Rosales pleds guilty to involuntary manslaughter

District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced today that Allen Rosales (DOB 9/9/88), of Oxnard, pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in violation of Penal Code section 192(b) for the unlawful killing of Michael Mendez.

On October 22, 2014, Rosales purchased heroin from an unknown third party and provided the heroin to Mr. Mendez, Rosales’ cousin. After using the heroin, Mr. Mendez became comatose and died of an overdose the following day.

Sentencing in this matter is set for November 17, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 44 of the Ventura Superior Court, County of Ventura. Rosales faces a maximum possible sentence of four years in prison.