|For Immediate Release
Case # 10CF2692
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
SON CHARGED WITH STABBING-MURDER OF MOTHER IN HER SANTA ANA HOME
SANTA ANA – A son has been charged with murdering his mother by stabbing her to death in her Santa Ana home. Marvin Horatio Cipullo, 25, Santa Ana, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Cipullo is being held on $1 million bail and is expected to be arraigned in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The date and time are to be determined.
On Sept. 30, 2010, Cipullo is accused of murdering his 57-year-old mother, Rebecca Garcia, by stabbing her with a kitchen knife. Cipullo is accused of having a volatile relationship with his mother, who had recently made the defendant move out of her home. After murdering the victim, Cipullo is accused of fleeing the scene.
At approximately 2:30 a.m., Cipullo’s brother discovered Garcia’s murdered body on the floor of the home and called 911. Police began searching for Cipullo, who was arrested while walking in Santa Ana on Oct. 2, 2010, after a citizen recognized him and called the police.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Mike Murray of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.