Santa Maria Sun / News
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 51
Orcutt man charged on suspicion of threatening Jane Does from the Villalpando trial
By AMY ASMAN
Orcutt resident Anthony Murillo, an aspiring rapper who goes by the nickname "Lil A", is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening the two female victims of the Shane Villalpando sex assault case in one of his songs.
In the song, called "Moment for Life Remix," Murillo addresses both Jane Does by their first and last names. He calls them "bitches" and several other derogative terms for "snitching" on his friend, Villalpando, who is now serving time in Santa Barbara County Jail.
"I said go and get the Feds, 'cause you gonna end up dead," one of the lyrics said. "You gonna be laying on that bed, 'cause I'm coming for your head, bitch."
A jury convicted Villalpando in July 2013 of three felony counts of unlawful sex with a minor. He was sentenced to one year in jail and five years' probation. He'll have to register as a sex offender throughout the duration of his probation, as well as attend sex offender counseling and receive treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.
In a recent interview with the Sun, one of the Jane Doe's mothers said, "At some point this has to stop. This is just ridiculous. It seems like she keeps getting hit every couple of months with a threat or something else.
"It's a direct threat. It has her first and last name. This is not freedom of speech. This is a direct threat on her. Saying, 'I'm coming for your head,' that's a direct threat at her," she said.
Murillo is scheduled to appear back in court on March 12. His attorney is expected to argue that the song falls within Murillo's First Amendment right to free speech.
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