The DA’s office said Munguia shot Rodriguez in the face “during an argument about who was the owner of a bicycle.”
Police described Brand only as an acquaintance of the boy’s mother, but prosecutors said Brand was the boy’s godfather.
A special circumstances allegation of murder during a robbery could lead to a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole if Antonio Lamont Triplett is convicted.
Police said they believe the motive for the killing was domestic violence-related.
Police said the victim initiated a physical altercation.
A man who allegedly shot and killed an acquaintance during an argument in Downey in 2015 has been arrested in Mexico, police said.
A murder charge was filed today against the mother of Trinity Love Jones, whose body was found partially inside a large duffel bag.
Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against the three.
An 87-year-old Long Beach man accused of fatally stabbing one of his roommates on New Year’s Eve morning pleaded not guilty Thursday to a murder charge.
A 28-year-old man pleaded not guilty yesterday to fatally shooting a man in Long Beach and injuring another in a gang-related incident in October.