Double Murder charges filed against Daniel R. Johnson (31)
Author: District Attorney's Office
3/6/2019 4:49:20 PM
District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Daniel R. Rodriguez Johnson (DOB 04/23/1987) was charged with two counts of murder for the killing of Carrington J. Broussard (27) and her full-term unborn baby at their home in rural Paso Robles. Johnson is also charged with carjacking, evading a peace officer, theft of a law enforcement vehicle, resisting arrest, and exhibiting a deadly weapon.
Today, on March 6, 2019, Mr. Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson (31) has been charged with two counts of murder, carjacking, evading a peace officer, theft of a law enforcement vehicle, resisting arrest, and exhibiting of a deadly weapon. The charges stem from an incident early Sunday morning March 3rd, involving a vehicle chase through San Luis Obispo County. During that incident, the defendant carjacked a CHP vehicle and fled from Highway 46 in Templeton to an area located north of San Simeon on Highway 101. After the defendant was apprehended, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a welfare check of his known residence near Heritage Ranch in Paso Robles. After arriving at the home, Deputies discovered the body of Carrington Broussard (27) who was identified as Mr. Johnson’s full-term pregnant girlfriend. The complaint also alleged the existence of special circumstances, under penal code section 190.2, which means the District Attorney may elect to seek life without a possibility of parole or the death penalty.
Mr. Johnson will be arraigned on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 8:30 am, in Department 3 of the San Luis Obispo Superior Court.
The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Megan Baltierra and Michael Frye.
It is important to note that a criminal complaint contains charges that must be proven in a court of law. Every defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence under the law until proven guilty by proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
A copy of the complaint can be obtained here. A copy of the defendants booking photo can be found here.
Please contact Assistant District Attorney Eric J. Dobroth at 805.781.5819 with any questions.