Photo by Alexander Nguyen
Photo by Alexander Nguyen

Two brothers were charged Thursday in the beating death of a neighbor in an unincorporated area near La Puente.

Flavio Macias Jr., 28, and Jonathan Macias, 23, are scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 23 in a Pomona courtroom in connection with Luis Segura’s death.

Flavio Macias Jr. attacked the 44-year-old man with a hammer and planter blocks on Monday while his younger brother served as a lookout, Deputy District Attorney Pak Kouch alleged.

Macias was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead Wednesday.

The brothers were arrested about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday after a standoff that lasted nearly eight hours. Tear gas was deployed to flush out the suspects, one of whom suffered dog bites, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The criminal complaint alleges that Flavio Macias Jr. was previously convicted of injuring a cohabitant in 2005, carrying a dirk and dagger in 2006 and possession of a controlled substance in 2012.

If convicted as charged, he could face up to 28 years to life in state prison, while his brother could a maximum of 25 years to life behind bars, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

— City News Service 

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