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An arrest was made for a potential Los Angeles homicide case in Carpinteria on Thursday, March 6. Detectives with the LA Sheriff’s Department and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department teamed up to search two addresses including one on Carpinteria Avenue and one on Bailard Avenue.

According to the Santa Barabara Sheriff’s office, a mother and her daughter went missing during Christmas time in Los Angeles. The authorities also noted that the two missing individuals were believed to have previously been Carpinteria residents.

The mother of the suspect resides at the Bailard Avenue address while the subject lives at 4699 Carpinteria Avenue. Approximately 6 weeks ago, the missing woman’s vehicle, a small pickup truck with a camper, was found in Carpinteria.

According to the Sheriff’s department, the suspect turned himself in late Thursday night. There were no further details released in the case.

Violent Crime In Los Angeles

Crime reports from 2019 show that violent crime has been on the decline in Los Angeles. For the past ten years, there were fewer than 300 homicides in the city. Where crime spikes have been seen in particular communities, such as with gangs and in the rising homeless population.

As of December 21, 2019, there were 252 homicides reported. There were 61 fewer shooting victims in 2019 versus 2018. Today the numbers show that Los Angeles is not as deadly as it has been in previous years. In 1992, for instance, there were almost 1,100 homicides alone with 90,000 violent crimes reported. In 2019, the numbers are far less. There were approximately 27,000 violent crimes. The majority of homicides, 57%, in LA in 2018 were gang-related.

There are many layers of punishment that come with homicide. If you have been arrested, charged, and found guilty capital murder, this is the most serious charge in California. You will be facing either a life sentence without the ability of parole or the death penalty.

If you are convicted of murder, jail time isn’t the only thing you should be concerned about. You could also be facing a wrongful death suit filed by the family of the individual who was murdered. This is a civil proceeding in which, if you were found liable, it could cost you quite a bit of money paid to the family of the person you murdered.

Where Can You Find A Los Angeles Murder Defense Attorney?

The Los Angeles murder defense attorneys at the Manshoory Law Group, APC have an excellent reputation in the community with our successful track record of defending the rights of those that are accused of serious crimes. Our sole focus and training are in criminal defense. We take extra time reviewing all the details of our client’s case and work diligently to prepare the most ardent defense for them.

When you have been arrested for a crime in Los Angeles, we are available to talk anytime. Call the Manshoory Law Group, APC at 877-977-7750 and speak to one of our resourceful Southern California violent crime defense attorneys today. Together we can develop a strong defense strategy to keep you out of jail or reduce the time you will serve.

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