UPDATE: Defendant Robert Matias
I inquired of the court today as to the fate of Robert Matias
concerning his involvement in this case. I was told that he
was found 'not guilty' by a jury in a trial which commenced
on 11/4/14, the same jury that found Samuel Braslau guilty.
There was a Judgment Discharge issued in favor of Robert
Matias on 11/14/14.
I do note that Robert Matias, 50, of Los Angeles
was initially designated a fugitive according to prosecutors.
The court was unable to provide any further information as to
his status or why the jury believed him to be not guilty.