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Camarillo Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder for Killing Teen

Camarillo Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder for Killing Teen

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Tyler Ostertag (DOB 10/16/1994), of Camarillo, was found guilty of second-degree murder for the stabbing death of Daniel Morales, of Camarillo, and dissuading a witness to the murder. Daniel was 16 years old when he was killed. The murder occurred on August 31, 2015. Daniel […]

Mother Found Guilty of Murder of Three-Year-Old Daughter

Mother Found Guilty of Murder of Three-Year-Old Daughter

VENTURA, California-District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Mayra Alejandra Chavez (DOB 10/4/1991), of Oxnard, has been found guilty of three felonies including second-degree murder for the killing of her three-year-old daughter, Kimberly Chavez Lopez, which occurred in  June 2015. Chavez was also found guilty of assault resulting in death of a child and […]

Oxnard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2009 Murder

Oxnard Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2009 Murder

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jonathan Gallegos (DOB 3/23/1991), of Oxnard, was sentenced by Judge Bruce Young to 16 years to life in prison for the January 17, 2009, killing of Alfredo Vargas, also of Oxnard.  On March 27, 2018, Gallegos pled guilty to the second-degree murder of Mr. […]

Man Charged in Brother-in-law’s Murder

Man Charged in Brother-in-law’s Murder

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Jonathan Fuentes (DOB 7/11/96), of Oxnard, has been charged with second-degree murder for the killing of his brother-in-law, Ryan Switzer, on March 15, 2018. It is also alleged that Fuentes personally used a firearm in the commission of the crime. Fuentes is currently in […]

Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder in DUI-Related Death

Man Sentenced for Second-Degree Murder in DUI-Related Death

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Joseph Cantrell (DOB 10/29/86), of Camarillo, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, following his October conviction for second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit-and-run driving, and driving on a suspended license. Cantrell has been in custody since the crime occurred […]

Ventura Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder After Victim’s Body Found in Freezer

Ventura Man Found Guilty of Second-Degree Murder After Victim’s Body Found in Freezer

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Michael Bresnak (DOB 12/22/63), of Ventura, guilty of second-degree murder for killing Jeffrey Korber on March 22, 2011. After murdering the victim, Bresnak kept his body hidden in a freezer at a storage unit for over two years. The case was initially […]

Camarillo Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Dui-Related Death

Camarillo Man Guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Dui-Related Death

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that a jury found Joseph Cantrell (DOB 10/29/86), of Camarillo, guilty of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony hit-and-run, and driving on a suspended license in connection with the death of Randel Lee Fillmore on August 23, 2015. Cantrell, who had previously been convicted […]

Rodriguez found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

Rodriguez found Guilty of Second Degree Murder

DA: Kevin Hogrefe Convicted of Second Degree Murder of Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

DA: Kevin Hogrefe Convicted of Second Degree Murder of Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

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Santa Paula woman found guilty in 2013 murder over Facebook texts

Santa Paula woman found guilty in 2013 murder over Facebook texts

Yesterday, January 23rd, the trial of Yajayra Dominguez came to a close.  Dominguez was charged with the murder of Ashley Calanche, which occurred on Sept. 27, 2013. At approximately 12:53pm at Mill Park in Santa Paula, Dominguez and Calanche became involved in an argument that stemmed over texting on Facebook. The argument escalated into a […]