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Adrian Arellano Arroyo, 29, Lake Forest, will face trial on four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.
According to the OCDA, on the night of Aug. 2, 2014, Pacheco was at a night club in Lake Forest. Pacheco is accused of becoming upset when his wife was accidentally hit by ice cubes thrown by one of the victims. Despite repeated apologies by all four of the victims, Pacheco is accused of contacting Arroyo and Pelaez and arranged for them to meet him at the club. When Arroyo and Pelaez arrived, the three defendants waited in the parking lot for the victims to exit the club.
Pacheco and Arroyo are accused of and Pelaez was convicted of being shown on video tape walking side-by-side across the parking lot and launching an unprovoked attack against the unsuspecting victims shortly after they exited the club. Pacheco is accused of wielding a knife and causing deep lacerations on the victims. Arroyo is accused of and Pelaez was convicted of aiding and abetting Pacheco's attack and also inflicting additional injuries upon the victims. After the attack Arroyo and Pelaez are accused of fleeing the scene with Pacheco.
Co-defendant Humberto Darqui Chupin Pelaez, 44, Lake Forest, was found guilty by a jury March 24, 2015, of four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury. On June 12, 2015, Pelaez was sentenced to 11 years in state prison.
Co-defendant Jose Alfredo Hernandez Pacheco, 27, Lake Forest, is charged with four felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon and sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury.
Deputy District Attorney Jeff Kirk of the Felony Panel is prosecuting this case.