Soros-Backed DA Releases Murderer 6 Years into 50-Year Sentence
District Attorney George Gascón faces backlash
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón, who is funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, faced backlash for releasing a convicted murderer just six years in what was meant to be a 50-year sentence.
This month, [Gascón’s] office used a legal technicality that will lead to the release of Andrew Cachu, a convicted murderer and documented gang member who was sentenced to 50 years in prison.
Cachu was convicted of gunning down 41-year-old Louis Amela outside a Palmdale restaurant in 2015. At the time, Cachu was a few weeks shy of his 18th birthday, but was tried as an adult.
An attorney for the Amela family says they are outraged about the release and shocked that the District Attorney’s Office failed to even consult with them about the move.
Gascón said his office had hoped to move Cachu into the juvenile detention system, but efforts failed due to “the whole system is evolving.”
He failed to explain why he hadn't contacted the victim’s family.
Gascón has reduced sentences for criminals as part of “reforms” to the system, which caused more upset with prosecutors and victims’ families.
The far-left district attorney reduced a sentence for a man convicted of murdering two people last year, including Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joseph Solano.
Gascón defeated incumbent Jackie Lacie in 2020 after Black Lives Matter activists targeted her.
George Soros donated millions of dollars to Gascón’s campaign,
In May this year, Gascón took the death penalty off the table for a couple charged with murdering a 10-year-old boy by torturing him to death.
Proponents of a drive to recall Gascón say the far-left prosecutor is “going easy” on Heather Maxine Barron, 31, and her MS-13 gang member boyfriend, Kareem Ernesto Leiva, 35, after his office dropped its bid for the death penalty this week.
Barron and Leiva were charged in the June 2018 death of Barron’s son, Anthony Avalos, City News Service reports.
Both could now face a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted as charged of murder and torture, according to the outlet.
Do those who voted for LA County’s new District Attorney support this move?— Christina Pascucci (@ChristinaKTLA) May 7, 2021
The death penalty has been taken off the table for a mother and her boyfriend who allegedly tortured her 10 y/o son, Anthony Avalos, to death. Gascón’s own deputy DA is speaking out against him. @KTLA pic.twitter.com/oxswcQkStj
Gascón had previously served as D.A. of San Francisco, a city synonymous with homelessness, drug use, and public defecation.
Earlier this year, he faced a recall effort by opponents, but they failed to get enough signatures from voters by the deadline.
They have vowed to try again.