January 17, 2014
According to a report by The Ventura County Star, on January 9, Ventura Police arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting that took place on December 16, 2013.
The suspect is a 37-year-old man and a resident of Santa Paula. He was arrested previously by a California Highway Patrol officer in Glenn County, as a warrant had been issued for his arrest.
The December 16 shooting took place at a parking lot in the back of the 50 block of South California Street. After receiving information about the shooting, police immediately reported to the scene and found an injured man, who was later identified as a 29-year-old Oxnard resident. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he had to undergo surgery.
After his arrest, the Santa Paula suspect was taken back to Ventura County, where he faces a charge of attempted homicide. At the time of the report, he was still waiting to be arraigned.
Under California law, a person can be convicted of attempted homicide, or attempted murder, if the prosecution proves the following two facts:
- The defendant took a direct step toward murdering another person (or fetus), and
- The defendant had the intention of killing that person (or fetus).
Although seemingly straightforward, these “elements of the crime” can actually be quite difficult for the prosecution to establish. An effective criminal defense attorney should be able to identify weaknesses in the prosecution's case, expose them, and use them to discredit the argument altogether.
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