Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022
Jaime Prieto Rocha
Jaime Prieto Rocha aka “Slimmer”

Jaime Prieto Rocha, 42, pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter. He also admitted a sentencing enhancement for gang activity and a murder charge was left open. Rocha was ordered to return to court Oct. 30 for a pretrial and sentencing hearing, according to the O.C. Register. He is expected to be sentenced to 16 years in prison for the manslaughter conviction.



A co-defendant, Irvin Tellez, 27, a Garden Grove resident, will begin soon. His case is expected to be assigned to a judge on Tuesday.  He is also charged with felony murder but also attempted murder with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death, personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, and great bodily injury. He faces up to 75 years to life in prison if found guilty, according to the OC Weekly.

Irvin Tellez
Irvin Tellez aka “Speedy” and “Lil Speedy”

Rocha, a friend of Tellez and Nancy Hammour, 28, a known drug dealer in Santa Ana, drove them into a Santa Ana neighborhood after midnight on Sept. 2, when they pulled up to a curb where a 31-year-old woman identified only as “Elizabeth G.” was waiting for a friend to pick her up.

They were on Cedar Street in Santa Ana – an area claimed by the Delhi gang, of which police say Rocha and Tellez are both members, according to the O.C. Register.  Elizabeth G. later mentioned to investigators that she used to live in the neighborhood claimed by another gang, the “Alley Boys.”

Tellez had a conversation with “Elizabeth G.” and then pulled his weapon out and shot her once in the face, according to prosecutors, who say Rocha then drove them away. The woman survived her gunshot wound, according to the OC Weekly. However she has impairments in her cognitive abilities, motor skills and ability to communicate.

Nancy Hammour
Nancy Hammour

Hammour then allegedly became hysterical and Tellez shot her in the face, causing her to slump onto the back floorboards. After telling her to shut up, Tellez said, “Just die, Nancy, just die” and fired again, killing her, according to the OCDA.

The men considered burning Hammour’s body, but instead left it near the Newport Bay Bridge off Coast Highway.

Rocha then drove the rental car in which Hammour was killed to Mexico where he then got into a car accident. He then returned to the U.S. to obtain another vehicle.

The police traced the rental car’s license plate back to the rental car company that owned it.  The car rental employees told detectives that the car had broken down in Oceanside and Rocha was with it.  The police then drove to Oceanside and arrested him.

Irvin Tellez was an award winning handball player when he was 17 years old
Irvin Tellez was an award winning handball player when he was 17 years old

The arrest of Tellez was announced in late September, at which time authorities claimed he and Rocha are members of a Santa Ana street gang. Tellez goes by “Lil Speedy” and “Speedy” and has convictions dating back to 2006 for such crimes as car theft and drug possession, according to investigators, who added Rocha’s nickname is “Slimmer.” Orange County Jail records have Rocha’s occupation listed as forklift operator, according to the OC Weekly.

Tellez was also charged with shooting a man in the leg Aug. 11, 2013, in Garden Grove after an argument. A Garden Grove police gang detective testified that Tellez argued with members of a Garden Grove gang, Hard Times, after one of them asked where he was from.

Hammour was indicted by a federal grand jury in the local, state and federal crackdown on Mexican Mafia gangs in Orange County that was titled “Operation Smokin’ Aces.” Her dead body was found under the Bay Bridge in Newport Beach on Labor Day in 2013.

Several weeks after the shooting, federal prosecutors accused Hammour of selling methamphetamine to an informant in 2012. The killing does not appear to be related to the drug charges. She had a history of drug addiction, but had been trying to get her life on track and was supposed to go apartment hunting the day after she died, according to her sister.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

67 thoughts on “Delhi gangbanger pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter of a Santa Ana woman”
  1. Art, do you know anything about what happened last night on 400 s. Birch around 9:00 pm.there was a loud bang too loud to be regular gun shots , then police and ems arrived and picked up some one from the side walk , the same side walk where the girl got stabbed with her own knife last week.

  2. It says assault with a deadly weapon, it was a single loud bang louder than the “usual” gunshots , that’s what sparked my curiosity it just seem too loud to be gunfire , but i guess it could’ve been a bigger weapon, thanks though.

    1. I was struck by how quickly this young man went downhill. He obviously hung out with the wrong people and made a lot of bad decisions.

      I hope more of our young people will stick with sports and live clean lives instead of becoming murderous gangbangers.

