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Five charged in Los Banos night club homicides

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Los Banos Police Department announced the arrest of two more suspects in an August 7th night club shooting.

According to Los Banos Police, Francisco Esquivel, 27, and Joe Castillo, 26, of Los Banos have both been arrested. They are being charged with two counts of murder in the death of Angel Rodriguez and Ruben Sanchez. They also face charges of participation in a criminal street gang.

A third suspect, 19-year-old Isaac Bermea who was already in custody on probation violations, has also been charged with murder.

Esquivel was taken into custody on Sunday after turning himself in. Castillo was arrested by the United States Marshals Service on Tuesday.

Last week the Los Banos Police Department announced they had arrested 22-year-old Mando Lopez and his brother 22-year-old Armando Lopez. The brothers have both been charged with two counts of murder, participation in a criminal street gang, as well as firearm and prior felony conviction enhancements.

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