Sierra Wave Media received this official media release  from Thomas L. Hardy.

District Attorney Tom Hardy announced that his office has filed multiple felony charges against forty-
six year old Brandee Trujillo of Los Lunas, New Mexico, all arising out of the January 6, 2020 shooting incident at the Shell Wye Mart in Bishop.
“We received the Bishop Police Department’s initial reports on Tuesday afternoon, January 14, and
based on those reports and briefings from investigators, we determined that it was appropriate to file formal  criminal charges. The complaint charges her with Attempted First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit  Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Carjacking, Attempted Robbery, Attempted Carjacking, and being an ex-Felon in possession of a firearm.
“Additionally, Ms. Trujillo has been charged with being personally armed with, and discharging, a
firearm during the commission of the crimes. If convicted of all charges and enhancements, Ms. Trujillo could be facing as much as 20 years to life in state prison.”
Despite some suggestions in yesterday’s Bishop Police Department press release, in 2018
the California Legislature made significant changes to what was commonly known as the “felony murder rule”and with those changes there is no basis, based on the state of investigation currently, to proceed with any charges based on that theory. The Police Department’s investigatory work on the case has been thorough and commendable.
Ms. Trujillo was arraigned on the charges late in the day on January 14, and entered pleas of “not
guilty”. Bail in the case was set at $500,000.00. Her case is set for a status conference on January 21, 2020 in Independence, and a preliminary hearing has been set for January 23, 2020.
The case remains under investigation, and if new or additional information comes to light, the charges
may be modified. Anyone having any information regarding the incident, and who has not already done so, is very strongly encouraged to contact the Bishop Police Department.
As in any criminal case, Ms. Trujillo is presumed to be innocent until the charges are proven beyond a
reasonable doubt.


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  1. MTNMAN January 15, 2020 at 10:38 am #

    California’s Felony Murder Rule was gutted by Senate Bill 1437

  2. Dolley Scott January 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm #

    What do you mean gutted from Senate bill 1431 I think that she needs to be charged with every single one of them and convicted of all she knew what was happening she knew what she was doing so she should be charged with all of them and convicted throw the book at her

  3. Almost Native January 17, 2020 at 5:32 am #

    Come on, someone please try to let the public know what really happened that night? Yes I want to know the dirty details .
    I am glad we didn’t ship her back to the fools that let her walk out of their system.

  4. Old Timer January 17, 2020 at 9:40 am #

    Mtnman means she should be charged with murder because her buddy died during the commission of their crime and she was involved in it with him. Notice the charges don’t include murder. It doesn’t matter who shot him, she should be held responsible for his death. BUT… our state government, to address overcrowded prisons, changed the law that would allow for that charge to be brought against her. They just want to lock her up for a little while then set her loose again for the general public to deal with. The state is more concerned with violence against women than violence by women.

  5. Janet Mcatee January 17, 2020 at 11:30 am #

    Dolly Brenda Scott wasn’t there , so how can she say Brandee knew what he was gonna do? I think fear of that guy had alot to do with it, afterall, he had already given her a hot shot and brought her back.

  6. Janet Mcatee January 17, 2020 at 11:32 am #

    Dolly Brenda Scott should mind her own business.

  7. Kay Ann Mckiearnan January 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm #

    I luv Brandee…..I don’t know what the circumstances were or exactly what part she had in it….but the reality is nothing about any of it is or was right…lives are lost, people were injured all for what….the wreckage of this will effect Brandee for the rest of her life most likely behind bars…the mistake of a lifetime…prayers for everyone involved.

  8. Almost Native January 18, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

    I believe one of the reasons she is being charged with attempted murder and not murder, is no one was murdered. This guy died in a case of self defense. It makes some sense to me??
    Maybe our DA final got one right?

  9. Almost Native January 18, 2020 at 6:11 pm #

    I read the legal bengals don’t want us playing detective or posting comments or questions concerning this case.
    I think this is the perfect place and setting to do so!

  10. Almost Native January 21, 2020 at 6:04 am #

    My biggest question on this case is if they were from out of town and planned al this out, how did they get here?


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