Anza man to stand trial for allegedly gunning down his father

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MURRIETA (CNS) – A 22-year-old Anza man accused of fatally shooting his father at the victim’s house must stand trial for murder, a judge ruled on Friday.
Anthony David Holguin was arrested in November after he allegedly killed 40-year-old David Jose Holguin in the 39000 block of Cary Road, near Dusty Road.
Following a preliminary hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge F. Paul Dickerson ruled there was sufficient evidence to warrant a trial on the murder count, as well as a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Dickerson scheduled a post-preliminary hearing arraignment for April 3 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Brosche, about noon on Nov. 13, Holguin allegedly confronted his father inside the older man’s residence and, for reasons unclear, pulled a handgun and shot the victim several times, killing him on the spot.
Witnesses called 911, and deputies converged on the property, locating the defendant nearby and taking him into custody without a struggle, Brosche said.
According to court records, Holguin has an unresolved misdemeanor case pending for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm in public without a permit. He has no documented prior felony convictions.