Californian man accused of killing and kidnapping a family: On Monday, prosecutors announced charges against a California man in the abduction and deaths of an 8-month-old infant, her parents, and her uncle.
On October 3, Jesus Salgado is said to have taken the family at gunpoint from their trucking company.
Authorities claim that Salgado, a former worker with whom he had a long-running conflict, murdered them within an hour.
Aroohi Dheri, her 27-year-old mother Jasleen Kaur, her 36-year-old father Jasdeep Singh, and her 39-year-old uncle Amandeep Singh find dead late Wednesday in an almond grove in California’s San Joaquin Valley.
A day after the abductions, 48-year-old Salgado attempted suicide before arrested. The Merced County District Attorney’s Office said on Monday that he charges with four counts of first-degree murder under unusual circumstances.
He may sentence to life in jail without the chance of release if found guilty.
The fatalities were part of other murders in the same case and occurred during an abduction.
Salgado made an appearance in court on Monday, according to KFSN. He declined to plead and requested more time to hire a lawyer. He is due back in court on Thursday.
Vern Warnke, the sheriff for Merced County, refused to comment last week on the state of the adults’ bones found in the orchard and claimed it was unknown how the infant passed away. The kid, according to Warnke, had no apparent injuries.
Salgado should get the death sentence, according to Warnke. However, District Attorney Kimberly Lewis said on Monday that she would postpone that choice until 2019.
Salgado is also accused of setting a fire and having a weapon in their possession, both against the law. He had previously convicted of first-degree robbery with a firearm, attempted false detention. And tried to obstruct or discourage a victim or witness in Merced County about 20 years ago.
He received an 11-year state jail term in the case in 2007. However, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was freed in 2015 and released from parole three years later.
According to the agency, he also find guilty of possessing a controlled narcotic.
Alberto Salgado, 41, Alberto Salgado’s younger brother, detain late on Thursday and charged with criminal conspiracy, accessory, and destruction of evidence.