Suspect in 1995 cold case pleads not guilty

Court Rulings
Posted at 10:26 AM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 13:26:27-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif — Armando Lujan, the man accused of killing Ramon Gardea in 1995 has plead not guilty to charges of first degree murder.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 8 at 8:30 a.m. Lujan is being held on bail. Bail is set at $1,000,000.

Lujan was arrested by the Santa Cruz County sheriff's office last month in Arizona as he was trying to enter the U.S..

Bakersfield Police Department say that after an altercation at a family gathering Lajon "intentionally struck Gardea with is vehicle as he was in the 800 block of East Brundage Lane."