Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release: September 5, 2014
SANTA ANA – A father was sentenced today to 20 years to life in state prison for the murder of a Santa Ana man after becoming angry over a physical altercation that occurred at an earlier time between his daughter and the victim. Cesar Gerardo Marta, 43, Omaha, NE, was found guilty by a jury on July 2, 2013, of one felony count of second degree murder and a 1993 prior prison conviction for robbery.
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on May 26, 2010, 27-year-old Cesar “Danny” Gutierrez Hernandez left his Santa Ana home with his brother and a friend to give the friend a ride home. As the three men walked toward their car, Marta and an unknown accomplice approached the group and asked if one of them was Danny. The defendant sought out Hernandez with the intention of retaliating against him for a physical altercation between the victim and Marta’s daughter one month earlier. Continue reading