Homicide in Phoenix
Police stay pretty busy in Phoenix, let’s be honest they stay pretty busy no matter where they work but especially busy the closer they are to the border. Homicide pops up all over Phoenix. They definitely do not get enough thanks or credit for all their hard work that they do for our country. They work hard to keep our families safe.
The Mesa police department has arrested two suspects in connection to the June double shooting. The shooting sadly left a woman and man dead. According to reports, the shooting happened early in the morning on June 16th at an apartment near Lindsay and Broadway roads.
The police were able to arrest the second suspect who is twenty-four year old, Ysidro Placencia.
According to reports, the male victim was twenty-two year old, Jesse Ibarra. At first was able to make it through the shooting. Twenty-two year old, Arturo Perez Jr. was the alleged shooter and Placencia was the lookout during the shooting.
Ibarra told the police that the Placencia stood by the door and watched for any passerby’s and was to pick up the casings from the scene.
The female victim was nineteen year old, Unique Aguilera was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Even though Ibarra was alive at first, after several surgeries he also passed away from his injuries a on June 27th.
Now Placencia is being charged for two counts of first degree murder as well as one count of burglary and one count of tampering with evidence.
It’s sad that two people lost their life due to people trying to steal from their home. They worked hard for their belongings and someone just felt they had a right to come in and take what they wanted. What is wrong with people that they feel that this kind of life is okay? It’s okay to shoot someone because you’re in a tight spot and you need something so it’s okay to end someone’s life? No.
Phoenix Homicide Lawyer
Criminal Defense Cases
If you have been charged with murder, the attorney you choose to defend you will likely be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Obtaining a strong defense could be the difference between freedom and a life behind bars.
At the Phoenix based Offices of Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC, you will find the experienced, dedicated and highly skilled trial attorneys you need to protect your rights. Each of our attorneys made a conscious decision to become a criminal defense lawyer. We could have chosen any other field of law, but defending the freedom and liberty of people who are facing the possibility of incarceration was our first choice. We believe strongly that skilled and passionate defense attorneys can make a difference in the lives of their clients. We go into every case feeling that we can make that difference.
Hiring the Right Homicide Lawyer in Phoenix
Having a skilled homicide defense attorney is important in any criminal case, but it is even more critical in a murder case. To properly defend a client against a murder charge, a defense lawyer must be prepared to effectively challenge the prosecution’s evidence. To do so, a Phoenix Murder Defense Attorney must be prepared to effectively cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, including any expert witnesses.
In some cases, a Phoenix Homicide Defense Attorney may need to use expert witnesses on behalf of the defendant to challenge forensic evidence, ballistics evidence and other scientific evidence presented by the prosecution. We are prepared to do so and have worked with expert witnesses in the past to provide a vigorous defense on our clients’ behalf.
In addition to fighting your charges at trial (or seeking a case dismissal for lack of probable cause), we can also negotiate with the prosecution to seek a favorable plea agreement. A plea agreement might involve a plea to a lesser offense or an agreement on sentencing that will significantly reduce the penalties you face.
Homicide Defense Strategy
We will take the time to talk to witnesses, investigate what really happened in your case, understand what evidence is in the prosecution’s possession, look for holes in the prosecution’s case, and determine if the police violated your constitutional rights or made other critical errors that can be used to your advantage.
We are committed to raising a strong and comprehensive defense on your behalf. Depending on the facts of your case, the following defenses and strategies may be helpful:
- Mistaken Identity
- Suppression of Evidence
- Challenging DNA, Fingerprint Evidence and other Forensic Evidence
- Challenging Ballistics Evidence (Relating to Firearms and Bullets)
- Challenging the Reliability of an Eyewitness
- Challenging Whether the Evidence Sustains a Murder Conviction
- Negotiation with the Prosecution to Determine if a Plea Agreement Could
Significantly Minimize the Charges or Penalties you Face.
We have defended clients against murder charges and other felony violent crimes. You can be confident that you will have a highly skilled and dedicated defense lawyer who will advise you of your rights, help explain the process and work diligently to seek the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Schedule a Free Consultation – Phoenix Homicide Lawyer
If you or someone you know has been accused of a Violent Crime such as Homicide, contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation. With a wealth of expertise, a commitment to integrity and a passion for defense, the Attorneys at Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC – Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyers – are here to support you with your case. We believe every defendant has the right to a solid defense. Call us today for a free initial consultation at 480-351-6445.
Criminal Defense Lawyers PLLC
2942 N. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008