Death penalty sought for Aguilar
Ventura County District Attorney Greg Totten announced Sept. 22 that his office will seek the death penalty against an Oxnard man accused of shooting and killing a businessman who was leaving a U.S. Bank branch in Oxnard the morning Aug. 16.
According to a news release, prosecutors will seek a death sentence for Jeffrey Aguilar, the man they allege murdered market owner Gurmohinder Singh.
Aguilar is also charged with second-degree robbery over the incident, along with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at police officers who stopped his car and apprehended him a week after Singh’s shooting, according to the Ventura County Star.
Totten’s office said there would be no further comment on the case.