Domestic Violence Suspected Charged with Murder
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Omar Alberto Leon, age 28, has been charged with one count of willful, premeditated and deliberate murder in the death of Lilia Munoz, age 29. This prosecution arises from an investigation of a 911 call on June 4, 2019 at 4:48 p.m. from an apartment complex in the first block of South Soledad Street in the City of Santa Barbara.
Mr. Leon is currently in custody with bail set at $1,000,000. His arraignment is scheduled for June 7, 2019, in Department 8 of the Figueroa Division of the Santa Barbara Superior Court.
See the felony complaint regarding People v. Omar Alberto Leon; Case No. 19CR05250 at the bottom of the page.
Update: Santa Barbara Police Department
On Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 4:48 P.M., Santa Barbara Police Officers were dispatched to a disturbance of the peace involving a female heard crying over the phone by the 911 dispatcher. It was determined that the call was placed from an apartment complex in the first block of South Soledad Street in the City of Santa Barbara.
When Officers arrived and approached a chaotic scene within an interior court yard, a male subject, now identified as Omar Alberto Leon, age 28, surrendered to arrest and was taken into custody.
An initial investigation found a deceased female inside an apartment. The suspect and victim, Lilia Munoz, age 29, shared the residence.
Multiple Patrol Officers and Detectives secured the scene to preserve evidence and commenced to questioning the many bystanders at the scene.
Leon was taken into custody and transported by Officers to the Police Station for questioning.
Leon was booked for murder in Santa Barbara County Jail during the early morning hours of June 5th.
Roger reports possible homicide in the first block of South Soledad Street. There's a confirmed fatality with a suspect in custody. All units responding code 3.