El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, McFarland USA and American Crime Story actor Johnny Ortiz might spend the remainder of his life behind bars. Ortiz appeared on the Foltz Legal Justice Heart in downtown LA yesterday to face a lot of fees, probably the most critical being the tried homicide of 1 Brian Duke. The indictment says this was performed “for the good thing about, on the course of, and in affiliation with a prison road gang with the precise intent to advertise, additional and help in prison conduct by gang members.”
First arrested in late Might together with co-defendant Armando Miguel Navarro, the pair are accused of “tried willful, deliberate, and premeditated tried homicide.” Navarro is accused of pulling the set off and whereas it’s not instantly clear what position Ortiz performed, it’s clearly central sufficient that prosecutors have pursued probably the most critical fees in opposition to him. If discovered responsible, he’s 25 to life below the California Penal Code, with probably one other decade on the playing cards for extra offences.
Ortiz pleaded not responsible and is presently being held on $1.1 million bail in a DTLA facility (together with his co-defendant being held at $2 million). His household arrange a GoFundMe to attempt to elevate the bail cash, explaining on the web page that:
“Johnny is every thing to our household. Johnny does every thing to assist the group and the Hispanic group particularly … he’s in jail preventing for his case that he’s harmless on.”
As of yesterday, the web page had apparently obtained simply $900 of the $1.1 million, and now appears to have been taken down fully. So yeah, issues aren’t trying good for Johnny Ortiz.
Subsequent up is a preliminary listening to on September 22nd, at which level a trial date someday in 2021 must be mounted. Right here’s hoping we get some extra particulars concerning the crime and Ortiz’s involvement in it. However in the mean time, it seems very seemingly that he’s going to be spending the remainder of his life behind bars.