(l to r) Michael Cardenas, Ismael Parra, Miguel Parra, and Steven Santana


(l to r) Michael Cardenas, Ismael Parra, Miguel Parra, and Steven Santana

Accused Murderers Plead Not Guilty

Four men accused of murdering George Ied each pleaded not guilty on 11/9. In an arraignment before Superior Court Judge Donna Geck, brothers Miguel and Ismael Parra, Steven Santana, and Michael Cardenas all entered pleas through their attorneys. The quartet face a murder charge with a gang enhancement, and a charge of committing a crime to benefit a criminal street gang. Police allege the four, who are still in custody, attacked Ied as he walked home from work early in the morning of 10/12. Ied was on life support at Cottage Hospital until he succumbed to his injuries on 10/16. The group will be back in court on 11/15 to set a date for a preliminary hearing.

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