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. - The first four suspects arrested in the gang-related murder of Anthony Ibarra were in court Friday morning for a scheduled arraignment. Cameras were not allowed inside the courtroom, but as the four suspects made a brief appearance, they looked stone faced as they stood before the judge.
"We received no substantive information from anybody as to whether or not there is an identity issue in this case..so until we are able to make that assessment the court has out of abundance of caution guarded the rights of these defendants," said David Bixby, Defense Attorney.
Suspect Carmen Cardenas was the only defendant of the four who actually stepped inside the courtroom. For security purposes the other three, Ramon Maldonado, Reyes Gonzales and Pedro Torres sat behind a glass window.
Judge McGreagor continued the arraignment until Monday, where all eight suspects are scheduled to make an appearance.
Investigators believe Ibarra was murdered in Santa Maria Monday at 1142 west Donovan. Evidence indicated an assault had occurred. The next day, Ibarra's body was found in the back of a u-haul truck in Orcutt.
The remaining four suspects, David Maldonado, Robert Sosa, Santos Manuel Sauceda and Anthony Solis were arrested Thursday.
Maldonado was taken into custody at the Santa Barbara County Probation Department. Sauceda and Sosa were arrested after an officer spotted them on the 700 block of east Central Avenue in Santa Maria. As for Solis, police say he was arrested at King Falafel.
The District Attorney's Office alleges torture in Ibarra's death, which means if convicted, Ramon Maldonado and Reyes Gonzales could face life in prison without parole or even the death penalty.
Cardenas and Torres are just being charged with being accessories after the fact in the murder with a special allegation of street terrorism, if convicted they could face up to seven years in prison.
Ramon Maldonado and Reyes Gonzales are the only suspects denied bail.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:51:06 GMT
MOORE, Oklahoma -- Several Red Cross groups across the nation are heading to Moore, Oklahoma where a tornado tore through the area, tearing through neighborhoods and killing dozens of people. DonationsMore >>
Several Red Cross groups across the nation are heading to Moore, Oklahoma where a tornado tore through the area, tearing through neighborhoods and killing dozens of people.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:13 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:13:02 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – A record $8.1 million in scholarship money will be awarded this Wednesday to thousands of Santa Barbara County students through the Santa Barbara Foundation. The event, which isMore >>
A record amount of $8.1 million in scholarship money will be awarded this Wednesday to thousands of Santa Barbara County students through the Santa Barbara Foundation.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:44:52 GMT
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- An operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile has been delayed due to a range safety instrumentation issue Tuesday morning. TheMore >>
An operational test launch of an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile at Vandenberg Air Force Base has been delayed due to a range safety instrumentation issue.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:06 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:06:33 GMT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A suspect is in custody after authoritis linked him to a shooting last Tuesday on the 800 block of North Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. Police arrested an 18-year-old gang memberMore >>
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A suspect is in custody after authorities linked him to a shooting last Tuesday on the 800 block of North Milpas Street in Santa Barbara.More >>