(Ventura, Ca) District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that Eduardo Robles of Fillmore, was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison by Judge Ryan Wright.
On October 22, 2018, Robles was convicted of first degree murder of motorist Benjamin Brown and attempted murder of his passenger Jose Gaspar.
On May 31, 2018, Robles was driving his vehicle on Highway 126 when he intentionally rammed the car in front of him, which was being driven by Mr. Brown, in a premeditated attempt to kill his passenger, Mr. Gaspar.
The impact of the collision caused Mr. Brown’s vehicle to veer across the highway and collide with a tractor-trailer.
This sentencing, was well as Robles’ convictions, followed a jury trial that lasted several weeks and included testimony by numerous witnesses concerning the crash scene, the death of Mr. Brown, the injuries to Mr. Gaspar, and Robles’ own statement about his intent to kill using his vehicle.
The prosecution of this case was based upon an extensive investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s office ad the Ventura Police Department and the Simi Valley Police Department.
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