Sac Sheriff's Arrest Suspected Child Killer

Suspect Arrested in Cold Case Homicide Shortly before 9:00 a.m. today, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 27 year-old Donald Ortez-Lucero in c...

Suspect Arrested in Cold Case Homicide

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. today, Sheriff’s detectives arrested 27 year-old Donald Ortez-Lucero in connection with a 2007 homicide in south Sacramento. Ortez-Lucero was arrested at his residence in Oakland, and booked into the Alameda County Jail on two counts of murder. He is ineligible for bail at this time.

On September 14, 2007, at 1:57 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call of an injured baby at the corner of Country Greens Court and First Draw Way in south Sacramento. Deputies discovered an eight-month old baby who had sustained a gunshot wound to his head. The baby, later identified as Sean Aquitania, Jr., was transported to a local hospital and died of his injury.

Further investigation led deputies to a residence in the 8400 block of Country Greens Court, where they found twenty-one year old Sean Aquitania, the baby’s father. Aquitania had suffered two gunshot wounds to his upper body, and died at the scene. Preliminary information was that Aquitania and his baby had happened upon the scene of a home-invasion robbery, at which time the shootings took place.

At this time, detectives are still looking for at least two other suspects in connection to this incident. Recently developed information ultimately led to the identification and arrest of Ortez-Lucero as a third person involved. His exact role is still under investigation, but his participation is believed to be in addition to that of the two other suspects.

The first suspect (see attached composite sketches from two separate witnesses) was described as a light-skinned, possibly Hispanic male. He was approximately 5’9” tall, and weighed between 180 and 200 pounds. He wore an Oakland A’s baseball cap and jersey, and was clean-shaven with the exception of a thin moustache.

The other suspect involved has been described as a dark-skinned, possibly African-American male with a round face and stocky build. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and had a bandana or some other covering over his face. Investigators believe that this individual may have sustained an injury (possibly a gunshot wound) to his lower body during the commission of this crime, and may have sought treatment for his injury following the incident.

Since Ortez-Lucero was residing in the Bay Area, detectives believe that the two other suspects in this case may have ties to that area, as well.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call Detective Brian Meux of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (916) 874-5115, Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP or send a text message tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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