      1. I went to HS with Tellez and he was a good kid at one point , so sad that this is how he ended up , still no excuse for his wrong doings … he should not be out with Society

    2. I agree w yara…who cares about his handball trophy hes a freakin killer of women! I cant believe he shot them in the face!

  3. Why do you judge when you don’t even know if he really did it!!! He’s still known as one of the best handball player’s in santa ana. WE LOVE YOU IRVIN AND WE BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!

    1. He’s got priors and the fact if he was innocent he wouldn’t have such charges against him. Been the best handball player does not make him any less of the murder he is. I hope that he gets max sentence… and he has a painful slow death.

      1. First of all make sure you pay attention to the comments n then say something and like I said who are you to judge when you don’t know and to wish someones death. With that comment you’re worse.

        1. All u people who are jumping the gun and judging this youngster are full of sh*t. u don’t even know his story.Because people kill all the time but what the f*ck just because he was a gang member this Asian girl that commented thinks he should get the max you are full of sh*t Asian lady because I’d say if he was Asian boy you would have not said he should get the max.Look he’s not even found guilty yet and you people don’t know sh*t. Mabe he was dating this women and found out she was cheating on him you never know. Or mabe he found out something really terrible about her and anyway I’m not saying what this guy did was right but it sounds like Nancy wasn’t a good team player herself . Already an older woman and hanging out w such known gang members !

          1. If you are referring to me as an Asian girl just for your information soy Mexicana … it is quite obvious we do not see I do not see eye to eye. He is being charged for murder and there is a case against him and as I stated before I’ll state it again I hope he gets the maximum sentencing. In addition to that I hope when he dies he has a slow painful death. … it’s quite unfortunate family and friends cannot take justice into their own hands and kill him exactly how he killed Nancy. May the outcome of this trial bring some sort of justice to friends and family of Nancy

          2. I’ve been at court everyday. Irvine shot a guy in the leg from hard times. 2 witnesses pointed him out. Also shot 1 girl in the face who was in a coma for 2 months and survived. Then shot Nancy which was in the backseat 3xs in the face and head because she screamed out of fear after seeing him shot the other girl in the face. He wanted to burn her body bit didn’t because the sun was coming up. All shootings had the same shell casings and bullets. So still think he didn’t do it? Jaime is in his 40s..Irvine is 27ish.. And nancy would have been 30 now. Nancy was friends with Jaime. And Jaime brought along Irvine. No one was dating anyone.

        2. Who am I to judge… I’m simply stating my opinion and I’m entitled to it just as much as you are. I’m really sorry that you and others that have ties to Irvin are going through this, but you must understand Nancy’s family and friends are going through it as well. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. I don’t know the circumstances that led to this murder but it’s quite clear according to the article he killed Nancy and he must pay for the life taken.

  4. Ms Yo I d say you sound like a murderer yourself wishing a painful death on the guy when you don’t even know the facts.

    1. Facts, what more is there to know. He killed a defenseless woman shortly after shooting Another in the face. What else do I need to know. … he must be punished to the full extent for what he has done. This young woman’s children family will need to live without her for the rest of their lives… you got some nerve to say that I’m the one that sounds like a murder if so let be.. oyo por ojo y Sanger por sanger.

          1. You don’t stand a point because your talking shit and your doing the same thing by wishing someone’s death no matter who they are. You should just be quiet because you don’t even know what your talking about. You’re contradicting yourself.

          2. I should be quiet…. nah. Is my opinion and I am entitled to it as much as you are with your opinion. Come at me with FACTs , Since you seem to know so much and defending Irvin… make me understand he’s innocent. He shot a girl in the face then moved on to Nancy ,that was not enough he killed her. What type of a person are you to justify his actions and say We the People do not know. But im contradicting? You go ahead and defend good old champion handball player Irvin. … we going to see how this plays out. You must be related to this Irvin… n you all emotional. .. running off emotions. Quack…

    1. this is Zaniyah Yo, Mina, I’m not sure how you feel about never meeting him or how to respond to your comment. My experience as a single mother, sometimes children are better off without the other parent. I wish you well a may you be successful in life.

      1. I really honestly don’t care. Im only 19, but I already love the person who I’ve grown up to be. I just think of this bad situation as a bad ass back story of my life, because this is the only pic I’ve ever seen of my dad.
        Do you know him????? I know he has (or had, idk now) a wife. And I know he has another daughter, but idk I just want to know more about him.

