Los Angeles California. – One week after the Charges facing Marcus Anthony Eriz and his girlfriend Wynne Lee allegedly responsible for the death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos, prosecutors released New details Wednesday about the altercation that occurred on Highway 55 prior to the incident.
Lee was behind Cloonan in the diamond lane before moving into the fast lane and then accelerated to an “extremely high speed” and got into the lane in front of Cloonan. “Wynne Lee gave the victim’s vehicle a ‘peace sign’ with his hand and continued to drive, ” prosecutors said in the motion.
A few miles later, Cloonan was attempting to enter Highway 91 toward Riverside by passing near the defendants. The woman “She was still mad” about what had happened and “raised her middle finger to both of them as she passed by”prosecutors said. “Then he heard a loud bang from the back of his vehicle and heard her little one in the back seat say, ‘Ouch!’ “prosecutors said.
Leos was shot in his abdomen. The woman stopped and called for help, but the child was pronounced dead at 8:39 a.m. at the Orange County Children’s Hospital.
According to the indictment, Eriz said in an interview on June 6 that “he was angry after what Cloonan did so he grabbed his loaded 9mm Glock 17,” rolled down the window and “shot the woman’s car.”
The suspected couple continued on Highway 91 and worked during the day of the shooting. During the same week of the incident, the couple had another road rage altercation on the highway with a Tesla. Eriz allegedly showed a gun to the driver of the vehicle who reported the incident.
According to the indictment, an Eriz co-worker told him on May 28 that his car appeared to be the suspicious vehicle police were looking for, prosecutors said. Eriz “claims that at that time, he searched the Internet and saw the story about Aiden Leos’s death,” prosecutors alleged, saying that he ‘immediately’ knew he was responsible for the boy’s death. She then told Wynne Lee about her reveal. “
Prosecutors allege that after May 28, Eriz hid the Volkswagen in a relative’s garage and did not drive it again, instead driving his red truck to work. In addition, he shaved his beard and changed his hairstyle.
They face charges in Aiden’s death
Authorities confirmed that during the arrests at the Costa Mesa residence they found a weapon that they presume was the one used during the deadly attack of road rage. In addition, the suspicious vehicle It had been found in the town of Whittier, in the home of the alleged gunman ‘s grandmother.
The Orange County Prosecutor’s Office filed a murder and discharge of a weapon charge against Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24 years old. While his 23-year-old girlfriend Wynne Lee was charged with a felony complicity after the fact and a misdemeanor charge for having a concealed firearm in a vehicle.
If found guilty, Eriz could pay life in prison, while his girlfriend would pay four years in prison for her role in the murder of the minor.
Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, are scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Orange County Superior Court.
With information from City News