Two men have been charged with a special circumstances gang murder in Fullerton in October, authorities announced Monday.
Carlos Castaneda of Buena Park, 35, and Tommy Antonio Navarette of Anaheim, 19, were charged last Monday with murder, with special circumstances allegations of doing so for a gang. They were also charged with street terrorism and sentencing enhancement allegations of gang activity.
Castaneda faces a sentencing enhancement for a gang member’s vicarious discharge of a gun while Navarette faces a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death.
Salvador Duran Castaneda of Buena Park, 72, was charged with being an accessory after the fact. The relationship between the Castanedas was not immediately known.
Carlos Castaneda and Navarette are scheduled to be arraigned March 29 in the jail courtroom in Santa Ana. Salvador Castaneda is scheduled to be arraigned April 5 in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Carlos Castaneda and Navarette are accused of killing a man on Oct. 7. Fullerton Police Sgt. Carin Wright would not release the name of the victim “out of respect to the family.”
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office did not respond immediately to requests for the name of the victim.
In mid-October, Fullerton police put out a call for help tracking down the man’s killer. Police were looking for the public’s help identifying and locating the owner of a pickup truck seen leaving the location of the fatal shooting, which happened about 9:15 a.m., Oct. 7, near Ford and West avenues.
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