A series of raids conducted across Los Angeles County led to 11 arrests. On January 26th, 2011 local law enforcement officers, sheriff's detectives, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and special weapons teams carried out a gang sweep targeting members of the Gardena 13 gang. The sweep resulted in 11 arrests, including the arrest of Luis Erasmo Garcia, 27, a man wanted on suspicion of killing 3 men at a car cruising event back in 2008.
Garcia was taken into custody by Gardena police shortly before 6:00am after law enforcement agents raided several homes. Court records indicate that Garcia faces capital murder charges for the killings of brothers Jose Farias and Victor Manuel Farias and another man, Vidal Hernandez Rebolledo, in August of 2008.
Immediately involving an attorney is absolutely crucial if you or someone you know stands accused of any criminal offense, particularly one involving a violent crime such as murder. A capital felony may be punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole or by the death penalty. When your entire life is on the line, you need the level of hard-hitting defense counsel that will grant you the best possible opportunity at avoiding a conviction and these harsh penalties.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we are here to offer you the representation, guidance and support you need. Contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at our firm today.