Central Coast Man Facing Involuntary Manslaughter Charge Over Death Of Brother

Feb 6, 2018

A Central Coast man is now facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after his 13-year-old brother was shot and fatally wounded.

The incident happened Saturday at a Santa Maria home. Leonardo Navarro was flown to a hospital in Santa Barbara, where he died Monday.

His 19-year-old brother Fernando Navarro was initially arrested for discharge of a firearm with gross negligence and unlawful firearm activity.

But, after his brother died, the charge was upgraded to involuntary manslaughter. Investigators aren’t talking about the details of what they think occurred.