|For Immediate Release
Case # 11NF0950
March 25, 2011
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
HOMELESS MAN CHARGED WITH MURDERING FELLOW TRANSIENT BY HITTING HIM WITH
A PIECE OF WOOD
SANTA ANA – A homeless man was charged today for murdering another local transient man with a piece of wood. Sergio Camacho Gonzalez, 36, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, Gonzalez faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Gonzalez is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for continued arraignment April 22, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
On Sept. 27, 2010, Gonzalez is accused of murdering 56-year-old Andrew Petrusiak by striking the victim in the back of the head with a piece of wood in the rear parking lot of a Fullerton business complex. Fullerton Police arrived on scene after receiving a call about a man needing medical attention and investigated the case. Petrusiak was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.
The defendant was arrested by Fullerton Police on March 23, 2011
Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.