A violent attack at an apartment complex in East Bakersfield forced one local family to relocate to a less dangerous area.
Wrangling a group of energetic youngsters in the morning is the narrative of many houses during the school year, and the Macias family was no exception.
Daniel Macias, Marisol Luna’s husband, has just returned from dropping their children off at school.
“He came upstairs with my smallest daughter and she had forgot her teddy bear in the car, and he was like you want it, let’s go,” Luna said.
When he arrived at the parking lot, he saw their neighbor, Douglas Laughlin, and his son-in-law arguing with a man who they claimed resided in the complex.
“I had a feeling something wasn’t right that day,” Laughlin said.