|For Immediate Release
September 12, 2006
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 323-4486 Cell
FATHER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR MURDERING
4-YEAR-OLD SON BY DROWNING HIM IN BATHTUB
FULLERTON – Gideon Omondi, 35, will be arraigned today for murdering his 4-year-old son by drowning him in the bathtub of his Fullerton home. Omondi is charged with murder and the special circumstances of lying in wait. If convicted he faces 25 years to life in prison, and may be eligible for the death penalty based on the special circumstance allegation. He is scheduled to be arraigned today, September 12, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at North Justice Center, Fullerton. He is being held without bail.
On September 10, 2006 at around 7:00 p.m., Omondi is accused of murdering his son, Richie, by holding him under water and drowning him in the bathtub of his home. He is accused of preparing the bath with the specific intention of drowning and murdering his son. The little boy’s body was later discovered by Fullerton Police on the defendant’s bed.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.