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Castillo Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

The 25-year-old Concord man is charged with killing a Martinez woman on the steps of the Chamber of Commerce office last week.

by Bay City News

A Concord man arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman in Martinez on Saturday night was charged today with involuntary manslaughter, a police lieutenant said.

Contra Costa County prosecutors filed the felony involuntary manslaughter charge against Jason Castillo, 25, in connection with the death of 47-year-old Martinez resident Cecilia Kingsley.

Police responded around 7:25 p.m. Saturday to a report of a fight between a man and a woman on the steps of the Martinez Chamber of Commerce office at 603 Marina Vista.

Lt. Jon Sylvia said police are withholding specific details of the assault as the investigation unfolds.

Witnesses said they saw the man strike the woman and walk away. Officers quickly located the man, identified as Castillo, walking on Ferry Street in downtown Martinez and arrested him.

Meanwhile, Kingsley was taken to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, where she was pronounced dead.

Castillo is being held in county jail in Martinez on $1 million bail and is set to appear in court for arraignment Thursday.

Cheryll August 12, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Ashley can you give me a quick description if Cecelia? I met a gal at Peddlers fair last weekend and I am worried she ended up in this situation but I dont know her name. In the old days, fathers taught their sons to NEVER hit a woman! That means wlak the hell away, DONT hit (even in "supposed mutual combat" which is a long shot. A 47 year old woman anc a 25 yr old guy having a fight? Sound like she was standing u for HERSELF not the other way around.). What is a guy any way a vigilante? Takes "justice" into his own hands and hits her because she hit him? Thats crazy. The what you have a justice system FOR!
Chris Kapsalis August 12, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Cheryll I was only speciualting as to why he may have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and not murder. I was not there and have no clue exactly what happened, but I happen to agree with you a man should never hit a woman.
Ashley V August 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Cheryll... She was a Mexican gal dark skin.. Brown hair with blonde highlights.. She was about 5'5... Thin built... Very sweet lady.
Veronica Jackson April 26, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Does anybody know if Jason Castillo has been released from jail? I have heard rumors that he has been on FaceBook (which he does not access to in jail) contacting his "friends" and former "friends. I would like to know if he has been released. How can we find out?
Veronica Jackson April 26, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Does anybody know if Jason Castillo has been released from jail? I have heard rumors that he has been on FaceBook (which he does not access to in jail) contacting his "friends" and former "friends. I would like to know if he has been released. How can we find out?

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