HESPERIA – The final of three suspects has now been arrested in connection with the murder of Hesperia resident Juan Ochoa.
Ochoa was located unresponsive at around 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in a dirt lot near 11th Avenue and Live Oak Street. When deputies arrived at the scene they located Ochoa suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Emergency personnel arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene. Homicide detectives responded to the location to conduct an investigation.
The investigation led to three suspects being identified as being involved in a kidnapping and murder of Ochoa. Moises Morales was arrested in Hesperia on March 9, 2017, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for murder. Morales remains in jail and is being held in lieu of $1,500,000 bail.
Kevin Tapia, of Victorville, was arrested on March 15, 2017, and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Murder with his bail also being set at $1,500,000 bail.
Leonel Hernandez, the final suspect, was arrested in Bakersfield and booked for Murder on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Hernandez will be arraigned on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Moses Morales’ and Kevin Tapia’s next court date is also scheduled for June 22, 2017.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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