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Man facing murder charge in connection with 2010 shooting death of drug dealer in Lompoc

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jun 06, 2018

A juvenile petition has been filed against a man in connection with an 8-year-old murder case out of Lompoc.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced Wednesday that the petition was filed in Santa Maria Juvenile Court because the suspect was 17-years-old at the time of the January 20, 2010 killing of Isidro Madera, 38.

The petition alleges a count of murder against the man, whose arraignment was set for Wednesday in juvenile court, and also special allegations of personal use of a firearm, infliction of great bodily injury and that the crime was committed in association with and to benefit a criminal street gang. 

In June of 2013, three people of seven initially arrested were sentenced to 50 years or more for their roles in the shooting death of Madera, a drug dealer in Lompoc. 

Prosecutors say one of those men ordered Madera killed because he didn’t pay so-called taxes to gang leaders on his drug sales. 

At the time of the sentencing, the shooter, identified as Eric Monroy, remained at large.

The name of the most recent defendant and additional information about the case has not been released due to confidentiality requirements of juvenile court, according to the Dudley.