Murder Suspects To Appear In Court

The Golden West Avenue murder suspects, Philip Guerra and Christopher Lopez, are expected to appear at the Alhambra Municipal Court later on this month.

Guerra and Lopez surrendered to the authorities last month as the Los Angeles County Sheriffs released photographs of their identities to the general public. Both suspects are 18 years old and residents of Temple City and stand accused of committing a drive-by shooting that killed Deandre Netter, another Temple City resident, on July 25, 2007.

Netter’s murder followed a local stabbing at a Carl’s Jr. store on May 25, 2007. Don Bailey-Meyer was allegedly attacked and stabbed in the parking lot. The suspects believed to be involved in the case have also turned themselves in to the authorities.

Lopez, Guerra, and the individuals involved in the Carl’s Jr. stabbing are said to be members of gangs within the San Gabriel Valley. Gang prevention will most likely be one of the major issues in the upcoming School Board elections.

Lopez is currently being housed at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles with bail set at $3.05 million dollars.

Guerra is presently housed at the Pitchess Detention Center East Facility in the City of Castaic. His bail has been set at $4.4 million dollars.

Lopez and Guerra are expected to appear at the Alhambra courthouse on September 19th at 8:30 a.m.



This article was written by Matthew Wong. It will be published in the Temple City Voice on September 12, 2007.


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