The two gang members arrested for the murder of 9-year old Ximena Meza have entered “not guilty” pleas. What a surprise.
From the OC Register:
Ricardo Cruz, 19, and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, pleaded not guilty to the murder of Ximena Meza, whose death while playing in front of her family’s home shocked the community.
Authorities say that on Oct. 22, Meza was struck by gunfire when one man got out of a white car and opened fire with a handgun on a group of men who were standing nearby. The shooter and the group of men all fled before officers arrived.
Cruz, a Buena Park resident who was on active parole, and Aquino, an Anaheim resident who was on active probation, were arrested two days after the shooting. Authorities have not indicated which of the men is though to have pulled the trigger.
Both men have a history of run-ins with law enforcement in connection with gang involvement and violent crimes dating back to when they were juveniles, according to court records.
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