TWO MEN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER SHOOTING A STORE OWNER AND CUSTOMER

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
August 11, 2006
Contact:

Susan Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 323-4486 Cell

TWO MEN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER AFTER SHOOTING A STORE OWNER AND CUSTOMER

FULLERTON – Two men involved in a Buena Park shooting will be arraigned today for attempting to murder a store owner and customer.  William Deshawn Cartlidge, 19, and Neil Deontrai Duffey, 18, are charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of 2nd degree robbery.  Duffey is also charged with aggravated mayhem, and is facing an enhancement of personally discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury.  Cartlidge is facing an enhancement of knowingly being vicariously armed with a firearm.  If convicted, Duffey is facing 66 years to life in prison with three life counts, and Cartlidge is facing 21 years in prison with two life counts.  Dartonyon Jessemarquis Loyd, 19, Travis Tremaine Graham, 19, and Curtis Lee Washington Jr., 66, are charged with being an accessory after the fact and are all facing three years in prison.  All are scheduled to be arraigned today, August 11, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. at North Justice Center in Fullerton.  

On August 8, 2006, Cartlidge and Duffey are accused of entering Sunshine Liquor on Western Avenue in Buena Park.  Immediately after entering the store, Duffey is accused of pulling out a gun and shooting Mote Malhas, the store owner who was working as the clerk, in the head.  Cartlidge is accused of the going behind the counter and taking the keys from Malhas as he lay on the ground suffering, and attempting to open the cash register.  Duffey is then accused of shooting a customer, Cesar Castillo, in the face and the back of the head as he entered the store.  After being unable to open the cash register, Duffey and Cartlidge are accused of removing it and taking it out to their car, stopping on the way to bend over and take Castillo’s wallet.  Loyd, Graham, and Washington are accused of trying to help Cartlidge and Duffey after the crime by disposing of the cash register.

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