FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18CF3361

DATE December 4, 2018

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AND CAUSING GREAT BODILY INJURY WHILE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with murder and causing great bodily injury while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Jesus Segura Herrera, 29, Orange

Charged today, Dec. 4, 2018, with the following felony counts:

  • Murder
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol causing injury
  • Driving with blood alcohol content of .08% or more causing bodily injury

 

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Great bodily injury

15 years to life in state prison

Continued arraignment

 

Dec. 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

 

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Dec. 2, 2018, Jane Doe, John Doe, and Jorge Carrillo were stopped at an intersection on Grand Avenue in Santa Ana.
  • As the light turned green, the defendant is accused of crashing into the back of the victims’ vehicle, sending them into the intersection.
  • Witnesses rushed to help the defendant out of his car. Herrera is further accused of fighting the witnesses, re-entering his car, and attempting to flee.
  • The defendant is accused of crashing into a nearby light pole, where he remained until police arrived.
  • John Doe sustained a broken spine and Jorge Carillo was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of the crash.
  • At the time of the crime, Herrera is accused of having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .26 percent.
  • Santa Ana Police Department investigated this case.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Dan Feldman, Homicide Unit

 



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