SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to face trial Tuesday for murdering his neighbor by shooting him in the face. Robert Joseph Price, 55, Garden Grove, is charged with one felony count of murder with sentencing enhancement allegations for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death and the personal use of a firearm. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb.16, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. in Department C-40, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Price is accused of having an ongoing dispute with his neighbor, 53-year-old Glen Berry.
At approximately 1:00 a.m. on June 21, 2013, Price is accused of making noise and lighting fireworks in his backyard, which shares a back fence with the victim's home. Berry walked to the defendant's home and knocked on the security screen on the defendant's door. Price is accused of opening the front door and shooting the unarmed victim in the face through the closed security screen door.
The Garden Grove Police Department responded to the scene and investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Herrera of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 13WF1895 / February 11, 2016