View Full Version : Redding, CA WM, 61 stabbed to death by 5 spics during marijuana robbery

03-14-2017, 05:38 AM

Murder defendant extradited from New York
Published 8:07 p.m. PT March 13, 2017


A 30-year-old man charged with murder in the 2015 death of a Redding man was arraigned Monday in Shasta County Superior Court after being extradited from New York City.

Sergio Martinez is one of five men charged with murder, among other crimes, in the beating and stabbing death of 61-year-old Bradley Stephen Yoder, whose body was found Oct. 4, 2015, inside his Shasta View Drive home in Redding.

Also charged with murder in Yoder's death are Felix Ruben Ayala, 37, of Shingletown, Felix "Phil" Ayala, 45, of Bronx, N.Y., Jose Orlando Luna, 52, of Shingletown and Elioenaid Rivera, 19, of Anderson. Rivera pleaded guilty in December to murder and a series of other crimes, including conspiracy and home invasion robbery, and is awaiting sentencing.

Martinez, who is also charged with attempted murder, robbery and other felony counts, is scheduled to return to court on April 10 for the setting of his preliminary hearing, Shasta County Senior Deputy District Attorney Emily Mees said in a Facebook post.

Authorities have said Yoder was brutally beaten and repeatedly stabbed during what's been described as a marijuana robbery. All the crimes the five men are accused of committing are marijuana related, Mees has said.