Prelim-setting reshuffled for East Bay siblings linked to Carmel teen’s October killing

A preliminary-setting date has been rescheduled for a sister and brother arrested in connection with a late-October fatal shooting of a Carmel teen in a Fairfield home.

Online Solano County Superior Court records show that Jessica Yesenia Quintanilla, 21, and Marco Antonio Quintanilla, 27, both of Pittsburg, appeared in Department 11 for previously scheduled setting in the case.

Judge William J. Pendergast ordered the pair to return to his courtroom for a readiness conference and to set a hearing date at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 1 in the Justice Center in Fairfield.

When the Quintanillas’ initial arraignment was previously scheduled on Nov. 4, the defense counsel at the time requested a rescheduling to bring in a private attorney the family had hired. The judge granted the request.

Court records show that Jessica is represented by San Francisco-based attorney William Alan Welch. She is being held without bail on murder charges in Solano County Jail in Fairfield.

Marco, who is represented by San Francisco attorney Laurie D. Savill, is charged with being an accessory in the case and violating his parole associated with a felony conviction for attempted murder. He is being held at the Stanton Correctional Facility in Fairfield on $50,000 bail on the accessory charge and no bail for the parole violation.

Court records show that Jessica previously was represented by the Public Defender. Marco was represented by the Alternate Public Defender. They have apparently entered not-guilty pleas.

On Oct. 30, the Fairfield Police Department received a missing persons report for Leilani Beauchamp, 19, who was last seen leaving a Halloween party in Sacramento earlier that morning with two active-duty airmen from Travis Air Force Base who were living off-base on Cascade Lane in Fairfield.

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Fairfield officers worked with Travis AFB’s Office of Special Investigations and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, as Beauchamp’s remains were later discovered in Salinas.

Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen, the Fairfield department’s public information officer, said warrants were issued to search the Cascade Lane residence on Oct. 31.

Police investigators ended up arresting three in connection with the killing: the Quintanillas and Juan Parra-Peralta, 20, one of the airmen who lived in the house.

Court records show that Parra-Peralta has not been charged in the case and is not in custody. The second airman Beauchamp left with has not been publicly identified and was not arrested.

Paul Sequeira, Solano County chief deputy district attorney, told reporters after Nov. 2 proceedings that the killing may have stemmed from a “love triangle situation” but said the case remains under investigation.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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