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June 8, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that after a three-day court trial, Judge Ryan Wright found Hermin Martin Trujillo Henderson (DOB 04/16/65), of Ventura, guilty of felony fleeing the scene of an accident involving death, and concealing evidence of a crime, a misdemeanor.

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June 7, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that after a three-day court trial, Judge Ryan Wright found Hermin Martin Trujillo Henderson (DOB 04/16/65), of Ventura, guilty of felony fleeing the scene of an accident involving death, and concealing evidence of a crime, a misdemeanor.

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June 6, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Bryn Spejcher (DOB 01/25/91), of Thousand Oaks, has been charged in Ventura County Superior Court case number 2018018798 with murder, and a special allegation that she personally used a knife, for the stabbing death of Chad O’Melia on May 28, 2018.

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June 6, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Victor Vega (DOB 8/1/1965) of Oxnard, the owner of Vega Cleaning Service, was sentenced to serve 365 days in Ventura County jail for committing workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

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June 1, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Wilson Claude Chouest, Jr. (DOB 12/2/1951) was found guilty of killing two unidentified women in July 1980.

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May 25, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Michael D. Schwartz has been selected to serve as Chief Assistant District Attorney.

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May 24, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Severiano Arredondo (09/02/94), of Santa Paula, was sentenced to a term of 34 years 8 months for an assault with a firearm on two Santa Paula police officers.

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May 23, 2018

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that two juvenile males, ages 15 and 16, were charged with the murder of Adrian Ornelas committed on May 20, 2018, in the city of Oxnard. The arraignment for the two juveniles was continued to July 12, 2018.

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May 18, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Javier Gonzalo Sanchez (DOB 6/18/62) pled guilty to two felony counts of foreclosure consultant fraud.

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May 15, 2018

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Fernando Ruiz Llamas was arrested on Friday in the city of Ventura for arranging to meet a child for the purposes of committing sexual acts.

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