Uncertainty surrounds the murder of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent M.C. from Carson, California. Currently, his 14-year-old son is in custody for the killing, but friends are saying that the two had a great relationship. In fact, the son had recently decided to move back in with his father. A friend of the victim said that everything seemed to be great to M.C. who was enjoying spending more time with his son. However, the authorities are treating this as a domestic violence incident. M.C.’s work-issued gun was found in the front yard and M.C. was found in the family room with a bullet in his head.
After his son called 911, he was questioned for eight hours before being taken into custody on suspicion of murder. M.C.’s girlfriend was also questioned, but she was not arrested. It remains to be seen what will happen to the son. Minors are usually tried in juvenile court; however, those who are accused of the most serious crimes are often tried as adults so that they can be given a harsher penalty.
Under the California Penal Code, Section 187, murder is the“unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought.” First degree murder means that the act was deliberate and carried the intention of taking the victim’s life. If the suspect in this case is convicted of first degreemurder or another type of homicide, he could be facing life imprisonment. His entire future could be altered before he even got a chance to live. If you or a loved one was accused of murder of another crime, please contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our team at Martinian & Associates Inc. We offer a free consultation, socontact a Los Angeles murder lawyer today so see how we could defend you.