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August 27, 2015: Brothers Charged with Killing Neighbor in La Puente

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Two brothers were charged today in connection with the fatal beating of their neighbor in La Puente, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Flavio Macias Jr. (dob 1/10/87) and Jonathan Macias (dob 9/20/91) have each been charged with one count of murder in case KA110524.

The felony complaint includes a special allegation that Flavio Macias Jr. used deadly and dangerous weapons, hammer and blocks, during the commission of the crime.

The charging document also alleges Flavio Macias Jr. was previously convicted of injuring a cohabitant in 2005, carrying a dirk and dagger in 2006 and possession of a controlled substance in 2012.

The defendants are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch. Prosecutors will ask bail be set at $1 million for each defendant.

Deputy District Attorney Pak Kouch, who is assigned to the case, said on Aug. 24 Flavio Macias Jr. reportedly attacked his neighbor, Luis Segura, 44, with a hammer and planter blocks while Jonathan Macias served as a lookout.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the location, the Macias brothers barricaded themselves in their home. Law enforcement used tear gas and a K-9, at which point the defendants exited the home and were arrested, the prosecutor added.

If convicted as charged, Flavio Macias Jr. faces a possible maximum sentence of 28 years to life in state prison, while Jonathan Macias could be sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.