MURRIETA (CNS) – Jury selection got underway today for the trial of a
25-year-old Anza man accused of fatally shooting his father at the victim’s
Anthony David Holguin was arrested in November 2019 after he allegedly
killed 40-year-old David Jose Holguin in the 39000 block of Cary Road, near
Anthony Holguin is charged with murder, illegal possession of a
firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Freer ruled on pretrial
motions Tuesday concerning evidence, jury instructions and scheduling. The
judge summoned multiple panels of prospective jurors to the Southwest Justice
Center in Murrieta on Wednesday for screening as to their availability and
The trial is expected to last to the end of the month.
The defendant is being held without bail at the Smith Correctional
Facility in Banning.
According to Sgt. Steve Brosche of the Riverside County Sheriff’s
Department, at about noon on Nov. 13, 2019, Holguin allegedly confronted his
father inside the man’s residence and, for reasons unclear, pulled out 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
According to court records, Holguin has an unresolved felony case
pending for allegedly obstructing a correctional officer, as well as a
misdemeanor case pending for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm in public
without a permit.
He has no documented prior felony or misdemeanor convictions in
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