|For Immediate Release
Case # 12ZF0155
December 12, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
MAN CONVICTED OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER FOR 4TH OF JULY ROBBERY AND STABBING-MURDER OF 67-YEAR-OLD MAN
*Defendant was also wanted for attempted murder in Santa Cruz County
SANTA ANA – Man convicted of special circumstances murder today for the stabbing-murder of a 67-year-old man following a robbery on the 4th of July. Felipe Jesus Delgado, 22, Anaheim, was convicted by a jury of one felony count of special circumstances murder for murder during the commission of a robbery and one felony count of robbery. He faces a sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole at his sentencing Jan. 31, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center Santa Ana.
At the time of his arrest, Delgado had a warrant for his arrest in Santa Cruz County for attempted murder.
On the night of July 4, 2012, Delgado approached 67-year-old Daniel Rowlett outside of a business on Olive Street in Anaheim. Delgado robbed the victim of his wallet and then stabbed him over a dozen times in the legs and chest before he fled the scene on foot.
At approximately 10:45 p.m., the Anaheim Police Department (APD), who investigated this case, responded to the scene after receiving a call regarding a possible traffic accident. Rowlett was found by officers bleeding in the driver’s seat of his truck and was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.