MODESTO -- Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against three people accused of acting as accessories in the murder of a man and two teenagers shot inside a two-story house eight months ago in east Modesto neighborhood near Creekside Golf Course.
Malissa Boldroff, 20, Jose Manuel Obregon, 19, and Abbygail Castillo, 26, are suspected of harboring, concealing, or aiding a suspect involved in the shooting deaths of Edward Reinig, 31, Alyxandria Tellez, 19, and David Siebels, 16.
Boldroff and Obregon appeared for a pretrial hearing Wednesday morning in Stanislaus County Superior Court. Authorities were still searching for Castillo.
Deputy District Attorney Marlisa Ferreira informed the judge that she will be seeking higher bail amounts for Boldroff and Obregon.
Judge Dawna Reeves scheduled the defendants to return to court Nov. 29 to review their bail. Boldroff has already been released on $25,000 bail, and Obregon remains in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail in lieu of $22,000.
No other arrests had been made in connection with the triple homicide, which occurred about 3:40 a.m. March 3 at the home in the 700 block of North McClure Road.
Officers responded to a report of the shooting and found the three gunshot victims inside the house. Reinig, Tellez and Siebels were pronounced dead at the scene.
Siebels' sister and the sole survivor in the home, now a 19-year-old woman, was the alleged victim of torture about a month before the slayings. The men charged with the torture are Armando Osegueda, 31, and Richard Garcia, 31, the 19-year-old's ex-boyfriend.
Modesto police has said Boldroff was questioned multiple times about Osegueda's whereabouts the night of the murders and has given conflicting and misleading statements to detectives. Police consider Osegueda and Garcia persons of interest in the homicide investigation.
Investigators believe Boldroff intentionally provided false information to mislead and cover up facts about the homicide and the people involved. It's unclear what Obregon and Castillo are alleged to have done that led to their charges.
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