Three people will be facing charges for the death of Guadalupe Ramos. Ramos died after she was robbed in the parking lot at the Foods Co store on Haley Street.
The coroner ruled her death a homicide. The coroner's office says she died from a heart rhythm malfunction brought on by fear as a result of the robbery at a local supermarket.
That is, the coroner says she was scared to death. Those charged will be Maxamillon McDonald seen here in court, Christopher Patterson, and Lawrence Slaughter.
The following is a news release from the Bakersfield Police Department:
On 09/04/12, the Bakersfield Police Department arrested Maxamillion Lee McDonald 26, Lawrence, Gregory Slaughter 28, and AB 109 Probationer Christopher Harvell Patterson 19, for the murder of Guadalupe Ramos on 08/19/12 at the Foods Co grocery store (2505 Haley Street). They were arrested pursuant to a Ramey warrant for murder, robbery, conspiracy, and participation in a criminal street gang.
Further investigation revealed that Patterson was the suspect that forcibly removed the victim’s necklace. After taking the victim’s necklace, Patterson ran to a pre-arranged location where McDonald and Slaughter were waiting in the getaway vehicle.
Effective October 1, 2011, California Assembly Bill “AB 109” allows non-violent, non-serious, and non sex
offenders to serve their sentence in county jails instead of state prisons.