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Oceanside Man Arrested in Mission Viejo Killing

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on June 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Murder, Orange County

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Tustin criminal defense attorneyA 21-year-old Oceanside resident has been taken into custody in connection with a man whose body was found in the Vista Real Apartments in Mission Viejo.

Francesco “Joey” Bonomolo was found dead in his apartment on May 4. Police immediately suspected homicide after finding the signs of a violent struggle inside the apartment. The body was taken for autopsy, and findings revealed he died of multiple stab wounds.

May 13, police took 21-year-old Anthony Ingala-Whiting into custody in connection with the killing. He is being held on $1 million bail. Police believe the killing took place sometime between April 29 and May 4. Investigators say he may have been dead for several days before an acquaintance of Bonomolo found the body.

Ingala-Whiting is being charged with one count of felony murder with a sentence enhancement for use of a deadly weapon. The sentence is a maximum of 26 years to life in state prison.

In California, sentencing enhancements are used to discourage the commission of certain crimes that communities and residents at the most risk for danger. These wary widely by crime, but most include extra penalties for using guns or other dangerous weapons during crimes like robbery, assault or murder; being affiliated with a gang; or showing a pattern of criminal activity or behavior.

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

Our mission is to provide the best legal representation and counsel to all clients. Every client and every case is important. Call us at 714-542-0500 for a free analysis of your case and/or charges, or contact us at SalCiullaLaw.com.

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