Suspects in murder case plead not guilty

VISTA — Three men with ties to gangs were arrested in connection with the double teen homicide at an Oceanside park in May. All three suspects pleaded not guilty at the June 13 court hearing.
AL’C Robert Bejaran, 19, a documented gang member, was arrested for the murders June 9 while already in prison serving time for a parole violation, according to police.
Bejaran was sent to R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego May 9 for that parole violation, which was just days after the May 3 shooting that killed teenagers Sandra Salgado, 14, and Fernando Felix Solano, 16, at Libby Lake Park.
Justin Gibson, 18, also a documented gang member, and Kenneth Hamilton, 33, both of Oceanside, were arrested and booked into jail June 9, according to Lt. Leonard Mata, of the Oceanside police Department.
At the court arraignment, Bejaran was issued a $5 million bail and Gibson and Hamilton were each ordered held in jail on a $2 million bail, according to court documents.
Police responded to reports of gunfire May 3 at about 10:30 p.m., where they found the bodies of the two teenagers. According to police report, Salgado and Solano were dating. The report shows that there is no evidence that either victim was associated with a gang. Any motive for the killings in not yet known.
The murder suspects are set to be back in court June 22.

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