Man Charged With Murder After Body Is Found In His Backyard

WHITTIER (CBS) — A Pico Rivera man, accused of killing a 19-year-old man and then burying the body in his own backyard, was charged Tuesday with murder.

The arraignment of Robert Charles Redd, 51, was postponed to Aug. 16.

Redd is accused of shooting Joseph Rubalcava once in the head, according to the District Attorney’s Office. During a search for the victim, his family discovered the grave and called authorities.

joseph rubalcava Man Charged With Murder After Body Is Found In His Backyard

(credit: California Dept. Of Motor Vehicles)

He was arrested Friday and jailed on $1 million bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

If convicted, Redd could face 25 years to life in prison.


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