DEATH PENALTY RULED OUT IN SLAYING OF GROCER.Byline: Michael Coit Daily News Staff Writer
Ventura County prosecutors said Wednesday they will not seek the death penalty against a Lancaster man charged with killing a Moorpark grocery clerk during a May robbery.
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John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. Alvez, 22, has pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing Marco Aurelio Rodriguez during a holdup at the market owned by Rodriguez's parents. Prosecutors also charged Alvez with a special circumstance that Rodriguez was killed during the commission of a robbery, making Alvez eligible for the death penalty.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Jim Ellison said prosecutors decided not to seek the death penalty because Alvez has no criminal record and because he was only 21 at the time of the shooting.
``This remains a capital case. We're just not seeking the death penalty,'' Ellison said.
Rodriguez, of Canoga Park, was shot to death about 11:25 a.m. May 5 at the Rodriguez Market on Moorpark Road in the city's central business area. The shooting was reported by another store worker, who found the victim with a gunshot wound in the head. One of the cash drawers A cash drawer is generally a compartment underneath a cash register in which the cash from transactions is kept. The drawer is usually divided into separate compartments for notes and coins for ease of use. also was found empty.
Moments later, witnesses saw Alvez run out of the market, pull off a nylon nylon, synthetic thermoplastic material characterized by strength, elasticity, resistance to abrasion and chemicals, low moisture absorbency, and capacity to be permanently set by heat. After 10 years of research E. I. mask and drive away in a red car, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. testimony at his preliminary hearing.
Ventura County sheriff's investigators arrested Alvez as he left his parents home in Lancaster late the same day.
Sheriff's detectives testified at the preliminary hearing that Alvez was a spice spice, aromatic vegetable product used as a flavoring or condiment. The term was formerly applied also to pungent or aromatic foods (e.g., gingerbread and currants), to ingredients of incense or perfume (e.g., myrrh), and to embalming agents. vendor who waited around the market for at least three hours before the shooting. Between $3,000 and $4,000 was missing from the market, authorities said.
Detectives said they searched Alvez's vehicle and his family's home and found evidence linking Alvez to the robbery and killing, including cash and bags from the market, parts of a .22-caliber rifle and ammunition This article is largely based on the article in the out-of-copyright 11th edition of the Encyclopdia Britannica, which was produced in 1911. It should be brought up to date to reflect subsequent history or scholarship (including the references, if any). similar to that used in the slaying.