LATEST: Man And His Mother Arrested In 2016 Murder Of Miss Flo, Six Now In Custody (PHOTOS)
(BANT) – Six people have now been arrested in connection with the brutal beating death of an 88-year-old woman last year during a robbery at her unincorporated San Jose home.
Santa Clara County sheriff’s officials say deputies Tuesday arrested 19-year-old Johnny Brown on suspicion of murder, elder abuse, burglary and robbery. Sheriff’s officials did not disclose details about Brown’s arrest or his involvement.
Deputies also arrested Brown’s mother, 39-year-old Sinica Santos, the same day on suspicion of being an accessory after the fact. Brown is being held with no bail set, while Santos is being held on $500,000, according to jail records.
Officials also announced that William King, 19, was arrested in June on suspicion to being an accessory after the fact.
The three are the latest suspects to be arrested in connection with the Sept. 12 murder of Floavis Douglas, known as Miss Flo to her friends and family.
Douglas was beat and kicked during the alleged robbery at her home near San Jose’s Alum Rock neighborhood, in which her jewelry and car were stolen. Douglas later died at a hospital on Oct. 8.
Just days after the initial beating and robbery, investigators identified and arrested Zachary Cuen, 19, on suspicion of murder. In March, investigators arrested Cuen’s then-girlfriend Jennifer Hernandez Jimenez, 19, on suspicion of concealing evidence in the alleged homicide.
Then in May, 20-year-old Perla Arreola also was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory in Douglas’ killing.
Cuen remains in custody and is being with no bail set, according to jail records. If convicted, Cuen faces a sentence of life in prison, prosecutors said.