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Posted by Fay Arfa | Apr 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for murdering his childhood best friend.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Augustine Brady Godoy, 30, Salinas
  • One felony count of murder

Sentencing Enhancement:

  • Personal use of a deadly weapon
26 years to life in state prison Arraignment
  • April 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
  • CJ-1, Central Jail,

Santa Ana

Bail: $1 million

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Godoy was living with Kamal Malouf and Malouf's parents in their Anaheim home.
  • On July 14, 2015, the defendant is accused of having a verbal disagreement over the phone with the victim, who was at work.
  • When Malouf returned home, Godoy is accused of beating him to death and stabbing him in the head with a knife, then calling 911.
  • When Anaheim Police Department (APD) officers arrived at the scene, the victim was found dead as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.
  • Godoy is accused of being found in a nearby bedroom in the home.

APD investigated this case and arrested Godoy on April 6, 2017.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy, Homicide Unit

Orange County District Attorney /Case # 17NF0979 / April 27, 2017

About the Author

Fay Arfa

Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


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