Man Charged With Killing Mother and Stepfather, Attacking Brother

POMONA (CNS) - A man is set to be arraigned next month on charges that he killed his 65-year-old mother and 73-year-old stepfather with a baseball bat at their Hacienda Heights home and also attacked his younger brother, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.

Nelson Garibay, 44, is charged with two counts of murder for the Jan. 11 killings of Ima Garibay and Mario Flores-Romero,  along with the attempted murder of his 37-year-old brother.Garibay allegedly beat his mother and stepfather after yelling was heard in the back yard, where his stepfather's body was found, according to the District Attorney's Office. His mother's body was found in the garage.

Garibay's brother -- who was also attacked with a baseball bat -- survived, authorities said.

“The facts in this case are truly disturbing and we will ensure that there is accountability for these senseless killings,'' District Attorney George Gascon said. “We ask that if anyone has information that can be helpful to the investigation and prosecution of this case, please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.''

Sheriff's deputies were called to the home in the 14400 block of Marwood Street, near Janette Street, about 12:30 p.m. They were met outside by Garibay's brother, who said he had been attacked by the defendant.

Garibay was taken into custody last Thursday in the San Diego County community of Otay Mesa and is being held without bail, jail records show.

He's set to be arraigned Feb. 11 at the Pomona courthouse and could face up to 57 years to life in state prison if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney's Office.

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