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1908 - Saugus School District formed from sections of Newhall and Castaic school districts [story]


A Newhall man was charged Monday with killing a friend he knew since childhood, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

David Aldana, 21, of Newhall, faces one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated murder.

The felony complaint includes the allegation that the murder was committed with a handgun.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

According to the criminal complaint, Maximiliano Bernal, 22, was shot to death on or between Feb. 23 and 24. Aldana turned himself in at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in San Ysidro on Feb. 24, prosecutors said.

Bail for the defendant is more than $2 million.

If convicted as charged, Aldana faces 50 years to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Valley Station.

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27 Comments

  1. This is so sad to me and so confusing.

  2. Kelly Wolfe Kelly Wolfe says:

    Very confusing. I’d be interested in hearing updates on this case as it unfolds.

  3. Why ? Did he do that ? Rip ❤️

  4. Noelle Neal Noelle Neal says:

    From what I’ve heard and not sure if its 100% accurate and the person I heard it from who knows them said that he molested a child family member

  5. David Hauck David Hauck says:

    What’s wrong with him

  6. Just goes to show can’t even trust your closest friends wow

  7. Friend he killed was probably a very good friend to him that just sucks to hear

  8. I still will have my doubts. David couldn’t have. Time will unfold the truth as of now free David and RIP MAX. Missing you everyday.

  9. The comments on here effect more than just the Individuals but their families and the people close to them both. If you don’t have anything positive to say I respectfully ask for anyone to not saying anything at all. Thank you.

    • Catherine says:

      This thread is for commenting. This is not a memorial page

    • Catherine says:

      This is not a memorial is a thread for people to express what ever they want. The families know what happened. Regatta 5 to the families but inquiring minds want to know.

  10. Both family lost a son… Prayers go out to everyone

  11. alma sanchez says:

    So sad I happen to know one of the parents. My heart aches for both parents

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