Man and woman are charged in the killing of marijuana dispensary worker, 21, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in Mojave Desert two months after his disappearanceEthan Astaphan, 27, charged with murder, and Sonita Heng, 20, charged with accessory after the fact in the death of Juan Carlos HernandezHernandez, 21, Los Angeles student and worker at a marijuana dispensary, went missing after work on September 22Shortly after being report missing, someone attempted to extort Hernandez’s familyOn November 15, Hernandez’s body was found buried in a shallow grave in remote part of Mojave Desert
A man and a woman have been charged with the killing of a 21-year-old Los Angeles marijuana dispensary worker whose body was found in a shallow grave in the Mojave Desert nearly two months after his disappearance.
Ethan Astaphan, 27, of San Gabriel, and Sonita Heng, 20, of Los Angeles, were arrested by LAPD detectives and SWAT officers last Thursday in connection to the death of Juan Carlos Hernandez.
Astaphan pleaded not guilty on Monday after being charged with murder, while Heng pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact. They were being held on $10million bail each.
Two people have been arrested and charged in connection to the killing of Juan Carlos Hernandez in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old college student was found dead on November 15
Authorities haven’t released a possible motive or other details about the killing.
Hernandez, a student at El Camino College, was reported missing on the night of September 22, after finishing an afternoon shift at the at VIP Collective dispensary on the corner of Western Avenue and 81st Street.
A few minutes after