2 teens charged with murder in Los Angeles double homicide

2 teens charged with murder in Los Angeles double homicide

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Two teenagers have been charged in the double murder of a young woman and a girl whose bodies were found last fall in a Los Angeles park.

Charging documents show that 18-year-old Jose Antonio Echeverria and 17-year-old Dallas Stone Pineda have been arrested and charged with murder. Pineda is charged as an adult.

The bodies of 19-year-old Gabriela Calzada and 17-year-old Briana Gallegos were found on Oct. 28 near a path in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito Heights.

The charging documents say that both Echeverria and Pineda are gang members and that the killings are gang-related.

Echeverria also is charged in a Jan. 29 attempted murder.

It’s not clear if the pair have attorneys.

Police Chief Charlie Beck is set to discuss the arrests Monday afternoon.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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