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Jury Finds Oxnard Man Guilty Of All Charges In Deadly Oxnard Crime Spree

Thursday March 23, 2023

 (David Diaz Flores))

     A Ventura County jury spent less than a day before convicting an Oxnard man on all charges in connection with a deadly Oxnard crime spree almost six years ago.

     The panel found 25-year-old David Diaz Flores guilty of two counts of First Degree Murder and three counts of Second Degree Robbery.

     They also found true Special Circumstance Allegations of Multiple Murders and Murders While Engaged in Robberies plus several other special allegations.

     Diaz Flores faces life in prison with no chance of parole when he is sentenced.

     He is scheduled to be back in court in April.

     Diaz Flores and two other men went on a nighttime crime spree through Oxnard on May 16, 2017 that left 29-year-old Aaron Austin of Oxnard and 23-year-old Eduardo Leon of Oxnard dead.

Aaron AustinEduardo Leon

(Victims Aaron Austin/Eduardo Leon)

     The fatal shootings took place in the 300 block of North "G" Street and the 5400 block of Perkins Road.

     The killings were connected to attempted robberies where Austin and Leon apparently were shot when they resisted.

     Senior Deputy District Attorney John Barrick told KVTA News that Diaz Flores fired the fatal shots in both cases.

     He says the completed robberies were of other victims that night who were not shot.

     There were two other men involved in the crimes who testified against Diaz Flores.

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Co-defendants Martinez/Montijo)

     24-year-old Joseph Martinez had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of Voluntary Manslaughter and several counts of Second Degree Robbery and Attempted Second Degree Robbery.

     He is facing almost 21 years in prison.

     27-year-old Joel Montijo pleaded guilty to one count of Second Degree Murder and several counts of Second Degree Robbery.

     He is facing 35-years-to-life in prison.

     They are also scheduled to be in court in April but they will be sentenced later this year.