Monday, March 09, 2020

People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - March 6, 2020)

It's a disturbing story about the home invasion robbery (and accidental murder) of a millionaire in Monte Sereno.

Sometimes your impression of these things is that they're totally random; that it could "happen to anyone."  Mind you, here, the decedent had been partially "set up" by a 19-year old prostitute that  "visited [him] over 100 times at his home in Monte Sereno" and to whom he had given "hundreds of thousands of dollars and three cars over the years."  Morality aside, that's hardly a reason to kill a guy.  Plus, you'd sort of think all that money would buy you some goodwill.  Apparently not.

This is also another one of those cases that (rightly) uses only the first name of the victim but (wrongly, I believe) omits the last name of the murder victim.  His name was Raveesh Kumra, not Raveesh K.

Rest in peace.