(CBS) LONG BEACH, Calif. - Two men were charged earlier this month in a 1995 cold case slaying of a 60-year-old man in California, reports CBS Los Angeles.
The DA has filed attempted robbery and murder charges with special circumstances against 35-year-old Venda Johnson, also known as Trevon Washington, and 34-year-old James Lemon, in the death of Renato Teniente, a pizza delivery man who was fatally shot on Nov. 22, 1995 while sitting in his car in Long Beach, Calif.
The case against Johnson and Lemon was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on September 4.
Johnson, who was 17 at the time of the murder, is already serving a life sentence for murder in Colorado. He is awaiting extradition to face charges in the death of Teniente, reports the station.
Lemon, who was also 17 at the time of the murder, was arrested in Las Vegas Thursday morning by an FBI task force. He is being held without bail as he also awaits extradition.
Police reportedly theorized Teniente was killed in an attempted robbery while he was in the process of making a pizza delivery. Early on in the investigation, detectives worked to identify the two suspects but said the case went cold when witnesses failed to cooperate. The case wasn't reopened until last year.
CBS Los Angeles spoke to the victim's daughter Thursday after police told her that her father's murder had finally been solved.
"I was just shocked. I didn't even know they were working on [the case]," Ressie Teniente said.
Teniente said her father was only carrying 20 dollars at the time of his death.
"They didn't have to kill my dad. I know he would have given them his money. He was only carrying 20 bucks," she said.
Teniente, of North Carolina, told the station that she will be there when the two suspects face trial so that she can let them know how much her family suffered.
Detectives believe there are additional witnesses to this crime, and are hoping they will come forward. Anyone with information is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244.