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Sacramento County DA announces 3 convictions including death of an 8-month-old and sexual assault of a 12-year-old

On Friday the Sacramento County District Attorney’s office released the details of 3 convictions, two of which involved children

Defendant Convicted of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl

Donald Fambro was convicted by a jury of seven counts of lewd act upon a child, six counts of forcible lewd act upon a child and one count of obscene matter depicting a child. The jury also found true a substantial sexual contact allegation.

Donald Fambro (AKA “Rico tha Producer”) was the boyfriend of the victim’s family member. When the victim was approximately 12 years old, Fambro began to text her from multiple anonymous numbers directing her where to go and what to do. Additionally, Fambro filmed the victim in a bedroom and in the shower without her knowledge. Ultimately, Fambro sexually assaulted the victim on numerous occasions. Many of the acts of molest involved the use of force, fear and duress. Additionally, Fambro filmed many of the acts of molest.

An allegation that Fambro has a prior strike conviction for first-degree burglary will be determined at the sentencing hearing.

Fambro faces a maximum sentence of 167 years in prison.  Sentencing is set for November 3, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 20 before the Honorable Michael Sweet.

Defendant Convicted of Shooting, Attempted Murders at Nightclub

Miguel Robles was convicted by a jury of three counts of premeditated attempted murder,  two counts of attempted murder, two counts of criminal threats and one count of possession of a loaded firearm.  The jury also found true allegations of discharging a firearm, discharging a firearm causing great bodily injury and personal use of a firearm.

On January 22, 2022, Miguel Robles was at the El Bukanas Night Club watching a live band perform. During the performance, Robles got on stage and offered alcohol to the band members. When one of the employees asked Robles to get off the stage, Robles began making threats to the employee stating he had an AK47 and an AR15 in his truck and would “shut this place down.” After security guards asked Robles and his group to leave, a large fight ensued involving Robles and members of his group. When security forcefully removed Robles and his group from El Bukanas, Robles repeatedly threatened the original employee and security guards stating he would kill all of them. Robles returned to the nightclub with a gun and continued to state he was going to kill everyone. Robles then fired five shots at the original employee, security guards and a patron who helped remove Robles and his group from the nightclub. The original employee sustained a gunshot wound to his arm, a security guard suffered graze-wounds and the patron suffered a gunshot wound to his heel. Robles then told a husband and wife working at a taco stand in front of the nightclub that he was going to kill them because “they worked there.” Robles pointed the gun at each of them and pulled the trigger, but the firearm was out of ammunition. After trying to shoot the husband and wife three times, Robles went back to his truck while yelling to the husband and wife that he would be back to kill them. The husband and wife were able to take pictures of Robles fleeing the scene.

The following evening, Robles went to another nightclub. Some of the security guards recognized him as the shooter at El Bukanas and called 911. Sacramento police officers responded to the nightclub and detained Robles, who was identified by multiple witnesses as the shooter.

Robles faces a maximum sentence of 141 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for September 29, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 10 before the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle.

Defendant Convicted for Child Endangerment Causing Death of 8 Month Old

Roberto Escobar-Montes was convicted by a jury of two counts of child endangerment with circumstances likely to cause death and the enhancement that the death of a child resulted from these circumstances.

On November 28, 2021, Escobar-Montes was at home taking care of his children.  He placed both of his babies (8-month- old Freyja and 2-year-old Eros) in the bathtub and turned on the water.  He left the room and began playing a pornographic video game in another part of the home, leaving the children alone in the bathtub for at least 12 minutes. When he stopped hearing Freyja, he came back to the bathroom and found she was floating face down in the tub which was ½ full of water. He grabbed the 2 year old, who was not drowning, out of the tub and turned off the water.  Only then did he grab Freyja and unplug the drain. Freyja was without a heartbeat for 90 minutes despite life-saving efforts. She died a few days later from her drowning injuries.

Aggravating factors will be determined at a bench trial at sentencing.  Escobar-Montes faces a maximum sentence of 11 years and 4 months in state prison. Sentencing is set for October 6, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 25 before the Honorable Shauna Franklin.

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