People v Elroy Pedro Gomez

On February 18, 2016, a jury found defendant Elroy Pedro Gomez guilty of willful, deliberate, premeditated attempted murder with an enhancement for using a deadly weapon and causing great bodily injury, assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily injury, and possession of ammunition by a felon.

On September 17, 2014, around 8 am, Defendant Gomez came to the victim’s house in San Leandro and lured him to his home a few miles away under the pretense that he needed the victim to speak with defendant Gomez’s father. The victim and Defendant Gomez were acquaintances and the victim went with him.

On the walk to the defendant’s home, Defendant Gomez took the victim’s cellphone. When the two arrived at Defendant Gomez’s home, he ordered the victim into the garage and locked the door behind him. Defendant Gomez then told the victim he had been paid to kill him because the victim talked too much.

Defendant Gomez ordered the victim into his backyard where he sliced the victim’s throat with a box cutter. After telling the victim he was going to bleed out, Defendant Gomez tossed the box cutter into a ravine behind his house.

Over the next two hours, Defendant Gomez ordered the victim back and forth from the garage to the backyard. During that time, Defendant Gomez used a larger knife to slice the victim’s throat a second time, stab the victim in the leg and cut the victim’s hand. Eventually, Defendant Gomez released the victim. The victim was taken to Eden Hospital where he underwent surgery on his neck and leg.

Defendant Eloy Pedro Gomez is due to be sentenced on April 11, 2016. The case was prosecuted by DDA Ashley Dodson with the assistance of DA Inspectors Gus Galindo and Frank Bonifacio, and Victim-Witness advocate Nadia Bueno.

(Docket #H56903)

Posted on Mar 2, 2016