latest suspect, Robert Sosa's sister.
"There are very detailed and complex investigations...this could take weeks, months for it to be completed," said Streker.
Four of the eight suspects are expected to be in court Friday morning for an arraignment. The district attorney's office is alleging torture was used in Ibarra's death which could open the door for the death penalty.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:13 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:13:40 GMT
PASO ROBLES, Calif- A group has been formed to find solutions for the declining Groundwater Basin in Paso Robles. Its called PRAGG or the Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions. "RightMore >>
PASO ROBLES, Calif- A group has been formed to find solutions for the declining Groundwater Basin in Paso Robles. Its called PRAGG or the Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:48 GMT
PASO ROBLES, Calif- The new top cop for Paso Robles may have already been chosen. This is the second round of interviews the city has conducted in finding the new police chief. The finalist in the lastMore >>
PASO ROBLES, Calif- The new top cop for Paso Robles may have already been chosen. This is the second round of interviews the city has conducted in finding the new police chief. More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:02:32 GMT
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. -- Police need your help to find 25-year old Anthony Griffin. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office said he's wanted for failure to appear and court vandalism. DeputiesMore >>
Police need your help to find 25-year old Anthony Griffin.More >>