December 2, 2023

A 26-year-old Laguna Seaside restaurant worker accused of utilizing a fireplace extinguisher to kill a girl who labored at one other eatery within the metropolis pleaded not responsible on Monday morning, Nov. 20, to a special-circumstances homicide cost.

Dino Fabrizio Rojas-Moreno, 26. was arrested as a suspect in reference to the homicide of Tatum Goodwin in Laguna Seaside. (Photograph courtesy Laguna Seaside Police Division) 

Throughout a quick listening to in a Santa Ana courtroom, a lawyer entered a not responsible plea on behalf of Dino Fabrizio Rojas-Moreno, who’s dealing with a first-degree homicide cost in addition to enhancements for using a lethal weapon and for homicide through the fee of one other crime — an alleged kidnapping — associated to the slaying of Tatum Lee Goodwin, 27.

Rojas-Moreno spoke only some phrases, when requested by Orange County Superior Courtroom Choose Andre Manssourian to substantiate his date of start and to ensure he agreed to set his subsequent pretrial listening to for Jan. 30. The decide ordered Rojas-Moreno to stay behind bars with out the potential of bail.

Round 1 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, prosecutors say, Rojas-Moreno approached Goodwin in a parking zone. He assaulted her close to her parked automobile, prosecutors allege, then dragged her physique down a brief alley to a building web site by the previous Laguna Seaside movie show within the 200 block of Ocean Avenue.

On the secluded building web site, prosecutors allege, Rojas-Moreno beat Goodwin to loss of life with a fireplace extinguisher. Her physique was left underneath a chain-link fence in a building web site with a sandbag positioned over her head, prosecutors added.

About 8:20 a.m., a building employee found Goodwin’s physique.

Rojas-Moreno reportedly failed to indicate up for work after the killing. Prosecutors say he informed co-workers that he had been jumped by a number of males in Santa Ana.