Pair charged with deadly shooting during attempted abduction in Hemet

BANNING (CNS) - Murder and other felony charges were filed Thursday, Nov. 5 against two men accused of killing a 36-year-old Hemet resident during a botched kidnapping. Alberto Franco, 24, of Hemet and Christian Anselmo Gomez, 43, of Homeland were both arrested Tuesday following an investigation by the Hemet Police Department. Along with murder, both defendants are charged with assault resulting in great bodily injury and attempted kidnapping, with a sentence-enhancing gun use allegation. Franco is additionally charged with attempted carjacking. They're each being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta and are slated to make a joint initial court appearance at the Banning Justice Center on Friday. The defendants allegedly confronted the victim, whose i
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