Benjamin Vargas Murder Trial
Convicted in May of voluntary manslaughter for fatal Isla Vista stabbing. Read story.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Avoids murder conviction, but faces 3, 6, or 11 years in prison for fatal Isla Vista stabbing. Read story.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Defense attorney successfully lobbies judge to take option off the table. Read story.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Karen Medina testifies about pre-fight exchange. Read story.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Aaron Disandro says “visions and dreams” helped him recall details of the incident. Read story.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Benjamin Vargas on trial for stabbing and killing Vincent Velasquez. Read story.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The defense alleged that the DA's office and its attorney had acted inappropriately. Read story.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Judge says there is insufficient evidence to prosecute Karen Medina and Maria Vargas. Read story.
Friday, March 9, 2012
The stabbing suspect's sister and girlfriend have been charged as accessories. Read story.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
DA questions why defense wants photos of Eastside gang members. Read story.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Victim's friend and eyewitness remembers stabbing in emotional testimony. Read story.
Originally published 10:00 a.m., June 3, 2011
Updated 12:00 p.m., June 6, 2011
Say Vincent Velasquez had a big heart and never went looking for trouble. Read story.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Suspect Benjamin Vargas, 20, was booked into County Jail Tuesday night. Read story.