YOLO COUNTY (CBS13) — A West Sacramento murder suspect openly wept as he faced a judge for the first time Friday.
Gabriel Poletti is accused of crashing into a family’s car last week, killing a mother and father. Poletti broke down as the judge read the long list of charges against him, including two counts of murder and two counts of DUI causing injury.READ MORE: 'Nature Shouldn't Be Treated Like A Trash Can': 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake
The 27-year-old Elk Grove man buried his head in his hands and was given a tissue to wipe his eyes as he made his virtual appearance in court Friday afternoon.READ MORE: 'Heart Breaks Again': Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman
He’s accused of being under the influence when he slammed head-on into Rasul and Anila Afzili, killing them on Jefferson Boulevard. The couple’s three-year-old and seven-month-old children were also in the car but survived.
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According to the district attorney’s office, Poletti having a prior DUI conviction allowed for murder charges to be filed in this case.