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Second Arrest Made In Connection With Murder Of Ventura Man In Santa Barbara

Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 1:30pm


A second arrest has been made this week in connection with the murder of a Ventura man in Santa Barbara.

Kelly Mitchell Hunt was shot to death February 13th on the 1000 block of Olive Street.

Joseph Michael Castro was taken into custody early yesterday morning at a home on the 700 block of Cook Avenue, in Santa Barbara.  Then, yesterday afternoon, Santa Barbara Police detectives, along with Longview, Washington Police arrested Issac Efren Jimenez, as he left a Longview apartment where he was living.  Police say the 23 year Ventura man was a part of the same street gang as Castro.  Both men were arrested for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and participation in a street gang.

Detectives say they are sill looking for more suspects in the killing, and aren’t talking about a possible motive for the murder of the 21 year old man.


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