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Man Charged in Watsonville Murder 12-07-18 06:15 DC

A man accused of killing a robber at a Watsonville pot grow in June was charged with murder this week.

Eli Gutierrez, 26, was charged on Wednesday — five months after 32-year-old Dominic Quintana was shot dead. Charges include murder with a firearm and possession of an illegal assault weapon.

Two men — Quintana and 50-year-old Louis Ledesma of Watsonville — were suspected of stealing cash and marijuana from the pot shop

Quintana was struck multiple times and died at the scene.

Ledesma faces three charges of first-degree residential robbery, attempted murder of a police officer, first-degree burglary and assault with a firearm. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in July.

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