Crime

Grand jury indicts four for Christmas Eve murder in Caldwell

Three Canyon County men are in jail and a fourth is being sought in connection with the Dec. 24 killing of Richard "Ricardo" Sedano, Caldwell police announced Friday.

Jacob Hernandez and Gustavo Rodriguez, both 19-year-old Caldwell residents; and Edgar Covarrubias, 20, of Nampa were indicted on charges of second-degree murder ; two counts each of aggravated battery, plus enhancements for gang, weapon and great bodily harm elements of the crime.

Gilberto Garza, 23, of Caldwell, was indicted charges of aiding and abetting second-degree and two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated battery. His charges also carry a gang enhancement.

All four were indicted by a Canyon County grand jury on Wednesday. Covarrubias is still at large, and the other three are in custody.

Sedano died of stab wounds and two other men were injured during a Christmas Eve altercation between the victims and a group of uninvited guests at a home in the 2000 block of Rice Avenue, police said.

Police said Sedano and the two other stabbing victims, also in their 20s, left the house in a car, seeking medical attention. During the trip, Sedano's condition became dire and the men stopped at Illinois and Third streets to call 911. Sedano died before emergency responders arrived at the scene.

Police said the victims and attackers were members of rival gangs.

Hernandez was initially identified as a person of interest, then arrested in mid-January in connection with the crimes.

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