Reporting Pete Demetriou
REDONDO BEACH (CBS) — A Carson man wanted in connection in the death of a bouncer at a Redondo Beach bar turned himself into police Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Renee Anthony Avina, 23, was wanted in connection with the slaying of Terie Colecchi, 49, of Torrance, who died at a hospital from injuries he suffered in a confrontation with two male patrons at Pats II Cocktails at 1312 S. Pacific Coast Highway just before closing time on June 2.
Francisco “Frank” Cobarruvias Jr., 35, who had been on the run with his two children, turned himself in at 2:30 p.m. on June 7, police said. He showed up unannounced at the police department’s front counter with an attorney and was booked on suspicion of murder.
Avina surrendered to Redondo Beach police with the help of his attorney, Christopher Glew, around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday, officials said. He is being held at the Redondo Beach jail on $1 million bail.
Cobarruvias was being held at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles in lieu of $2 million bail and was due in court in Torrance on Monday, according to sheriff’s online booking records.
Avina is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed a $1 million murder arrest warrant for Avina on Monday.