ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 13WF0932
Date: July 22, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man will face trial tomorrow for shooting and murdering a fellow patron outside a Stanton bar. Leobardo Villadares, 45, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death. If convicted, Villadares faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin tomorrow, Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
On the night of Sept. 15, 2013, Villadares is accused of going to the Oasis Bar in Stanton. He is accused of frequenting the bar and being acquainted with the staff. The defendant is accused of starting an altercation outside the bar with 48-year-old Francisco Salgado Torres. Villadares is accused of fatally shooting the victim twice before fleeing the scene on foot. Continue reading