SAN FERNANDO (CNS) – A Chatsworth man who owns a home aquarium business was charged with murder for allegedly killing a 22-year-old employee during an argument.
Brian Vincent Hunt, 49, pleaded not guilty in a San Fernando courtroom in connection with the killing of Ricardo Sanchez on Feb. 1, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The murder charge includes allegations that Hunt used a revolver in the commission of the killing.
Hunt is accused of gunning down Sanchez during an argument at the defendant’s home, according to Deputy District Attorney Cathy Lee.
Hunt was arrested the same day by Los Angeles police, and has remained in jail since then.
He is due back in court March 15, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to allow the case against him to proceed to trial.
Hunt could face a potential life prison sentence if convicted as charged, according to the District Attorney’s Office.