A Hemet teenager has died from stab injuries that are reported to have been inflicted by three or four Latino men. The incident took place on January 15, 2013, at approximately 5 pm. There is little information about why the boy was targeted by the men. Witnesses present reported that they observed three Latino men running away in a vacant field directly after the stabbing.
When a murder has taken place, homicide detectives will be canvassing the area, searching out more information that could lead to finding the perpetrators. An arrest on a murder charge is one of the most dangerous of all criminal cases, and the death penalty could be sought by the prosecutor, particularly in light of the young age of the victim.
In cases of criminal accusations related to violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter, assault or any theft crime that involved violence or a home invasion, the penalties are extremely high in the State of California. A conviction can include many years in state prison, up to life, or the death penalty. There are cases in which a person is arrested and charged with a serious violent crime that was either not involved, or was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The most important issue is to get a criminal defense lawyer. Those who cooperate with law enforcement may face a lesser charge or lower sentence, or better. No criminal case is simple with regard to outcome. It is vital that defense counsel is experienced, knowledgeable and has extensive trial experience in cases of murder or other crimes of violence.
The legal team at the Law Offices of Grech & Packer is made up of some of the few Certified Criminal Law Specialists in the area.