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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.

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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.

Gracias.

 

Jesús Aguirre, Sr.  

 

 

Letter to
Governor of California Jerry Brown
United States Senator for California Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator for California Barbara Boxer (United States Senator for California)
I'm writing today to call for justice for Jesus Aguirre.

Jesus was wrongly arrested at 16 years old and charged with attempted murder. Jesus is innocent.

He was charged of attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison despite the fact that there is no physical evidence linking him to the crime, witnesses and the victim testified in court that Jesus is not responsible for the crime, he was charged as an adult even though he was arrested at 16 years old.

He was also labeled as a gang member after his arrest despite having a clean record and was never offered a pre-trial plea bargain offer.

It is a great injustice that a boy of 16 receive a life sentence when no life was lost in this case. Please help prevent this injustice by advocating for a re-trial of this case or a dismissal of Jesus' case. Jesus does not deserve to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Respectfully,