Fox News reports that a man convicted of murder who was released just six years into a 50-year sentence is likely headed back to prison on new felony charges.
Court documents indicate that Andrew Cachu was released in November of last year when Deputy District Attorney Alisa Blair declined to present evidence at a hearing to determine whether Cachu should remain in custody since he had aged out of the juvenile detention facility at age 25.
Cachu was convicted of the murder of a 41-year-old man in 2015 when he was 18 years old and still within the state’s juvenile system and was sentenced to 50 years of incarceration. According to California law, Cachu was eligible for a retroactive transfer hearing to determine if his case should be transferred to adult court. The law stipulates that all within the juvenile system must be released by age 25.
Lt. L. Arnold with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told reporters that dispatchers received reports of a motorist passed out in a car and blocking lanes of traffic. Deputies responding to the scene found Cachu passed out with a gun in his vehicle.
Arnold said that Cachu came to, and attempted to drive off, crashing his car a short distance away. Cachu then attempted to flee on foot. During the chase, Cachu allegedly ditched the firearm before he was caught and detained. Sheriff’s deputies later recovered the firearm.
Cachu is now facing charges including driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony evading, and other related charges.
This is a developing story.