ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 14NF4644
October 28, 2014
WHO: Alfredo Aquino, 20, Anaheim, and Ricardo Cruz, 19, Buena Park.
WHAT: Were each charged today with one felony count of special circumstances murder for committing a murder for criminal street gang purpose, one felony count of street terrorism, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one felony count of possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of school grounds with sentencing enhancements and allegations for criminal street gang activity, a gang member vicarious discharge of a firearm causing death. It is also alleged that Cruz and Aquino were both previously convicted of a serious and violent felony in July 2014 for one felony count each of possession of a prohibited weapon and street terrorism.
If convicted, they face a minimum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole. The People will request the defendants be held without bail at their arraignment this afternoon.
WHEN: Today, Oct. 28, 2014. The time is to be determined.
WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
The Anaheim Police Department investigated this case. The investigation in this case is ongoing and no further information will be disclosed at this time.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Ernie Gomez at (714) 347-8844.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Rahul Gupta of the Gangs Unit is prosecuting this case.
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff