Martinez, California – A homeless man was found guilty by a jury in Contra Costa County for his role in the death of a disabled Pacheco resident.
Taylor Aaron Goode, 44, was found guilty of stabbing Eric Marshall Ousey, 29, to death on June 1, 2022, by the same jury that found him guilty of attacking Michael Detar with a knife a year earlier.
It was determined that the 29-year-old victim, Ousey, suffered from a severe intellectual disability.
The investigation showed that the altercation between Ousey and Goode took place on July 5, 2019, in the vicinity of the California Grand Casino in Pacheco. According to footage from a surveillance camera nearby and witness testimonies, Ousey was punched, kicked and eventually stabbed by Goode.
Despite the fact that he had been stabbed, Ousey tried to run away from Goode, but was unable to due to the severity of the injuries he had sustained and fell on the ground on the other side of the street. Ousey was pronounced dead at the scene.
For the stabbing death of Ousey, Goode faces a prison term of at least 35 years.