United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Trio Of Fresno Felons Indicted On Firearms Charges
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
CONTACT: Lauren Horwood
January 6, 2011
PHONE: (916) 554-2706
FRESNO, Calif. — United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that afederal grand jury returned three separate indictments charging Anthony Manuel Murillo, 28,
and Vue Her, 25, both of Fresno, as felons in possession of a firearm and Shane Stone, 32, of
Fresno as a felon in possession of ammunition. The offenses are alleged to have been committed
in December 2010.
These cases are the product of investigations by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly
Sanchez is prosecuting the cases.
“ATF’s primary mission is to reduce violent crime and in doing so protect the citizens of
our communities,” stated Special Agent in Charge Stephen C. Herkins. “We will continue to
aggressively pursue these criminals, remove dangerous weapons from their grasp, and hold them
accountable for their crimes.”
According to the criminal complaint filed on Murillo, he admitted that he is a Bulldog
gang member. The indictment against Murillo charges him with possessing firearms on two
separate occasions – December 7 and December 15, 2010. Murillo has prior felony convictions
for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and burglary.
Both Her and Stone have prior federal convictions as felons in possession of firearms and
were both on supervised release at the time of the latest offenses. Additionally, it is alleged that
Her has prior felony convictions for carrying a concealed weapon.
The maximum statutory penalty for each charge is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after
consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which
take into account a number of variables.
The charges are only allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and
unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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