A registered sex wrongdoer was pronounced guilty of first-degree murder Tuesday for raping and brutalizing an unconscious female till she died in a Stanton motel space.
An Orange County Superior Court jury mulled over for less compared to a day before pronouncing guilty Charles Patrick Drew, 64, of the murder of his buddy, 29-year-old Brownish-yellow Oceja, in March 2012. The jury likewise located true the unique scenarios that the murder was dedicated in the commission of rape, sodomy, oral copulation as well as sex-related infiltration by international object.
Drew has two prior strike convictions for forcible rape as well as assault with a deadly tool in 1995. He deals with life behind bars without parole when he goes back to court for sentencing on Oct. 23.
Drew, in an old and wrinkly tan tee shirt and wavy white hair, rested silently as the decision was reviewed.
Outside the court, jurors stated the testimony and evidence in the case was horrific and also at times difficult to hear.
Senior Deputy Area Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh claimed jurors made the appropriate choice.
“He was expected to be her caretaker, as well as rather he breached her in the most horrible means,” Baytieh stated. “It was a very unfortunate instance.”
Drew as well as Oceja met as transients as well as had actually known each various other for about four years, attorneys said. Oceja had shed guardianship of her pair of kids due to her alcoholism and had actually watched Drew as a “papa number” which looked after her when she had nobody else.
In March 2012, the pair checked out a room at a Motel 6 in Stanton, where Drew provided Oceja liquor and methamphetamine that caused her to enter into diabetic shock.
While she was subconscious, Drew raped and also sodomized her and withed a shaver cutter to mutilate components of her body. At one factor, he left the area and also went to a 99 Cent Establishment to get ammonia, which he withed to “tidy” Oceja’s body, prosecutors said.
He ultimately yelped for help from a second-floor balcony then repetitively existed to investigators in interviews, Baytieh said. Oceja passed away from diabetic shock after the sexual offense.
Replacement Public Defender Lawrence Vol had said that Oceja died because she disregarded her diabetes.
Baytieh claimed Drew had several possibilities to call for help but rather decided to make use of his victim while she was unconscious.
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