Case # 17NF0979

Date: April 27, 2017

MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR MURDERING HIS CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for murdering his childhood best friend.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Augustine Brady Godoy, 30, Salinas

  • One felony count of murder

 

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Personal use of a deadly weapon

26 years to life in state prison

Arraignment

  • April 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
  • CJ-1, Central Jail,

         Santa Ana

 

Bail: $1 million

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Godoy was living with Kamal Malouf and Malouf’s parents in their Anaheim home.
  • On July 14, 2015, the defendant is accused of having a verbal disagreement over the phone with the victim, who was at work.
  • When Malouf returned home, Godoy is accused of beating him to death and stabbing him in the head with a knife, then calling 911.
  • When Anaheim Police Department (APD) officers arrived at the scene, the victim was found dead as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
  • Godoy is accused of being found in a nearby bedroom in the home.

APD investigated this case and arrested Godoy on April 6, 2017.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy, Homicide Unit

 



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