A Baldwin Park man will spend the rest of his life in prison for murder. According to prosecutors, the man – a gang member – carried out two homicides, two attempted homicides and a stabbing assault in Baldwin Park. The surviving victims included an innocent by-stander, a teenage boy and a woman. Two other men, ages 20 and 22, died after the defendant and his accomplices tracked them down and shot them.
Five other associates of the defendant are already serving prison sentences for their roles in the killings. Prosecutors say the five defendants already in jail acted on the instructions of the gang’s leader. The group targeted individuals thought to be “enemies” of the gang.
The violent attacks took place between May and October 2013. Five of the six men received indeterminate sentences of up to life in prison. A sixth man is serving a 21-year prison sentence for his role in the crimes.
Baldwin Park murder attorney
When you face charges for homicide in California, your life is literally on the line. Your best defense begins with hiring an experienced murder attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 35 years of experience exclusively in criminal defense. He takes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
California law allows people convicted of first-degree murder (in some cases) to receive the death penalty. Since 1930, the State of California has executed more than 300 people. Today, about 750 Californians sit on death row, awaiting an execution date. Although there is a moratorium on executions right now, nothing in California law prevents prisoners from being executed. The only thing that stands between these people and their execution date is a change in administrative policy.
Because your life is literally at stake, you need the best possible defense in court. Mr. Helfend is an aggressive defense attorney who will make the effort to overcome prosecutors who are seeking the death penalty.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that the outcome of your case is a foregone conclusion. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County murder/fraud case.
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