Re-Trial or Case Dismissal for Jesus A. Aguirre
  • Petitioning Jerry Brown

This petition will be delivered to:

Governor of California
Jerry Brown
United States Senator for California
Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator for California
Barbara Boxer

Re-Trial or Case Dismissal for Jesus A. Aguirre

    1. Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
    2. Petition by

      Jesus Aguirre, Sr.

      Buena Park, CA

On March 13, 2010 a young man fired a shotgun carrying birdshot ammunition in Buena Park, California, injuring Ramon Magana. Ramon suffered bruises, superficial non life-threatening lesions according to medical reports. Ramon decided not to press charges against his shooter.

My son, Jesus Aguirre, then 16 years old, was arrested by the Buena Park Police Department for this crime and accused of attempted murder. Detective James Woo #1066 and the District Attorney that handled the case stated in court that they know Jesus is not the shooter, yet they argued that he was present at the scene and therefore they are charging him with the crime. Jesus is innocent.

Jesus was taken to court where he was classified as a gang member, even though he had a clean record. Jesus had no prior felonies or gang activities on record prior to being arrested for this crime. All indicates that the authorities did this with the intent of charging him in a discriminatory and cruel manner.

On April 6, 2012, Orange County Superior Court Judge William R. Froeberg sentenced Jesus, now 18 years old, to life in prison for premeditated attempted murder affiliated with a gang despite the fact that:

-The victim Ramon Magana, testified in court that Jesus was not responsible for the crime. The victim's mother and sister, who witnessed the crime, also testified in favor of Jesus. They said Jesus did not participate in the crime and that he wasn’t present during the incident.

-Ramon’s mother testified that the incident was a result of an argument between her daughter’s ex boyfriend and her son Ramon (victim). She said her daughter’s ex boyfriend was looking for her daughter but Ramon went out to meet him instead. They had an argument and the ex boyfriend took out a gun and shot Ramon. The shooter has not been arrested or investigated by the authorities.

-DNA and fingerprints taken from the crime scene did not point to Jesus and the weapon was never found.

-The trial prosecutor, District Attorney Brett Brian was extreme in his punishment. He placed on Jesus all possible charges and based them on lies and inflammatory exaggerations. Jesus’ trial was carried out as if he was representative of a group and not an individual; Jesus was dehumanized before the jury.

-The jury was homogenous in race and age and not from the area where the crime was committed.

-Jesus was charged as an adult even though he was arrested at the age of 16.

It is a great injustice that a boy of 16 receive a life sentence when there were none injured and no life was lost in this case. Jesus is now in the middle of appealing, we ask that you please prevent this injustice and demand a re-trial taking into consideration all of the points mentioned above or a dismissal of his case. No life was taken in this case except Jesus'.

Thank you.


-Jesus Aguirre, Sr.


El 13 de marzo del 2010, a un joven Ramón Magaña, le dispararon con una arma que tenia munición de perdigones en la ciudad de Buena Park, California. Ramón sufrió moretones, lesiones leves, y superficiales que no pusieron su vida en peligro de acuerdo a los reportes médicos. Ramón decidió no meter cargos en contra de su agresor.

Después a mi hijo, Jesús A. Aguirre de 16 años, fue arrestado por el Departamento de Policía de Buena Park por este delito y acusado de intento de asesinato. El Detective James Woo #1066 y el fiscal que llevo el caso dijeron que saben que Jesús no fue el agresor pero dicen que se encontraba en el lugar del crimen, y por eso lo acusan. Jesús es inocente.

Jesús fue llevado a corte donde fue clasificado como un pandillero, a pesar de no tener ningún antecedente pandilleril. Jesús no tenía delitos previos o actividades pandilleriles en su record antes de ser arrestado por este crimen. Todo indica que las autoridades lo hicieron con toda intención de perjudicarlo de una manera cruel y discriminatoria.

El 6 de abril del 2012, el juez William R. Froeberg de la Corte Superior del Condado de Orange, sentencio a Jesús, ahora de 18 años, a pasar vida en prisión por intento de asesinato premeditado y relacionado a pandillas, a pesar de que:

-La víctima Ramón Magaña, declaró en corte que Jesús no es responsable por este crimen. La madre de la víctima y su hermana, que son testigos del crimen, también declararon en corte a favor de Jesús, dijeron que Jesús no había participado y que Jesús no estaba presente en el momento del incidente.

-La mama de la victima declaro que el incidente se debió a que el  ex novio de su hija,  fue a buscar a su hija a su departamento y el que salió fue Ramón (victima). Ramón y el ex novio tuvieron una discusión y el ex novio saco la pistola y le disparo. El ex novio nunca ha sido arrestado o investigado por las autoridades.

- El ADN y huellas tomadas de la escena del crimen no señalan a Jesús y el arma nunca fue encontrada.

