DATE: June 19, 2015
CASE: Daniel Espinosa, Francisco Castillo & Eduardo Aguayo
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kari Reeve, Gangs & Hate Crime Unit
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that 34-year-old Daniel Espinosa, 23-year-old Francisco Castillo and 37-year-old Eduardo Aguayo were each convicted of robbery, personal use of a gun, principle use of a gun and gang enhancements, evading a peace officer and resisting arrest.
On May 22, 2014, the defendants came to Sacramento from Stockton and robbed the 76 gas station on Sutterville Road at gunpoint. All three defendants were Sureños gang members. Law enforcement spotted their vehicle within minutes of the robbery and attempted to stop them. Espinosa, the driver, led officers on a high speed pursuit on I-5 south before they were apprehended. Espinosa has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon.
Espinosa faces a maximum potential sentence of 30 years, Castillo faces 25 years and Aguayo faces 16 years in prison. Sentencing is set for August 21, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 27 before the Honorable Delbert Oros.
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