Monte Sereno Home Invasion
DNA transferred by a paramedic may have led to an innocent man being jailed for months in a South Bay murder case, despite being hospitalized several miles away when the crime occurred.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday dropped charges against a convicted prostitute in the slaying of a Monte Sereno man and solved a mystery about DNA in the case, a deputy district attorney said.
Two children whom slain Silicon Valley venture capitalist Raveesh “Ravi” Kumra fathered with a former prostitute have a valid claim on the millionaire’s estate, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Investigators believe a millionaire murdered in his Monte Sereno home had paid as much as $30,000 to a prostitute who is one of the defendants charged with conspiring to kill him.
A second alleged prostitute was charged Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose in connection with the robbery and murder of a wealthy Monte Sereno man by three men during a home invasion last November.
Authorities say a wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist was killed during a brutal home-invasion when three intruders bound and gagged him with packaging tape as they beat his wife and told her to “be quiet if you want to live.”
A prosecutor has filed a motion in Santa Clara County Superior Court to add an alleged prostitute to the case of three men charged in the murder-robbery of Monte Sereno man Raveesh Kumra in his home on Nov. 30.
Police investigators said Wednesday they believe the home invasion robbery and murder of a Monte Sereno millionaire could be connected to a notorious gang from East Oakland.
Javier Garcia, 21, watched as Santa Clara County Judge Jerome Nadler ordered he be held without bail and return on Friday to face six felony counts in the Nov. 30 murder-robbery of Raveesh Kumra.
A fourth person was arrested Saturday in connection with the murder of Raveesh Kumra during a home invasion in Monte Sereno last month.