Alleged murder mastermind faces charges in Glenn County

Feb 26, 2016 2:39 PM by David McVicker

The suspected ring-leader in a Glenn County murder that left a 41-year-old Willows man dead made her first court appearance Friday in a Glenn County Court.

Glenn County Judge Donald Bird read the charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder to 39-year-old Jaime Michelle Barbeiro of Artois who was wanted and on the run before being apprehended and arrested.

Barbiero was appointed a public defender and all four defendants are due back in court March 2.

Investigators say Barbeiro had 22-year-old Joshua Holden, 20-year-old Jorge Zarate and 19-year-old Consuelo Ivette Puerco attacked Robert James Stewart on Feb. 13 in Willows.

Those defendants face the same charges as Barbeiro in what the Glenn County district attorney says was first meant to be a violent beat-down that instead turned deadly.

Dwayne Stewart, Glenn County District Attorney, said despite their motive, suspects are facing murder chargers.

“Even though all four meant to just teach the victim a lesson they are all responsible for the cause of his death.”

Robert Stewart died of his injuries at Glenn Medical Center that same day after the attack.

All four suspects remain in custody on two-million dollars bail each.


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