Defendant Convicted for Murder of Moped Business Partner
DATE: July 13, 2018
CASE: Kyle Billy Fletcher (Case #15F02336)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney William Satchell, Homicide Unit
Kyle Billy Fletcher was convicted by a jury for the first-degree murder of Daniel Aiello and possession and transportation of methamphetamine for the purpose of sales. The jury also found true that Fletcher personally used a dangerous weapon.
Daniel Aiello had known Kyle Billy Fletcher for several years and was his business partner at Midtown Moped, a moped shop on X Street in Sacramento. On April 14, 2015, Mr. Aiello accused Fletcher of embezzling from the business and informed him that he filed a police report. On April 15, 2015, the Sacramento Police Department responded to a report of loud noises at the business. Officers found Fletcher in the process of moving a surveillance system from the business to his vehicle and detained him. Shortly after, officers located Mr. Aiello deceased inside the business with a belt around his neck. Officers also located approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine in Fletcher’s vehicle. An autopsy was performed and the cause of Mr. Aiello’s death was determined to be strangulation.
Fletcher faces a maximum sentence of 30 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for August 24, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in Department 11 before the Honorable Trena Burger-Plavan.