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Second Suspect Surrenders In Richmond Murder Case

A man suspected of taking part in the murder of a 16-year-old Richmond youth surrendered to a Martinez probation officer Wednesday.

 

The second of two men sought for the killing of a high school football player in Richmond on Sunday night has surrendered, police said Wednesday.

Matthew John Capanis, 27, turned himself in at a probation office in Martinez at around 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to Richmond Police Lt. Bisa French. Capanis was being sought for the murder of 16-year-old Ulises Grijalva.

 "He knew we were looking for him," French told Bay City News.

Capanis, who has a history of weapons violations and arrests for violent crimes, had apparently been released to live in a Lafayette residence in October of last year under the state's post-release program. It was not known if he ran afoul of local law enforcement during his time in Lafayette.

But French said Capanis and Antioch resident Jacob Stephens, 29, are both believed to have opened fire on Grijalva, killing him. Stephens was arrested as he fled the scene Sunday.

He is being held on a parole violation and murder charges are pending, French said. Charges against Capanis are also pending.

Grijalva's body was found at 121 W. MacDonald Ave. in Richmond around 9:30 p.m. Sunday, French said. The 6-foot, 278-pound teen was an offensive lineman at Kennedy High School, where he was set to begin his junior year.

Bay City News Service

honestly September 10, 2012 at 01:15 AM
it's always about the poor sad," accused person". what really matters is the fact the victim was murder, that's it, no three free meals, no job to go to, no more football games "dead get it"

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