Perris sisters arrested in Moreno Valley man’s murder

PERRIS, Calif., — Although very few details have been released, authorities today confirmed that a pair of Perris sisters were arrested yesterday morning for their alleged involvement in the death of a Moreno Valley man Thursday, March 24.

Officials have not said how or if the sisters and victim knew each other, what may have led to the fatal encounter, or how the man ended up dead after the violent incident, which occurred in the parking lot of the Perris Landmark Plaza in the 400 block of Wilkerson Avenue in Perris.


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Deputies from the Perris Station were dispatched to the scene around 12:20 a.m., after receiving reports of an assault with a deadly weapon, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Carroll has since reported.

“Deputies arrived within minutes and located a male adult suffering from life-threatening injuries,” Carroll explained.

“Deputies rendered medical aid until relieved by emergency medical personnel, but after several minutes of life-saving efforts, the male ultimately died from his injuries,” he continued.

Deputies, investigators, and others spent several hours documenting and collecting evidence at the scene of yesterday morning’s incident that left a 54-yeaar-old Moreno Valley man dead. TRW-Media photos

The Riverside County Sheriff – Coroner’s Office has since identified Samuel Coronado, 54, of Moreno Valley, as the man who was killed. A Coroner’s release indicated he was pronounced deceased within minutes of the dispatched call, at 12:27 a.m.

Deputies secured the area as a crime scene and investigators from the Perris Station and Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit responded and assumed the investigation.

Officials spent much of Thursday morning and afternoon processing the scene of a violent incident that left a man dead in a Perris parking lot and ended with a pair of local sisters in custody and charged with the victim’s murder. TRW-Media photo

During their subsequent investigation, officials identified two suspects they now say were involved in the deadly assault, Perris sisters 24-year-old Jessica Taylor Bratschi and 19-year-old Erica Nicole Bratschi.

Based on their investigative findings, officials arrested the sisters, who were later booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.

Online jail records indicate Jessica was booked on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of narcotics. Erica was booked on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Perris sisters 24-year-old Jessica and 19-year-old Erica Bratschi were arrested for voluntary manslaughter and other charges after an incident that left 54-year-old, Samuel Coronado, of Moreno Valley dead. RSO photo

Both women remain in custody in lieu of $80,000 bail or bond and are scheduled to appear at the Riverside Hall of Justice on March 28.

Anyone with further information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Trudeau of the Central Homicide Unit at (951) 955-2777 or Investigator Rooker at the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PE220830002 and can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery, 51, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and operates Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS). Both are stringer organizations, providing breaking news coverage and community interest stories for other mainstream media organizations throughout the two regions they serve.

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.