EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Three men arrested in the killing of Deputy Brian Ishmael are facing new charges in El Dorado County.
Deputy Ishmael was shot and killed while responding to a burglary at an illegal marijuana grow in Somerset last year.READ MORE: Getting Answers: What Do Increased Releases From Folsom Dam Mean For Region's Water Levels?
The new indictment includes charges of first and second-degree murder as well as accessory to murder.
Last year, a federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a four-count indictment against Christopher Ross, Juan Carlos Vasquez-Orozco, Ramiro Bravo Morales, and Jorge Lamas. All four were charged with conspiracy to grow marijuana. Vasquez and Morales are also charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm.READ MORE: 'This Isn't Going To Hold Us Back': Drag Event In Woodland Stopped Over Alleged Threats Of Violence
Vasquez and Ross were also both charged with murder.California Lawmakers Demand Accountability After Personal Info Of Concealed Weapons Holders Leaked
This month, the Special Criminal Grand Jury in El Dorado County returned an indictment for first-degree murder and assault with a firearm, against Vasquez, as well as indictments against co-defendants Ross for second-degree murder of a peace officer and Morales for accessory to murder. All three were arraigned Wednesday.