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Irvin Tellez
Irvin Tellez

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 13HF2731 & 13CF2980

Date: September 29, 2015

GANG MEMBER CONVICTED OF MURDERING ONE WOMAN AND ATTEMPTED MURDER OF FEMALE BYSTANDER

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A gang member was convicted today of the murder of one woman and attempted murder of a female bystander. Irvin Tellez, 27, Garden Grove, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of first degree murder, attempted murder, and street terrorism with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death, personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, criminal street gang activity, and great bodily injury. Tellez faces a maximum sentence of 112 years and eight months to life in state prison at his sentencing, Nov. 20, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Co-defendant Jaime Prieto Rocha, 42, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty Sept. 4, 2015, to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter with a sentencing enhancement for criminal street gang activity. Rocha is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 30, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-1, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.

At the time of the crime, Rocha was friends with Tellez and 28-year-old Nancy Hammour.

After midnight on Sept. 2, 2013, Rocha drove with Tellez into a Santa Ana neighborhood, with Hammour in the backseat. The defendants spotted an unknown woman, 31-year-old Elizabeth G., who was standing outside on the curb waiting for a friend to pick her up. The defendants engaged in a conversation with Elizabeth G. and Tellez pulled out a firearm and shot Elizabeth G. in the face. The defendants then drove away and fled the scene. Tellez then turned his firearm on Hammour and shot her in the face. Hammour slumped onto the back floorboards still alive. Tellez then shot Hammour in the face a second time, murdering the victim.

The Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) responded to sounds of gunshots reported. Elizabeth G. was immediately transported to a hospital. She survived the gunshot wound.

The defendants subsequently drove to Newport Beach to dispose of Nancy H.’s body. Rocha and Tellez dumped the body somewhere near the Newport Bay Bridge off Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.

Early on Sept. 2, 2013, Rocha drove south toward Oceanside and called a company to request towing. Shortly thereafter, Oceanside Police Department officers arrested Rocha.

On the morning of Sept. 2, 2013, the Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) found Nancy H.’s body underneath the Newport Bay Bridge. NBPD and SAPD investigated this case.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.

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TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney

Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718



By Editor

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

8 thoughts on “Gangbanger convicted of killing one woman and attempted murder of another”
  1. Yea! One less LOSER ON the streets! Let’s just makes sure there is gain time for this POS, to get out & do it again.. Sadly, I know there are deeper issues then the appear with this young hurting soul. I only wish there stricter laws to help the underprivileged the uneducated and the struggling to find other ways out but there isn’t and there’s got to be one day because this is what happens when you have a loose life struggling family & no WHERE TO TURN.. Sure some come out of it but some just don’t know how to do it..

    1. Wow I hope you feel better about yourself. I know he did wrong but you shouldn’t make comments like this because we his family are really hurting too…

      1. But you can still visit him and see him. As for me I will never get to see or touch my sister Nancy. Neither will her baby which was only 4 months when Tellez killed her and her older son which is now about 15. So if your looking for people to feel sorry because you are hurting. Let me know how you feel when someone like Tellez kills your sister and tells her to just die, nancy, just die!

  2. I’m really sorry for what you and your family are going through. I understand I have kids too. I’m not trying to fight, I just want a little respect for our family too. We are really hurting and he has a mother really hurting. I just want everyone to understand that we are the one’s seeing the messages and I just hope u understand that we are his family and I hope you don’t have anger against us.

    1. There is nothing against his parents and family. I know they must be hard working parents that are trying to make a good life in this country like my parents. He is an adult and his actions are his fault not the families.

      I just didn’t like that in the beginning the family acted like he didn’t do anything over the internet… even acted like that at court. I wouldn’t of had an issue speaking with the family. This is a tragety and I bet his parents feel responsible and still cannot believe that their own son committed such things.

      Its sad all around but now he has to pay for all the heartbreak, damage, and life that he is responsible for commuting. I hope he finds God because he is the only one that will judge him.

      During court there was no remorse on his side for what he did. He just smiled at me and acted like he didn’t care. That is what got me upset.

      1. I’m sorry you felt that way. We are not asking for anyone to feel sorry for us. It’s just a little respect specially from people who doesn’t even know what’s going on, you know. We really are sorry for your loss

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