Hogrefe convicted of second-degree murder of Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

VENTURA, CA - District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Kevin Hogrefe (DOB 7-13-89), of Camarillo, was convicted by a jury of the second-degree murder of Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko, who had completed a traffic stop on the Lewis onramp to the 101 freeway when Hogrefe struck and killed him while driving intoxicated. The jury also convicted Hogrefe of failure to stop following the collision which caused Deputy Kostiuchenko’s death. The collision was witnessed by two deputies who pursued Hogrefe when he fled the scene at a high rate of speed. Hogrefe was apprehended over a mile away when he was involved in another collision while exiting the freeway.

Sentencing in this matter is set for November 14, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 46 of the Ventura Superior Court, County of Ventura. Hogrefe faces a maximum possible sentence of 19 years to life in prison.