The attempted robberies and shooting spree leading to Nick's death in June came after Fresno police found the accused murderer, Joseph Espinoza, in a hotel room with meth and guns, according to investigators. Officers arrested Jose Blas Figueroa for the guns.
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Espinoza had no criminal history at the time, but now both Espinoza and Figueroa robbed a Burger King a month before Nick's murder, according to new charges filed this week.
Figueroa skipped his court appearance Wednesday, so there's a bench warrant for his arrest and his bail was revoked. There's also an arrest warrant for him.
17-year-old Nick Kauls allegedly became an innocent murder victim because of this guy.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) July 11, 2018
Jose Blas Figueroa just pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges... pic.twitter.com/XIAWXiYKm3
Espinoza will face the new charges later Wednesday morning.
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