Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
SON FACES TRIAL FOR MURDERING GIRLFRIEND AFTER ARGUMENT OVER METHAMPHETAMINE
WITH 3-MONTH-OLD BABY IN ROOM
*Father faces trial for helping son flee after the murder
Anton Naimat’s father, Tassawur Naimat, 56,
In January 2007, Anton Naimat began living in a spare room in his father, Tassawur Naimat’s,
At approximately 8:00 p.m. on February 8, 2007, Anton Naimat is accused of going into his bedroom with Villareal while his father and the other roommate were in the living room. The defendant is accused of having an argument with Villareal after the victim refused to give Anton Naimat methamphetamine. Anton Naimat is accused of going into the bathroom, getting a gun, walking out and shooting the victim one time on the head. Villareal’s 3-month-old baby was strapped into a baby seat in the bedroom when the victim was shot.
Anton Naimat is accused of leaving the bedroom and fleeing the apartment with Tassawur Naimat. The roommate found Villareal on the floor and called 9-1-1. Anton Naimat was arrested at approximately 3:10 a.m. on February 9, 2007, after
Villareal died a week later at
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.