Orange County DA Says He’s Mulling Death Penalty for Suspected Shooter

The chief suspect in a mass Orange, Calif. shooting could face the death penalty if convicted, and Orange County’s district attorney said he’s pursuing the option. “With respect to the situation in Orange, I’m the only person in this county that makes the ultimate decision about whether we’re going to charge somebody with death,” Todd Spitzer said during an April 6 virtual town hall. “That is an immense responsibility, and I’m required under the law, and morally to look at the entire situation.” On March 31 about 5:30 p.m., a man locked the gates leading to an office building at 202 W. Lincoln Avenue in Orange before opening fire inside a Unified Homes office, police said. He was later shot by police and transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition. Four people were killed, including: 28-year-old Jenevieve Raygoza, her 50-year-old father, Luis Tovar, 9-year-old Matthew Farias, and Leticia Solís. Blanca Tamayo, the mother of Jenevieve and Matthew, survived …

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