• Palmdale Man Free of Pasadena Murder Charge

    PASADENA (CNS) – A 25-year-old Palmdale man was acquitted yesterday of charges he killed a Pasadena resident after a failed robbery.

    Rashad McCoy was charged with murder and attempted murder, along with gang and gun allegations, in the Sept. 26, 2012, shooting death of 23-year-old Joseph Jones.

    The jury that heard the case asked for some testimony to be read back this afternoon before returning with not-guilty verdicts on all counts, including some lesser charges.

    Prosecutors alleged McCoy tried to rob Jones and some friends near Howard Street and Mentone Avenue. When the robbery failed, police said McCoy hid in the backyard of a home and waited for the group, who were searching for him.

    When Jones approached, police said, McCoy shot him and fired at his friends before running off, police said.

    But Deputy Public Defender Cris Contreras argued that McCoy’s arrest was a case of mistaken identity.

    Contreras accused a Pasadena police detective of intimidating witnesses and bragging that colleagues routinely framed suspects, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

    Contreras told jurors that Detective William Broghamer had been recorded talking about an unrelated case, saying “Just pin it on anybody. That’s how we roll,” the newspaper reported.

    Jones’ brother, Christian, was one of the witnesses and told the Star- News he was convinced McCoy was the shooter.

    McCoy, who has been behind bars since his arrest Nov. 20, 2012, is expected to be released as soon as sheriff’s deputies process the necessary paperwork, according to a court clerk.


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