Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer successfully had the bail of the man accused of shooting a 6-year-old boy on the 91 freeway revoked in court, bringing the DA’s Office one step closer to putting the killers behind bars for a long time.
Amid Spitzer’s recommendation, an Orange County Superior Court judge revoked bail June 18 for the suspected killer, Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, from Costa Mesa, and maintained the $500,000 bail previously set for Wynne Lee, 23, from Costa Mesa, who is accused of driving the car when Eriz shot 6-year-old Aiden Leos May 21 while Aiden’s mother was driving him to kindergarten.
Both Eriz and Lee have pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted on all counts, Eriz faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in state prison, and Lee faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison and 1 year in county jail.
After Spitzer and the California Highway Patrol spent countless hours hunting down the killers from a combination of public tips and highway footage, the couple was arrested June 6. Just two days later, Spitzer filed murder charges against them, delivering justice for Aiden.
Additionally, just days after Aiden was killed by the couple, Eriz is again accused of brandishing his firearm and pointing it at the driver of a blue Tesla on the 91 Freeway while Lee was driving, this time near the city of Corona.
As a result, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is now asking for the public’s help with anyone who encountered a 2018/2019 white Volkswagen Sportwagen on the 55 Freeway in Orange County or the 91 Freeway in Orange and Riverside counties involving shots being fired or a gun being brandished to come forward.
The incidents would have occurred between December 2020 and June 2021, according to the DA’s Office, and they have set up a dedicated tip hotline at 714-834-7000.
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