DA Seeks Death Penalty In Olinger Murder

Olinger Bench

Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo has decided to seek the death penalty against homicide defendant Jacobo Ruelas, a county prosecutor confirmed Wednesday.

Ruelas’ younger brother, Angel Ruelas, faces the same charge as Jacobo, but cannot face the death penalty because he was a minor at the time of the slaying. He could face life without the possibility of parole if convicted.

Kristopher Olinger
Kristopher Olinger

DA Seeks Death Penalty In Olinger Murder