-El fiscal del juicio, Brett Brian, se fue a los extremos, puso todos los cargos posibles a base de mentiras y exageraciones. El juicio de Jesús fue como si el representara a un grupo, no como un individuo, lo deshumanizaron ante el jurado. 

-El jurado fue homogéneo en raza y edad y no de la zona donde se cometió el delito.

-Jesús fue juzgado como adulto a pesar de que fue detenido a la edad de 16 años.

 Es una gran injusticia que un adolescente de 16 años sea condenado a pasar el resto de su vida en prisión, cuando no hubo heridos, y no se ha perdido ninguna vida en este caso. Ahora Jesús esta en apelación. Le pedimos que por favor ayude a evitar esta gran injusticia y que exija un nuevo juicio tomando en cuenta todos los puntos mencionados anteriormente o una descarta del caso.  Ninguna vida fue robada en este caso, excepto la de Jesús.



Jesús Aguirre, Sr.  



Recent signatures


    1. Re-sentencing

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      We would like to thank the whole community for supporting us to correct the injustice that was committed to our son, Jesus. On 2/24/14 the Court of Appeals gave an opinion, which said that Jesus' sentence was unconstitutional, and that it violates the 8th Amendment of the Constitution as it is a "cruel and unusual punishment" to a 16-year old. The appellate judges also determined that our son did not have a fair trial and that Jesus had an ineffective assistance of counsel. Moreover the case was handled as a homicide when this case was not one of homicide. The appellate court ordered a reversal of the sentence to be carried out. Jesus has a re-sentencing hearing scheduled in court on July 18, 2014. It is our hope that this unjust sentence will be corrected and that my son will finally be given his freedom as he's spent more than enough time in prison as punishment for an aggression he did not commit. Thank you again for your support and let's keep on fighting.

    2. Tune in to CNN to watch Jesus' story

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      CNN will be covering Jesus' story TONIGHT! If you're in the US, Canada or Latin America, please tune in to CNN at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time to watch the story. For those of you in Los Angeles, the channel is 63. As always, thank you for your support.

      Van a pasar un reportaje sobre Jesus en el canal CNN hoy en la noche! Si se encuentran en los EU, Canada or Latino America por favor vean el reportaje que van a pasar en CNN hoy a las 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time. Si se encuentran en Los Angeles el canal es 63. Gracias por su apoyo.

    3. Appeal date and protest

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      According to our appeal lawyer this is an unjust and unconstitutional case. There were many errors in the way the trial was conducted:
      1. There were erroneous declarations given to the jury by the DA that were left uncorrected. Jesus was accused of a crime that did not apply and no sufficient evidence was present to establish each element of the crime.
      2. There were erroneous instructions given to the jury by the judge that were left uncorrected. The judge directed the jury to believe that there was no other alternative but to find Jesus guilty of a felony. This is false, as Jesus could've been tried for a misdemeanor in this case.
      3. The sentence in this case is cruel, unusual and unconstitutional given the young age of our son and the lack of criminal record.

      THE APPEAL COURT DATE IS ON Sep 26, 2013 at 1:30PM. The address is: 601 West Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana CA 92701. Please support us by signing and/or going to the court at 12pm to protest. We hope for a just solution.

    4. Reached 4,000 signatures
    5. Thank you!

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      We're in the process of appealing and will be hearing back soon. Please check our Facebook page for updates on the case and protests we're involved in to promote justice for Jesus and other cases. You can search us using the email:

    6. Thank you for your support! We still need more signatures!

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      We are still in the process of appealing and are still in need of your support to reach a favorable outcome. Spread the word. Thank you!

    7. Reached 3,000 signatures
    8. Continue signing!

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      We still need more signatures! Please don't let our boy spend the rest of his life in prison. We're in the process of appealing and will do everything we can to get him out. Thank you for supporting us.

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures
    10. Please spread the word!

      Jesus  Aguirre, Sr.
      Petition Organizer

      We still need more signatures! Please continue to spread the word! This is a great injustice, please help us prevent it, please help save my son. Thank you.

    11. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • monique quintana ANAHEIM, CA
      • 8 days ago

      I too have gone thru an injustice like this ... the system is corrupted

    • rosario marin LYNWOOD, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      he is a great boy that doesn't need to there.For being innocent for something he didn't do.Its wrong and injustice to in there.He very young to be in jail for something that's not true.Hopefully they show that he is innocent for he could out soon.For he could not suffer anymore him and his family and to be together. Att Rosario Marin

    • Sarah Fernandez ANAHEIM, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I know Jesus... He is not a bad person and he did not do anything wrong he does not deserve life in prison. I hope and pray one day he gets his freedom and another chance at life. He and his family has suffered enough. Free Jesus now!

    • Jesse serrano SANTA ANA, CA
      • 3 months ago

      They know who the shooter is n its not Jesus

    • Karina Ontiveros NUEVO, CA
      • 3 months ago

      He needs to get out first offense and they want to send him to pelican bay that's bs


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