For Immediate Release
April 8th, 2005
Contact: Mark Macaulay
Media Relations Director
(714) 347-8405


WHO: Jon David Tafoya, 25, of Downey.

WHAT: Set to be arraigned on eight felony counts including two counts of murder.  The charges stem from a police pursuit on March 5, 2005, in Mission Viejo which ended with a head-on collision that killed two people.  Along with the murder charges, Tafoya is charged with two counts each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit and run causing great bodily injury and/or death, and evading police.  Senior Deputy District Attorney Dennis Conway in the Homicide unit has been assigned to prosecute the case.

WHEN:    9 a.m. Monday April 11, 2005

WHERE: Department S2, South Justice Center, 30143 Crown Valley Pkwy., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.