Articles Tagged With ‘U-haul murder’

Santa Maria jury convicts 5 in U-Haul murder trial

A Santa Maria jury delivered first-degree murder convictions to five of six defendants who stood trial for the killing of a 28-year-old man that allegedly occurred as retribution for a drug debt. [Lompoc Record] Ramon Maldonado, 39, David Maldonado, 57,... (Continue reading)

U-Haul murder trial trudges on in Santa Maria

A multi-month murder trial in Santa Maria has moved into its third week of testimony as prosecutors continue to make their case that six gang members murdered and tortured a 28-year-old man in retribution for a drug debt. Six defendants... (Continue reading)

Are potential jurors afraid of reprisal?

Santa Barbara County Superior Court has summoned 1,400 potential jurors for a Santa Maria torture-murder trial, but approximately 1,000 of those summoned did not show up to court. [KSBY] Jury selection began Monday in the trial of six defendants charged... (Continue reading)