Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 10CF2948: July 2, 2013
SANTA ANA – A father was convicted today of the murder of a Santa Ana man after becoming angry over a physical altercation that occurred one month prior between his daughter and the victim. Cesar Gerardo Marta, 41, Omaha, NE, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of second degree murder and has a 1993 prior strike conviction for robbery. He faces a maximum sentence of 35 years to life in state prison at his sentencing Aug. 9, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-41, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
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