OCEANSIDE, Calif. – A jury convicted a San Marcos man of deliberately operating down a motorbike officer together with his automotive in Oceanside.
Roberto Ignacio Flores, 26, was discovered responsible Tuesday of premeditated tried homicide within the June 19 assault on Oceanside police Officer Brad Hunter, a 29-yr veteran of the division.
Hunter suffered head accidents and his leg was damaged in three locations. The officer needed to be positioned in a coma till swelling on the mind subsided. Hunter testified he has no reminiscence of the crash.
Prosecutor Keith Watanabe stated Hunter had stopped a motorist for an expired registration close to Oceanside Boulevard and Foussat Street about 10:30 a.m. when Flores — driving a Dodge Neon — accelerated and veered instantly into the motorbike officer, scooping him up and flipping him over the defendant’s automotive.
Flores sped away however was captured a couple of minutes later, Watanabe stated.
As soon as in a jail cell, Flores advised a sheriff’s detective posing as an inmate and a confidential informant that he meant to hit Hunter and wasn’t sorry about it, in response to the prosecutor.
“He (Flores) stated, `I obtained one. I acquired one,”‘ Watanabe stated, referring to the defendant hitting a police officer.
Flores advised the undercover officer and the confidential informant that prosecutors must show the case in courtroom.
“I’d even get out (of jail),” Flores stated within the cell. “Snoop Dogg acquired away with homicide.”
Deputy Public Defender John Wilschke urged jurors to maintain an open thoughts in making an attempt to find out whether or not Flores deliberately ran down Hunter.
Flores faces 19 years to life in jail.