Hernandez charged for murder of Santa Paula resident

Today concluded the preliminary hearing of David Hernandez, age 42 of Santa Paula, in the murder of victim , Hector Alamillo age 33 of Santa Paula.  Hernandez was charged with one count of murder, one count of sexual assault, and three counts of kidnapping.  After the two day long hearing Hernandez was held to answer on all counts.  Each count carries a minimum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.  If found guilty of all charges the minimum sentence would be 5 life sentences without the possibility of parole.  At this time it is anticipated that the jury trial will not start for at least one year.  The Santa Paula Police Department would like to thank the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office for their support and assistance. 

David Hernandez

David Hernandez

Listed below are the previous press releases involving this case.

July 30th, 2014 Press Release

On 07-30-14 at approximately 1455 hours, David Hernandez 40 years, Santa Paula, was taken into custody by Ventura Police Officers. Hernandez was being sought by Santa Paula Police in connection to the homicide of Hector Alamillo Jr. that occurred on July 23rd, 2014 in the 400 block of Grant Line St., Santa Paula. Hernandez is a known documented gang member from Santa Paula and had been named as a possible suspect in that homicide. Hernandez also had an active felony warrant for his arrest for violation of his parole (PROS). During the on going homicide investigation, investigators developed information that Hernandez was possibly present at the crime scene. Santa Paula Police detectives were able to locate Hernandez at a Ventura Motel. Hernandez initially refused to exit his motel room and after a brief stand off, he exited his room and was taken into custody by Ventura Police Officers without incident. A female that accompanied Hernandez, Adrian Alcozar 32 years, was also taken into custody on unrelated charges. Both were turned over to Santa Paula Police Detectives and transported to the Santa Paula Police Department.  Hernandez is being held on the outstanding felony parole warrant at this time. The homicide investigation is ongoing.  This arrest was made possible with the assistance of the Ventura Police Officers, Ventura County District Attorney’s Investigators and Santa Paula Police Detectives who have been working almost 24/7 on this case following up on all leads.   Anyone with additional information can contact Detective Randy Haumann at 525-4474 X 277. 

July 24th,  2014 Press Release

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 3:42 PM, Santa Paula Police Department received a call of a suspicious circumstances / injured person inside a residence in the 400 block of Grant Line St., Santa Paula. Officers responded immediately as well as emergency medical personnel. Upon arrival of Officers, entry was made into the house where a male subject was located within the house, suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency medical personnel entered and later pronounced the victim dead. The victim was later identified as Hector Alamillo Jr. 33 years, Santa Paula. At this time, the investigation is ongoing. Investigators are following up on all leads. The Santa Paula Police requests that anyone with any information, to contact Detective Randy Haumann or information may be called into the Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS anonymously or to the Santa Paula Police Hot Line (805) 933-5691.   


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2 Responses to Hernandez charged for murder of Santa Paula resident

  1. A.B March 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Please dont hate Harmony, some people are just lost and hatred will only hurt you. Hate what he did. You where brought to this world for a purpose and I’m sure you have a loving Mother and family that care for you very much. Stay Strong.

  2. Harmony May 3, 2017 at 6:27 am

    I am his daughter but he left before I was born. Now reading about him makes it easier to hate him.


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