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Thursday, May 30, 2013

OC Sheriff's Son to be Tried as an Adult for Beating Father with a Hammer

A 17-year-old from Orange County faces several felony charges, including attempted murder, for allegedly attacking his father, a 50-year-old reserve officer, with a hammer.

The Orange County District Attorney's office says at approximately 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, John Kudla grabbed a construction hammer from the kitchen, then walked upstairs to his father's bedroom and struck him in the head multiple times with that hammer.

Authorities say Kudla then got dressed, ate breakfast and told another family member in the house taht his father was sick and would probably stay in bed all day. He then took his dad's wallet and car to school. During school hours, Kudla allegedly took some friends to a local McDonald's but did not return to school.

Officials say another family member found the victim injured and bleeding, he was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where he remains in a comatose and critical condition.

The same day of the attack, a CHP officer spotted Kudla northbound on the 5 Freewa in Los Angeles, pulling him over and taking him into custody. Authorties also found the rinsed hammer used in the attack in Kudla's home.

Kudla faces three felony counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, unlawful taking of a vehicle and a sentencing enhancement for causing brain injury and paralysis.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is paramount that you are represented by an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and charges. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Brower and Associates are ready to fight for you, call Brower and Associates for help with your case today.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Maribel Ramos Roommate Charged with Murder

Kwang Chol "KC" Joy, the man accused of murdering Maribel Ramos, made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Maribel Ramos, a Cal State Fullerton student and Iraq War veteran, went missing three weeks ago. She was last seen May 2 on surveillance video outside of her apartment building in Orange dropping off a rent check at the leasing office. Her disappearance prompted an intense search, and her body was found in Modjeska Canyon Friday. Joy was arrested that day and remains behind bards on $1 million bail. Joy and Ramos had been roommates for 18 months before her death.

Ramos disappearance was ruled to be "suspicious" from the start by investigators, as she was known as a committed woman, involved in school events and softball. When she was a no show for a couple of events, concerns heightened. Joy, who was considered a suspect in Ramos' disappearance before her body was even found, spoke awkwardly with investigators and reporters during the search for her body, professing his love for Ramos and calling her his "best friend" and the "only family I had."


Prosecutors allege Joy got into a fight with Ramos after she told him to move out because he was not paying rent. Authorities suspect that there could be another motive; there could be the possibility that Joy was infatuated with Ramos.

Ramos was to graduate this week from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in criminal justice. Her neice will be receiving her degree in honor of Ramos.

Charges of criminal conduct should be taken seriously, and traversed with the help of experienced criminal defense attorneys. If you or a loved one has been charged with criminal conduct, contact the experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Brower & Associates.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Huntington Beacher Teenagers Charged with Attempted Murder

A man remains in critical condition at UCI Medical Center after allegedly being assaulted by four teenagers in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach police say the incident began as a fight between dozens of teenagers at Murdy Park on Goldenwest Street and Warner Avenue just before 8 p.m. on Friday. At least one witness says a woman tried to intervene, but the teens turned on her. That's when the victim, her boyfriend, tried to help.

When the 25-year-old victim fled the skate park, he was followed by the teens to a shopping center. The victim, identified as Victor Silcock, was then assaulted inside a laundromat by the teens and hit on the head with skateboards. Police are reviewing surveillance video from inside the laundromat.

Seven teens were detained and four were later arrested and booked on attempted murder for allegedly beating the victim nearly to death with skateboards. A father of one of the teenagers alleges that Silcock attacked the teenagers with a screwdriver, and stabbed on teenager with the screwdriver.

All four teens remain in custody. All four were on probation for other crimes at the time of their arrest. Anyone with information about the fight is urged to call the Huntington Beach Police Department at (714) 536-5971.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important that you are represented by an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and/or reduce your charges. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Brower and Associates are ready to fight for you, call Brower and Associates for help with your case.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

SWAT Cars Vandalized, Suspect Arrested

A Cypress man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of graffiti vandalism on police and school property.

Cypress police officers discovered graffiti on a SWAT vehicle in a secure parking lot on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. The vandalism occurred overnight, according to police.

At about 6:50 a.m., officers were dispatched to Lexington Junior High School in Cypress by a report of graffiti vandalism on campus. The same graffiti symbol on the SWAT vehicle was also located on the front of the school, on the school sign and in the quad area. At 3:45 p.m. the same day, officers were again dispatched to Lexington Junior High due to a report of a suspicious person with a bandana over his face taking pictures of the school.

The suspicious person was reportedly taking "trophy" photos of his graffiti, according to police. It was determined the suspect was responsible for all four graffiti vandalism incidents. Cypress resident Mitchell Lee, 22, was arrested and booked at the Orange County Jail for vandalism. He was held on $20,000 bail.

A search warrant served at Lee's residence turned up further evidence of both crimes. The total damage to both the police vehicle and the school property is estimated at $50,000. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important that you are represented by an aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and/or reduce your charges. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Brower and Associates are ready to fight for you, call Brower and Associates for help with you case. 
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