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: Wrong-Way Driver Suspected Of DUI In Crash That Killed Passenger On Hwy. 99
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: Cal Fire: Smoker Suspected Of Starting Wildfire Near Newcastle
Vasquez and Ross were also both charged with murder.Forest Service Reopens All National Forests In California
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.