Man arrested for October 2019 murder

Man arrested for October 2019 murder
Photo: Casto Luna

The Watsonville Police Department made an arrest recently for a murder than occurred in October of 2019 –

“WPD officers and detectives assisted the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office in arresting a Watsonville transient accused of murdering an elderly man late last year.

Casto Luna, 41, was found in the area of Ford and Kilburn Streets in Watsonville and taken into custody on Monday.

It was believed that the victim, 71-year-old Arnulfo Hernandez, had tragically passed away following an accidental fall in the City of Watsonville in October 2019. However, in late May 2020, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office received new information that Hernandez’ death was as a result of a criminal act that occurred in North Monterey County. Multiple interviews with first responders, witnesses and family members were conducted and ultimately, Luna was identified as the murder suspect.

The 41-year-old transient admitted to his actions, which resulted in Hernandez’ death. Luna was booked into the Monterey County Jail on murder, elder abuse resulting in great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, witness intimidation and spousal battery. His bail was set at more than a million dollars.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Monterey County Sheriff’s Office Detective Aras Wilson at 831-759-7203 or Detective Sergeant Bryan Hoskins at 831-755-3773.”



Man arrested for October 2019 murder was last modified: June 25th, 2020 by admin
Categories: Santa Cruz
Tags: murder

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