LANCASTER – The arraignment of a man and woman charged with carjacking and killing a 21-year-old man eight months ago was postponed for the second time Wednesday.
Rosie Lisa Morales, 18, and Rudolfo Robert Alcantar, 27, are expected to return to court again on December 19 for their arraignment and plea.
Both are charged with special circumstance murder in the death of Christian Bojorquez, who was carjacked, shot in the head and left for dead in the desert on March 5, 2012.
Bojorquez was discovered by a passerby near 180th Street East and Avenue M. He was airlifted to the hospital where he died nine days later.
Alcantar was arrested for the crime in early August and charged with capital murder, arson, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court records.
Morales was arrested in October and charged with capital murder and arson.
For both Morales and Alcantar, the murder charge carries the special circumstances of lying in wait and murder during a kidnapping and carjacking, which makes it a potential death penalty case.
Each defendant is being held on $2 million bail, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
*According to the LASD inmate information system, Morales and Alcantar are being held without bail. This conflicts with the information from the District Attorney’s office. We will continue to follow this story closely, and update this article as more information becomes available.*