        1. No one is totally lost. We all struggle with good and evil. Your dad made mistakes but somewhere in there there was once a decent person. The best thing that you can do now is live a good life and contribute positively to society.

          1. Well yeah, drugs and violence always interfers in people’s lives, and compromises their personalities. But it’s not like Im all crying about some bitch ass daddy issues. Because I don’t have them.
            I just want him to know more about me, as I do to him.

        2. I don’t know him… not at all. I know of people who know of him. .. Mina have you considered connecting with him?
          *Editor. Good feedback for Mina i praise you for that. . … however, most are a complete loss unless, they pick up the bible when they are at a dead end like this. Statistics show a very small percentage.

          1. Why do u judge one and not the other. They’re both in for the same reason. You see how you contradict your self and yes I do know him and your nobody to judge

          2. I looooove what the editor wrote!!! THANK YOU that’s what I’ve been trying to say all this time

          3. Look. I appreciate you trying to help. But 1, don’t preach to me. 2. Don’t act like you know me well enough to tell me that I need a values system, because you don’t. Especially when you’re talking to a biochemists major who has logical belief systems based of rational values. Goodbye. This conversation is over.
            Don’t know why I even bothered. My dad is just some guy. He is no father.

    2. Hi Mina. Nancy is my sister. Your dad was a good friend of hers until they both came across Irvin. Irvin having a gun and shooting 2 women. 1 being your dads friend which is my sister shot 3xs in the head infeont of him. Well I don’t blame him for going into survival mode so that Irvin didn’t kill him as well. I pray that he doesn’t get more that what was offere . I was told he felt remorse.

      1. Hey your Nancy’s sister ? Did u guys live across the street from valley h.s ? If its u lady’s I was a friend of your sister she dated Danny who sold cars at Nissan of Buena park , right ? If its her my condolences I’m so sorry to here she went like this , she wasn’t a bad person drugs are an epedimic however , I’m sure the coward that did this will get his !!

      2. Well you may be glad to know Irvin was raped in prison several times and is now a homosexual in prison this was told to me bye his brother and mother

  5. Mina… like I mentioned before I mention again probably better off without him anyway. Sounds like you know what you’re doing and direction you are heading. I don’t need to wish you luck because I know you got this . In regards to precious and Sylvia … sad case you are.. nada de cerebro.

    1. Your the fkn hardhead with no brain. Just imagine as a mother that he was your son. Would you judge or wish him his death. It hurts. He’s human too and has family.when I say don’t judge its because no one knows if it was him or the other guy yet and you’re already wishing him his death. Just listen to your self

      1. Im a mother and if this was my son or daughter as much as it would hurt me, we’d have to face what’s coming. Im onto my kids they know the consequences behind what we do, it can be good or bad. I worry for them but ill take anything i got coming. Im a realist. Not the type of parent to say not my kid. I know what i have at home. If my son kills viciously no remorse. .. he must pay.
        You precious are WEAK, no common sense what so ever. Poor excuse of a law abiding citizen, if ur even are one. An enabler more of a murder than I am. Jaja I have faith in the justice system to purse and convict these looser taking up breathing space. Lastly, I wish the max punishment, death penalty that is. I do not want to waste my hard working tax dollar during incarceration.f**** what you think! Its my pleasure…

        1. Girl no need to argue with them. I’ve been at court every day and that so called handball player has no one there. I found out his parents stopped visiting him 6 months ago. And that girl is probably his GF which I saw 2 xs only and she never went in the courtroom. Who leave it. Not worth a headache.

          1. That precious girl is probably just another girl that irvin is emotionally playing with. He has no feelings for the day that he killed nancy he tried to leave his ex girlfriend that same day. He loves that girl for what I’ve heard luckily this girl was able to move on and kick him to the curve. I hope that if this precious girl is dating him leaves him for his just a player girl. I know what I’m telling you. He will never love anyone like he loved that girl. For she did a lot for him and he loves her friends that.

          1.  I sympathize with the family of Irvin, it’s quite unfortunate they are going through. This is out of our hands, he is a MURDER and no one else to blame but his evil self. I want to think he was on a sick one but even if that was the case there are conseq1uenses behind all we do. Ultimately nothing will bring back Nancy, may her soul rest in peace. My heart goes out to Nancy’s sister family and friends TODAY they will hear WORD by Word the malicious Trauma her sister was put through. Based off this article, I find Irvin is a heartless poor excuse of a man, I’m glad he is off the streets and I look forward to his sentencing. Precious, you are just plain ignorant, you make no sense of what you say at ALL what so ever.

