When a crime occurs, especially one that results in multiple deaths, there is an understandable need for answers. The community wants assurances that they are safe, and police want to show that they are doing their jobs. However, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Despite this, there are many questions that still surround a murder case in California.
The incident that led to charges reportedly happened at a bowling alley on a day in early January. Though details are sparse, a witness claims that an altercation that blocked the entrance broke out and lasted approximately five minutes. The witness describes the incident as “complete chaos” and said he heard 15 shots fired.
Unfortunately, three people were shot and killed during the event; two of the deceased victims were 28 years old while the third was 20. A 47-year-old man has since been arrested and charged with their murders. He is additionally charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is currently being held without bail. If convicted of the charges, he could face the death penalty or life without parole.
Despite the murder and other charges against the California man, the incident remains under investigation and many questions remain unanswered. While the incident is certainly a tragedy, there must be sufficient evidence to prove that the man is guilty of the allegations against him. Because of the seriousness of the consequences of a conviction, he will most likely want an experienced criminal defense attorney working on his behalf.