Men accused of five armed robberies will face a judge

Five-armed robberies, two dead

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The men accused of five armed robberies, which ended with two men dead, will face a judge for the first time on Friday, Sept. 28.

Bakersfield Police say Eric Castilleja and Luis Gonzalez started their crime spree around one a.m. on Wednesday.

They are connected to two armed robberies, shooting a driver in the hand, and killing 36-year-old Raul Morales and Torik James.

Torik's fiancee said she heard the shots as he was out looking for cans outside their home on Williams and Pacific Streets, but she never expected he wouldn't be coming home.

Victim statements led police to a green truck parked at an apartment at McNew Court, where Castilleja and Gonzalez were arrested after a several hour long standoff.

Both suspects are facing several charges including attempted murder, robbery, and participation in a criminal street gang.

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