The family of the defendant charged in the murder of a Linda man has now hired a private attorney. The unidentified Linda teen is charged in the shooting death of 57-year-old Lonnie Long Jr. of Olivehurst.
According to The Appeal-Democrat, Long Jr. attempted to break up a fight between teenagers in front of his South Gledhill residence on the night of August 31st. The family of the teen has hired J.E. Martin for his defense, and the next court appearance is scheduled for September 21st. The teen has remained in custody since his arrest.