The 24-year-old actor Johnny Ortiz, who has recently seen in the 2019 Netflix film ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,’ faced life in prison for attempted murder.
According to the news released by PEOPLE, the actor and co-defendant Armando Miguel Navarro attempted to kill Brian Duke “for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang with the specific intent to promote, further and assist in criminal conduct by gang members.”
The ‘American Crime’ actor Ortiz, and Navarro had been arrested in late May, and Ortiz’s role in the alleged crime did not clarify, while Navarro accused of pulling the trigger on Duke.
The 18-year-old Navarro is currently being held with a $2.01 million bond; as for the young actor, being held on $1.1 million bail in a DTLA facility. Once the news spread, the family of film star created a GoFundMe page and intended to raise funds to have him released on bond. They wrote the following post regarding the issue:
“Johnny is everything to our family. Johnny does everything to help the community and the Hispanic community especially. Johnny has contributed to many non-profit organizations and community organizations. He is in jail fighting for his case that he is innocent on. We want our beloved family member back with us.”
In addition to these, the two pleaded not guilty during the court, which took place in Los Angeles the other day, however, they are going to appear in court on September 22. In case Ortiz is convicted, he will spend 25 years in prison.
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