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Posted by Fay Arfa | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken driver was charged today with murder for killing a 6-year-old girl who was playing on a residential sidewalk in Fullerton when the defendant crashed into her.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Maximino Lagunas Delgado, 53, Anaheim Charged today with the following felony counts:
  • Murder
15 years to life in state prison Continued arraignment

March 9, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Department CJ-1,

Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Feb. 17, 2018, at approximately 2:25 p.m., Lagunas is accused of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.23 percent down a residential street in Fullerton.
  • The defendant is accused of driving eastbound on Gage Avenue in a small SUV and losing control of the vehicle as he attempted to make a left turn onto Lombard Street.
  • Lagunas is accused of driving on the sidewalk and striking 6-year-old Jane Doe, who was playing outside.
  • The defendant's vehicle came to rest after striking a parked car.
  • Witnesses called the Fullerton Police Department, who investigated this case and arrested the defendant at the scene.
  • Emergency medical responders transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.
  • Lagunas has a prior DUI conviction in 2015 in Orange County. The defendant completed a DUI class and received a Watson advisement, which gave him prior knowledge that he could be charged with murder if he killed a person while driving under the influence.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Daniel Feldman, Homicide Unit

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 18NF0496/ February 21, 2018

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