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Brothers Charged With Hammer Murder Of 44-Year-Old La Puente Neighbor

LA PUENTE (  — Authorities have charged two La Puente brothers for the fatal bearing of a neighbor.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Flavio Macias Jr., 28, and and Jonathan Macias, 24, have each been charged with one count of murder.

The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the older brother used deadly and dangerous weapons (hammer and blocks) during the commission of the crime.

The charging document also alleges Flavio was previously convicted of injuring a cohabitant in 2005, carrying a dagger in 2006 and possession of a controlled substance in 2012.

The defendants were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Pomona.

Prosecutors were asking that bail be set at $1 million for each brother.

Deputy DA Pak Kouch, who is assigned to the case, said on Aug. 24 Flavio Macias Jr. attacked his neighbor, Luis Segura, 44, with a hammer and planter blocks while his brother served as a lookout.

When sheriff's deputies arrived at the location, the Macias brothers allegedly barricaded themselves inside their home. Law enforcement used tear gas and a K-9 officer to extricate them. The brothers exited the home and were arrested, the prosecutor added.

If convicted, Flavio Macias Jr. faces a possible maximum sentence of 28 years to life in state prison, while Jonathan Macias could be sentenced to 25 years to life.

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