Four ordered to stand trial in Campo Indian Reservation murder

Posted at 4:53 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 19:53:50-04

Four people charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 35-year-old woman at her home on the Campo Indian Reservation were ordered Tuesday to stand trial.

Darrell Norman Wohlford, 38, Cindy Ceballos, 30, Natalie Ceballos, 34, and Casandra Alto, 25, are accused in the death of Christalina Leona Louise Indish.

The victim had been in a relationship with Wohlford, but not at the time of her death, said Deputy District Attorney Will Watkins. Wohlford and Cindy Ceballos were in a relationship when Indish was killed, the prosecutor said.

Watkins alleged the defendants drove to the victim's home Feb. 27 in two cars and confronted her there.

Natalie Ceballos drove one car with Cindy Ceballos and Wohlford inside, and Alto arrived in a second car driven by a friend, who was not involved in the deadly confrontation, Watkins said.

Authorities found the victim's body on the front stairs at her residence at 36380 Tusil Road in Boulevard.

After a 2 1/2-day preliminary hearing, Judge Lantz Lewis found that enough evidence was presented for the defendants to stand trial for murder. Cindy Ceballos is also charged with an allegation that she personally used a knife in the crime.

Cindy Ceballos, Natalie Ceballos and Alto will be back in court July 12 for arraignment. Wohlford's Superior Court arraignment is set for July 18.

All of the defendants face life in prison if convicted.