Bail Cut In Half For 22-Year-Old Brandon McDowell, Accused Of Giving Lethal Fentanyl Dose To 20-Year-Old Woman

1/21/2022 3:30:00 PM

Specific reasons for the reduction were not given, though it's possible McDowell's lack of prior criminal history factored into the decision

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Specific reasons for the reduction were not given, though it's possible McDowell's lack of prior criminal history factored into the decision

Specific reasons for the reduction were not given, though it's possible McDowell's lack of prior criminal history factored into the decision.

fentanyl to a young Temecula woman, likely enabling the defendant to be released from detention pending trial.Brandon Michael McDowell of San Bernardino was indicted last month on one count of distributing fentanyl resulting in a fatality, following a nearly two-year investigation into the death of 20-year-old Alexandra Capelouto.

Bail reduction motions submitted by McDowell’s federal public defender were reviewed by U.S. District Magistrate Kenly Kato, who ruled that the defendant’s bond requirement should be slashed from $200,000 to $100,000.McDowell was expected to be released from federal detention Thursday afternoon. The defendant is due back in U.S. District Court in downtown Riverside for a pretrial hearing Monday.

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KCAL9 RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) – A federal judge on Thursday ordered that bail be cut in half for a 22-year-old Riverside man accused of supplying a lethal dose of fentanyl to a young Temecula woman, likely enabling the defendant to be released from detention pending trial.A 16-year-old boy was shot and an 11-year-old girl grazed Jan.shooting death of an 8-year-old girl and the wounding of three other people outside a high school football game, officials said.Email Three Sharon Hill police officers have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment after firing their weapons into a crowd of people exiting a high school football game outside of Philadelphia, killing Bility and injuring three people.

(CBSLA) READ MORE: Brandon Michael McDowell of San Bernardino was indicted last month on one count of distributing fentanyl resulting in a fatality, following a nearly two-year investigation into the death of 20-year-old Alexandra Capelouto. RELATED: Brandon McDowell Charged In Sale Of Fentanyl-Laced Pills Over Snapchat That Caused Overdose Death Bail reduction motions submitted by McDowell’s federal public defender were reviewed by U. Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm and an 11-year-old girl grazed in the back in West Pullman on the Far South Side Tuesday.S. The shooting occurred outside Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill as fans were leaving a game against Pennsbury High School, prosecutors said. District Magistrate Kenly Kato, who ruled that the defendant’s bond requirement should be slashed from $200,000 to $100,000.m. Specific reasons for the reduction were not given, though it’s possible McDowell’s lack of prior criminal history factored into the decision. 27.

A woman identified as Michelle McCarthy, whose relationship to McDowell was not disclosed in court documents, has already agreed to post the bond, offering her house on Larkspur Drive in San Bernardino as security. The boy and girl were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, according to police. Sharon Hill Police officers Brian Devaney, left, Sean Dolan, and Devon Smith have been charged with manslaughter and reckless endangerment. McDowell was expected to be released from federal detention Thursday afternoon. The defendant is due back in U. Hours earlier, a.S. “We have now concluded beyond a reasonable doubt that it was, in fact, shots from the officers that struck and killed Fanta Bility and injured three others,” Stollsteimer said. District Court in downtown Riverside for a pretrial hearing Monday. He will serve between 2 1/2 to 5 years in a state correctional facility.

If convicted, he could face a minimum 20-year sentence, and a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the U.S. “Today’s indictment of our police officers brings us to another solemn moment. Attorney’s Office. According to prosecutors, on Dec. 22, 2019, Capelouto, a student at Arizona State University, was home for the Holidays and contacted the defendant via Snapchat to order Oxycodone, a prescription medication generally provided for relief of chronic pain. The three officers were placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting. The newspaper also noted that Alona Ellison-Acosta was shot in the foot and Anya Kellan suffered a graze wound to her ankle.

READ MORE: 'I Hope Paradise Is As You Remember It;' Boy George, Cher, Stephen Fry React To Death Of Meat Loaf McDowell allegedly sold the victim an undisclosed quantity of “counterfeit Oxycodone M30 pills,” according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement. 27. “Investigators believe she crushed at least one of the pills and snorted the drug shortly before succumbing to the powerful opioid in the pills,” the agency stated. Capelouto’s father, Matt Capelouto, has called his daughter’s death a “fentanyl poisoning,” saying she did not realize she was ingesting the deadly substance. Through their lawyer, Bruce Castor, the Bility family thanked the district attorney's office"for following the evidence and the law in bringing forth these charges.

In a news briefing last week, he tearfully recalled that his daughter “did not want to die” and “did not make a wise choice. These three good men are innocent, and remain heartbroken for all who have suffered because of this senseless violence,” they added.” The Capelouto case prompted Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, to introduce Senate Bill 350, which was rejected twice by the Democrat majority in the Senate Public Safety Committee. The legislation would have mandated that under state law, anyone convicted of dealing fentanyl or other potentially deadly drugs be issued a written warning that a death resulting from furnishing such drugs in the future could result in the party being prosecuted for murder. KYW-TV He will serve a sentence of 32 to 64 months behind bars and will remain under court supervision until 2030, ABC News reported. However, some county prosecutors, including Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, have pursued second-degree murder charges against dealers who allegedly sold lethal doses of fentanyl anyway. Attorneys for the three officers did not immediately respond to NPR.

Ten individuals in Riverside County have been charged in connection with fentanyl-traced fatalities. The McDowell case was investigated by U., a lawyer for the Bility family, thanked Stollsteimer and the grand jury for leveling charges against the cops.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents, along with Riverside County sheriff’s detectives and personnel from U.S. They made the right call,” he added.

Department of Homeland Security Investigations. Fentanyl is manufactured in China and smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. Hestrin said “profit and greed” have led drug cartels to transport it across the border, where law enforcement is “not getting any help” stemming the tide.

“We’re overwhelmed,” he said during the briefing with Capelouto. The synthetic opioid is known to be 80-100 times more potent than morphine and is a popular additive, seamlessly mixed into any number of narcotics and pharmaceuticals. According to Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, data is pending, but it appears there were about 500 fentanyl-induced deaths countywide last year, which would represent a 250-fold increase from 2016, when only two such fatalities were documented. MORE NEWS: (© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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