Lompoc man charged for lighting father on fire pleas not guilty

LOMPOC, Calif. – A Lompoc man who was charged for allegedly lighting his father on fire in June pled not guilty to the murder charges on Tuesday, a...

July 6, 2022
11:42 PM

LOMPOC, Calif. – A Lompoc man who was charged for allegedly lighting his father on fire in June pled not guilty to the murder charges on Tuesday, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office. Joseph Ashley Garcia, 40, was charged with murder and a special circumstance of murder involving torture on Tuesday, but denied both and pled not guilty. The charges stem from a June 11 incident in which Garcia allegedly set his father on fire after a fight broke out between the two. The father, Joe Garcia, Sr.

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