Stockton - Allenray Castillano Calamba, 23, of Tracy, was recently convicted on two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances: multiple murders, lying in wait, and gun enhancements. He was also convicted of one count of attempted, willful, deliberate, and premeditated murder, also with gun enhancements.
On June 3, 2021, the defendant went to his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Valeria Garcia-Cruz’s, house at 2:45 a.m. and lay in wait to ambush her when she got home from work. He surprised her in the driveway with a semi-automatic pistol. Both her brother and father ran outside upon hearing the events occurring outside. The defendant shot Valeria’s brother, Jesus Garcia-Cruz four times killing him. He then shot at her father, Juan Rojas, wounding him. He then shot Valeria four times, also killing her. Finally, he shot himself in the chest and was arrested and charged upon his release from the hospital.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Vaughn and Paralegal Macie McKinstry for their unwavering commitment to seeking justice for the victim's family,” stated Ron Freitas, District Attorney of San Joaquin County. “As we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is crucial to shed light on interpersonal violence and underscore the enduring repercussions it has on individuals and communities alike. Together, let us raise awareness, break the silence, and work towards a safer, more compassionate society for all.”
Special thanks also goes to the Tracy Police Department, Corporal Eric Smith (Tracy Police Department), Victim Witness Advocate Cuca Rosing, and the many witnesses who came forward to ensure that justice was done.
Sentencing is set for December 4, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Dept. 6C. The defendant faces life without the possibility of parole.