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The following article was posted on March 26th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 3 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 3

Judge dismisses charges against Orcutt rapper

BY AMY ASMAN

Santa Barbara County Judge Patricia Kelly dismissed felony charges March 19 against Anthony Murillo—a 20-year-old aspiring rapper and Orcutt resident—that accused him of threatening two sex-crime victims.

Kelly said the song, called “Remix for Life,” didn’t provide enough proof of a threat for felony charges.

Some of Murillo’s supporters cheered when Kelly announced her decision, to which she responded, “I don’t think this is a cause for celebration.”

Murillo is a friend of Shane Villalpando, the former St. Joseph High School student currently serving a jail sentence for having unlawful sex with a minor.

“Remix for Life” calls out both of Villalpando’s victims by their first and last names, and ends with the lines, “I said go and get the Feds, cuz you’re going to end up dead/You’ll be laying on the bed, because I’m coming for your head bitch!”

After the case was dismissed, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Karapetian told the Sun, “I am waiting to speak to my supervisors about the decision and what our next step will be. That’s all I can really say on the record.”