Two California men were taken into custody on Jan. 11 after a 46-year-old man was found dead in a parked car over the same weekend. The man's body was found in a parking lot east of downtown near the Highway 101-Interstate 680 connector. According to investigators, he had suffered at least one gunshot wound.
The two men, ages 23 and 19, are both from San Jose. They are being held without bail. Police have not yet discussed whether there is any motive suspected for the killing. They are asking for individuals with any information to contact them as the investigation continues.
This is San Jose's second homicide in 2015. A man was shot at a nightclub on Jan. 1, and two other men are still sought in his death.
Individuals who are facing serious charges such as these may wish to work with an attorney on their defense. They may have several different choices as to how they proceed. If a defendant was wrongly accused, they may decide to plead innocent to the charges.
Another option might be a plea deal. In a plea arrangement, a person works with the prosecution and pleads guilty instead of going to trial. Often, the individual may receive a lighter sentence in exchange. If others are involved in committing a crime, an individual might also have the option of testifying against that individual or providing information that is useful to authorities. This might also result in a lighter sentence.
Source: San Jose Mercury News, "San Jose: Two arrested in deadly weekend shooting east of downtown", Robert Salonga, Jan. 14, 2015