Three men charged in 2002 slaying of East Los Angeles teenager
Three men were charged with murder on Wednesday in connection with the death of a 15-year-old Brenda Sierra, whose body was found in the San Bernardino Mountains more than a decade ago.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office announced that 30-year-old Eddie Chavira, 35-year-old Daniel Cervantes and 35-year-old George Barraza were charged with the murder, along with co-defendant 28-year-old Rosemary Chavira, who pleaded not guilty to the teen's murder in March.
The District Attorney's office said Eddie, Daniel and George Barraza conspired with Rosemary Chavira for killing the teenager after she witnessed a shooting. Barraza is still at large, while Eddie is currently in prison on an unrelated homicide conviction.
Sierra, a 15-year-old sophomore at Schurr High School, disappeared on October 18, 2002, while she was on her way to a friend's home in East Los Angeles. Her body was found on October 19 in the San Bernardino Mountains. A postmortem report revealed that she had been raped and died of blunt-force trauma to the head.
The shocking case went cold until earlier this year, when L.A. police arrested Rosemary Chavira in connection with the teen's murder.
No arraignment date was set for Eddie Chavira or Cervantes. Barraza is still at large. Prosecutors haven't yet decided whether to seek the capital punishment for the suspects.
- Hyundai Ioniq Electric tops GreenerCars’ 2021 “greenest” list; Ram 1500 TRX ranked “meanest” vehicle
- Pennsylvania casino representatives urge state lawmakers to limit VGTs & ban illegal skill gaming
- Hyundai announces battery leasing accord to trim down EV prices, coordinate reuse
- Samsung SDI to invest $849 million to expand EV battery plant in Hungary
- Pennsylvania Lottery on track to break revenue record: Drew Svitko
New Zealand News
- Tesla to design & build affordable EV in China: Tom Zhu
- First deliveries of all-electric Porsche in Australia to take place this weekend
- Crown Resorts suffers record six-month loss due to COVID-19 closures
- Australia’s Crown Resorts 'not suitable' for Sydney gaming license: Inquiry Commission
- What Does Phasing Out Cheques Tell Us About Finance in New Zealand?
American gaming and hospitality giant Boyd Gaming...Read More
An American citizen who had boasted in front of an...Read More
Pushing the long-awaited Chicago casino project...Read More
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect a...Read More
Tech biggie Google’s recent filing with the US...Read More