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Central Coast Man Arrested For Brother's Murder

A Central Coast man reported finding his brother had been attacked in the family’s home, but after an investigation was arrested for his brother’s murder.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 4300 block of West Ocean Avenue in the unincorporated area of Lompoc Sunday afternoon. Deputies say Arturo Herrera reported he discovered his younger brother, Enrique, had been attacked. The 28 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives launched an investigation, and it led to them identifying the older brother as the suspect on the killing. The 30 year old man was arrested on a murder charge.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.