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Illegal Alien Charged With Murder In California

INDIO, CA – On Tuesday, Miguel Mejia Cazarez, 38, was arraigned at the Banning Justice Center for the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Jose Luis Villegas.

On January 12, police were called to a business on Avenue 44, after a vehicle crashed into the fence. Officers discovered the driver was suffering from what would be fatal a gunshot wound. Villegas died at the scene.

An investigation determined that the victim had been shot following a confrontation with the accused, according to court documents.

Cazarez has been charged with first-degree murder, hit-and-run, discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury, driving without a license and failing to provide proof of insurance. He is currently being held at the Smith Correctional Facility on $1 million bail.

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