A man accused of shooting two young men in the South California The cinema last July pleaded not guilty for two murders and for madness.
20-year-old Joseph Jimenez did not speak at a hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice on Monday. Press Enterprise report.
John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, said that when a case is brought to justice, there are two stages, one is guilty and the other is to determine if Jimenez is insane. He said he needed approval or disapproval. ..
The lawyer will return to court on October 22 to discuss the appointment of a defense psychiatrist, the newspaper said.
TikTok star Anthony Barajas, 19, and his girlfriend Rylee Goodrich, 18, were shot on July 26 at the Regal Edwards Cinema Theater in Corona, California.
They were discovered by employees after a 9:35 pm screening of Forever Purge.
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Joseph Jimenez, 20, said he had afflicted him for months after madly acquitting him of shooting them at a movie theater in Southern California last July.
Police have stated that the suspect acted alone, and there is no indication that he knew the victim or that Barajas’ role as a TikTok influencer was involved in the crime.Photo in court today
On July 26, Riley Goodrich (18) (left) and Anthony Barajas (19) (right) were shot in the head while watching Forever Purge at an almost empty theater in Corona, California. Discovered by an employee after the screening at 9:35 pm.Photo: Goodrich, a marketing major who died in the field
Goodrich died in the field, and up-and-coming social media star Barajas died in the hospital five days after being placed in life support.
Known online as itsanthonymichael, Barajas had nearly a million followers on TikTok and other platforms.
Police said the suspect acted alone and had no sign of knowing the victims or that Barajas’ role as a TikTok influencer was involved in the crime, police said shortly after the shooting.
Rather, Jimenez blames the voice in his head that he said in an interview with Riverside Press Enterprise that he had afflicted him for months.
“The voice said my friends and family would be killed,” Jimenez said last month at Riverside County Jail in Banning, where he was detained.
Jimenez did not elaborate on how killing people would save his loved one.
Instead, he said he was diagnosed with schizophrenia about eight months ago and recently stopped taking prescription medications.
“I ran out and didn’t replenish it,” Jimenez said.
He said the voice bothered him for eight months and sometimes threatened to steal his car and television.
In the interview, he also explained the shooting blow-by-blow, but expressed his condolences to the victim’s family: “I wish I hadn’t done that.”
Jimenez was accused of killing Barajas and Goodrich at the Regal Edwards Corona Cinema in Corona, California.
According to police, only six tickets were purchased for the screening, so only the accused shooter, his friend, and two victims participated in the film.
However, police say the suspect acted alone, and there is no indication that he knew the victim or that Barajas’ role as a TikTok influencer was involved in the crime.
Jimenez went to the theater with three friends. He told the detective that he was behaving strangely enough to sneak out of the cinema, a record from the Orange County Register show, but he didn’t warn anyone.
According to a police oath declaration filed in court, unidentified associates later saw Jimenez running out of Regal Edwards Cinema and speeding up in the car.
It remains unclear whether the inaction of three friends is a crime. Their names are not listed in county prison records.
This is a reserved photo of Joseph Jimenez, who was in charge of shooting TikTok star Anthony Barajas.
Riley’s father, David Goodrich, revealed that she had sent a text message to her mother shortly before the deadly shooting.
He said:’She sent a text message to my wife how boring and stupid it was and how she didn’t like the movie. That was the last thing we heard from her. It had to be at that time. “
The 43-year-old father said police believed it was a random attack and told him that Jimenez intended to steal from a young couple.
Goodrich majored in marketing and had a full academic scholarship to the Grand Canyon University.
John Hall, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, was charged with murder and attempted murder after Jimenez was arrested last Tuesday, but by the time Jimenez appears in court today, the second count is murder. Was expected to be upgraded to.
Police confiscated a pistol of the same caliber that was believed to have been used in the shooting, and within 24 hours of the shooting, recovered Goodrich’s purse and other belongings from Jimenez’s house.
The allegations filed against Jimenez include the personal use of firearms that cause death, the personal injuries of major physical injuries, and the strengthening of judgments on the personal use of firearms that cause major physical injuries. It is included.
The prosecutor also filed a motion for special circumstances, waiting, to qualify him for the death penalty.
Police say the suspect acted alone and there is no indication that he knew the victim or that Barajas’ role as a TikTok influencer was involved in the crime.
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