Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: June 27, 2014
Case # 12CF2591
SANTA ANA – A man was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison for his role in the stabbing-murder of a man after an argument over a ride. Heriberto Erick Vergara Calvillo, 29, Anaheim, pleaded guilty April 25, 2014, to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and a prior strike conviction for street terrorism in 2009.
Co-defendant Joseph Robert Suess, 39, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury March 20, 2014, to one felony count of first degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. The defendant has prior strike convictions for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and attempted robbery in 1994, and assault with a deadly weapon in 2002. He was sentenced to 51 years to life in state prison. Continue reading