Pasadena (CNS) – The Los Angeles County DistrictAttorney’s office filed
murder charges today against a 55-year-old Duarte man for allegedly killing
his brother, whose body was found in a parking lot at the Rose Bowl.
Clifton Cass was arrested March 15 in connection with the death of his
56-year-old brother Victor Cass, said Lt. Tracy Ibarra of the Pasadena Police
Dwayne Sims, 55, of Duarte was also arrested and charged with being an
accessory to murder and a felon in possession of a firearm, Ibarra said.
A city employee discovered Victor Cass’ body just before 5 a.m. Feb. 28
in Parking Lot I of the Rose Bowl, Ibarra said.
The case was initially challenging due to a lack of witnesses or a
motive for the crime, Ibarra said.
“I am exceptionally proud of the work of lead detective Keith Gomez and
the other homicide investigators who worked on this case,’ Pasadena Police
Chief Phillip Sanchez said.
“The results of this investigation are symbolic of the Pasadena Police
Department’s commitment to excellence and to our pursuit of justice for the
Clifton Cass is being held in lieu of $2 million bail. Bail was set at
$175,000 for Sims. Both men are expected to be arraigned Friday.
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