Bond denied in Little Village murders

February 11, 2008 3:32:22 PM PST
A judge has denied bond for Ignacio Castellanos, who is charged in connection to two murders in the city's Little Village neighborhood. Investigators say Castellanos, 26, stabbed two men to death Saturday night in a gangway in the 2700-block of South Drake. The two dead men have been identified as 18-year-old Rafael Villagrana and Landa Ramirez, who is believed to have been in his 30s. Police believe one of the victims was Castellanos' brother-in-law.

Two other men were hurt.

Police say the stabbings stemmed from an on-going dispute.

Castellanos is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a weapon.


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