In order for a person to be convicted of a crime, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Often, this standard is difficult to meet. In fact, even though a man reportedly has a history of problematic behavior regarding libraries and their employees, it is unclear what connects him to the recent murder of a California woman.
Reports indicate that the man had contentious interactions with employees at the library that employed the 41-year-old woman that the 56-year-old man is accused of shooting. As a result of the incident that happened in October he was issued a stay-away order. Despite the order, the details of the incident — including whether it involved the now-deceased woman — are unclear.
The man is accused of approaching the woman as she sat in her vehicle. He allegedly shot her at point blank range in her head and face. He is said to have fled the scene afterward but was taken into custody the next day after what reports describe as a “slow-speed chase.” Though police say they discovered several guns in his possession, they did not say whether they discovered the gun used to kill the woman.
The man, charged with first-degree murder, is being held without bail. According to reports, the man had only recently moved to California but had an arrest history in another state regarding incidents occurring at a library. An attorney with experience with such cases can help the man evaluate the evidence against him as well as ensure that his mental state is taken into consideration as the case proceeds.