            LET ME FLIP THIS ONE ON YOU. LET SAY ONE OF YOUR FAMILY MEMEBERS WAS KILLED IN THE SAME MANNER NANCY was KILLED. HOW would you feel then?!

             

  6. All this is a waste of time because nobody understands what all the families are going through and I do feel for all the families because we’re all hurting and in shock. I really don’t care what anyone else thinks. People should think about what they say before they talk and they have nothing to do with this anyways. THE END…..

  7. All I can say is that this precious girl sounds like she’s just another girl irvin is playing with. He don’t care about emotions. Even his ex girlfriend said it in court that same morning he KILLED nancy he abandoned his ex girlfriend for another girl that claimed was pregnant of him. His just a heartless player and piece of S**t. I say this for a fact

    1. I hadn’t even put sh*t here so keep me out of this conversation theirs a lot me and Irvin need to talk theirs a reason why I stopped going to see him.

  8. You know no none of you really no the truth unless you were their all this senseless name calling none of them were angels they no what world they lived in I personally knew each of the men and Irvin isn’t the only one to blame and ok he’s convicted let it be already …can you imagine if you were the jury no chance in hell huh..so sad that your arguing on here like Lil kids ..R.I.P NANCY ..AND I LOVE YOU SPEEDY.AND ROACH GOOD LUCK YA SABES

    1. Just leave it alone you said your opinion ok wtf .like I said hes been convicted and going to do his time..he’s in gods hands now ,you seem to be running your mouth instead of opinionating what is it anymore of your business.please ya stuvo let his family be in piece also♠♠♠♠

    1. Ok senseless b*tch because I you can and SAY what you WANT JAJA thats right pendeja stop hiding behind your fake name pinche mojada you sound more like you were burned its ok ..i d shut U up real quick come down girl..barrio DELHI♠♠♠♠

      1. Omg banging on line what’s your problem Yvonne aren’t you like 50 still trying to suck everyone’s dick in Delhi you look like leather face from Texas chainsaw massacre

  9. Its an Aztec name and im proud of my heritage. .. call me mojada….don’t affect me. Born in USA proud of my Mexican roots. Pendeja no soy…Why you dragging the hood into this. …

      1. Anonymous YOU, it’s quite obvious you are very much hurt and offended by this happening. I’m going to sympathize with you, seems like you need it … I too have many friends who have been charged with murder and are serving lifetime sentence. SUCKS…. pero that’s they way the dice rolls.
        Btw your words don’t strike me… im not about cyber banging…. ohhh y hoe im not, pero me encanta cojer y que me cojan rico. Never had a problem there.
        Tootles

  10. Did Nancy live across the street from valley h.s ? I think she’s the Nancy I knew, that’s so sad , she was running with the wrong crowd , these druggys dont have a conscience, and this man is a true coward To kill a defenseless woman son of a bitch !! Can’t go gang bang on real gangsters he preyed on the week !! This is very unfortunate. May Nancy r.I.p , and that coward get what hese got coming !!,

  11. Irvin is doing life in prison now he’s on a p.c yard now and I’m p.c yards you get celled up with any race and he was celled up with a black guy and he got raped almost everyday over a coarse of two weeks till he finally gave in and gave it up willingly now he belongs to his celly and got turned out as a homosexual in prison he is being sold to other inmates for hygiene items and food off of commissary this was told to me bye his mother and brother. It’s sad oh well guess that’s his punishment for his crime..

    1. You are a weirdo man don’t even know what you are talking about. Clown ass paisa. Grow some balls and post your last name Jay. Small world. Promise you I will make your midget tweeker looking ass regret what you say. You are literally the poster child for the PC yard.

  12. Ok everyone just to be clear I dnt knw none of u or any of them but I Have A Question for all u.WHICH OF U IS PERFECT?
    LET ME ANSWER FOR YALL NONE ONLY GOD.. SO WEN U ARE PERFECT COME BACK AND JUDGE..
    OTHER than that I dnt have nothing else to say but god be with them and and ladies Have a good day and may those resting now be in peace Thank You

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