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Defendant Convicted for Murder of Victim Found Near Airport

DATE:  September 1, 2017

CASE:  Scot Sequeira (Case #15F07357)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Andrew Soloman

Scot Sequeira was convicted by a jury for the first-degree murder of Matt Caquelin. The jury also found true the allegation that Sequeira personally used and discharged a firearm causing death.

On the morning of November 25, 2015, Matt Caquelin was found deceased in a field south of the airport on West Elverta Road. Mr. Caquelin had been shot four times. Text messages found on his phone eventually led detectives to Scot Sequeira. Witnesses had previously seen Sequeira and Mr. Caquelin together, and a car matching the description of Sequeira’s car was observed near the crime scene.  During the service of a search warrant at Sequeira’s apartment, detectives located a handgun case containing a factory test-fired bullet casing. Testing by the District Attorney’s Crime Lab revealed the test-fired casing matched casings located at the scene.

Sequeira faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for October 27, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 21 before the Honorable Steve White.


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