Hendry's Beach Homicide

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the popular beach just before 6:30 p.m., and law enforcement arrived to find an "emotional" crowd of about 200 or 300 people, according to Sheriff's Department spokesperson Drew Sugars. Emergency personnel, including firefighters from both the city and county (the area, officially known as Arroyo Burro Beach Park, is technically county land, although it's just outside city limits), responded to the bloody scene. They worked on the male victim before he was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Robles Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Jury enters fourth day of deliberation in Ied murder trial. Read story.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Adrian Robles Found Guilty

Convicted of first degree murder; will be sentenced to life without parole. Read story.

Originally published 12:30 p.m., December 17, 2012
Updated 5:00 p.m., December 17, 2012

Hendry’s Beach Murder Trial Begins

Adrian Robles stands accused of stabbing and killing Robert Simpson in April 2010. Read story.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Probation for Getaway Driver Brittany Weiler

Was with Adrian Robles when he allegedly killed a man at Hendry's Beach. Read story.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Getaway Driver Released Until Sentencing

Brittany Weiler, accessory to murder in the Hendry's Beach homicide, is considered not a threat to public safety. Read story.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Robles to Stand Trial

Judge Hill rules there is enough evidence to move the case forward. Read story.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hendry’s Beach Murder Suspect in Court

Adrian Robles's childhood friend testifies against him, and witnesses describe the April 15 stabbing. Read story.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Accused Accessory to Murder Changes Plea

Alleged getaway driver in the Hendry’s Beach homicide case faces six months to seven years in prison. Read story.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Robles Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge

Court assigns attorney for man accused of Hendry’s Beach killing. Read story.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Robles Arraignment Postponed

Defense attorney asks for extra time. Read story.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sheriff Announces Capture of Simpson's Accused Killer

Former stabbing suspect Rudy Gallegos is released; Adrian Robles is in custody for the Hendry's Beach homicide. Read story.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Hendry’s Homicide Suspect Released from Custody

Rudy Gallegos no longer in county jail; murder charges will not be filed against him. Read story.

Originally published 9:25 a.m., April 22, 2010
Updated 9:40 a.m., April 22, 2010

Fourth Arrested in Hendry’s Beach Homicide

Adrian Robles, 20, captured by authorities at a home in Ventura. Read story.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Community Mourns a Man of the Mesa

Robert Simpson's alleged killer has been arrested, but incident details remain sketchy. Read story.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Man Arrested for Hendry’s Beach Murder

Rudy Gallegos, 21, arrested Sunday at home on San Pascual Street. Read story.

Monday, April 19, 2010
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