Man Charged with Murder Over Botched El Sereno Robbery

By City News Service

 A 22-year-old man was charged Tuesday with murder for the shooting death of his alleged accomplice during a botched robbery last week at a convenience store in the El Sereno area.

Jose Alfredo Favela is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 5 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on the murder charge, which includes a special circumstance allegation that the killing occurred during the commission of a robbery or attempted robbery.

He also faces an allegation that he personally and intentionally discharged a rifle.

Favela is charged in the shooting death of Jose Espidon, with whom he allegedly tried to rob the Meadow Maid Market in the 5300 block of Alhambra Avenue last Friday.

Espidon – who was armed with a machete – was struggling with the store’s owner when Favela fired a round from an assault rifle that struck and killed Espidon, prosecutors allege.

Favela fled on foot, but was arrested by police soon afterward, authorities said.

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