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Fairfield man, linked by police to suspected Vacaville homicide, set free

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From page A1 | November 28, 2012 |

Roberto J. Revelo, 20, was released from custody Tuesday after the Solano County District Attorney's Office opted not to file criminal charges against him. Revelo was arrested Friday in connection with a Vacaville man's death early last week. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)

Roberto J. Revelo, 20, was released from custody Tuesday after the Solano County District Attorney's Office opted not to file criminal charges against him. Revelo was arrested Friday in connection with a Vacaville man's death early last week. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man suspected of killing a man last week in Vacaville was released from custody Tuesday after the Solano County District Attorney’s Office opted not to file criminal charges.

Roberto J. Revelo, 20, had spent four nights behind bars after being arrested Friday. Police continued to work the case.

“The investigation is ongoing,” Vacaville police Sgt. Jeff King said Tuesday afternoon after prosecutors confirmed that Revelo was not going to be arraigned on charges in the Nov. 19 shooting death of Ernest Castillo Jr., 19.

Castillo’s body was found in a trailer at the El Matador mobile home park. He died of a single gunshot wound to the head, which was initially reported as a suicide. Investigators later deemed Castillo’s death a homicide and arrested Revelo on suspicion of murder at his Grande Circle town house.

“He is still the focus of our investigation,” King said of Revelo. “We are dedicated to getting to the bottom of this. Charges may be refiled at a later date.”

The law requires prosecutors to file charges in court against an arrested suspect within two court days. King said police and prosecutors met Monday and reviewed the case and the decision was made not to go forward with the prosecution.

“This is not a surprise with this D.A.’s office,” King said.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • leticia torresNovember 28, 2012 - 10:12 am

    so i guess we should free everyone now days even if they lie kill and run

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  • FF64November 29, 2012 - 12:04 am

    This is the same DA that agreed to plea out Dorothy York to Voluntary Manslaughter after she shot George Dawkins, then picked up a throw pillow to muffle the sound, and fired through the pillow to execute Dawkins. She'll serve 5yrs of a 10 yr sentence. They dropped the gun enhancement! Incredible!! We allowed this incompetent boob to buy our DA's office. DuBain needs to go!

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  • ColleenNovember 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

    This DA needs to go!! If a crime is commited he needs to file charges and let the people deside. Not all cases are an easy win, he needs to do his job.

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