Oceano murder suspects plead not guilty

Posted at 7:00 PM, Oct 10, 2019

Three men charged with murder and gang activity in the death of an Oceano man are pleading not guilty.

According to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, 21-year-old Gabriel Luis Garay, 21-year-old Nathaniel Alexander Jara and 28-year-old Robert Joseph Garay all entered the not guilty plea in the murder of 41-year-old Daniel Fuentes, Sr. during a court session Thursday.

Fuentes, Sr. was shot and killed in Oceano just after midnight on April 3, 2019. Sheriff’s officials say he died at a neighbor’s home in the 2200 block of Beach St. after knocking on the door asking for help.

Gabriel Garay and Jara were arrested and booked in connection to the murder on August 14. Robert Garay was arrested and booked the next day.

Their pre-preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 5.