SANTA ANA, Calif. – A husband is scheduled to be arraigned today for the shooting murder of his estranged wife as she was waiting to pick up their daughter from school. Humberto Servin, 49, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death. If convicted, Servin faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. The People will be requesting that Servin be held on $2 million bail at his arraignment today, May 16, 2016, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.
At the time of the crime, Servin was married to 42-year-old Claudia Garcia, but had not lived with his wife since 2008.
On May 12, 2016, Servin and the victim had arranged to meet in a park near their daughter's school in Anaheim.
At approximately 2:20 p.m. that day, Servin is accused of carrying a loaded firearm and approaching the victim's vehicle, which was parked in the previously agreed upon area. Servin is accused of opening the passenger side door and shooting the victim. Servin is accused of fleeing the scene in his truck when the victim's daughter ran toward the vehicle to check on her mother.
The victim was taken to the Western Medical Center in Anaheim, where she was pronounced dead. Servin is accused of subsequently driving to the Anaheim Police Department station (APD) in Anaheim Hills and surrendering to APD officers.
APD investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 16NF1430 / May 16, 2016