July 7, 2009

Walnut Creek teen charged with murder in last week's stabbing death of another teen

Walnut Creek police say that the Contra Costa District Attorney's office today filed murder charges against Daniel Avanesyan, 18, in connection with last week's stabbing of a 17-year-old Rodeo teen.

Sgt. Tom Cashion says that last Wednesday night, there was a party at a house on Clover Lane in Walnut Creek's Saranap neighborhood. During the party, a fight broke out in the house which spilled out onto the street in front of the house and involved dozens of people, police told the San Francisco Chronicle. Police also told the Chronicle that the fight may have been over "mean looks" exchanged at an earlier gathering.

In the area of Clover Lane and Nicholson Road, Jonart Yambao Jr. was fatally stabbed just after midnight. The wounded boy's friends drove him to Kaiser medical center, where he died of his injuries. Police interviewed Avanesyan, a Diablo Valley College student who lived in the nearby Tice Valley area, and later arrested him and booked him into county jail in Martinez, where he is being held on $1 million bail. Yambao and Avanesyan apparently did not know each other.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Bertolozzi at (925) 256-3553.


Anonymous said...

I hope that boy gets equal punishment... a life sentence in jail for taking someone's life. He has destroyed hundreds of lives - including his own.

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Soccer Mom said...

Anon 1:20 p.m. and 2:01 p.m.
Thanks for your comments, but I'm deleting your original comments and reposting them without the f-words. As I've said before, I don't mind the word (been known to use it on occasion myself) but other readers might.

Anon 1:20 wrote:
"we love you jayr. you will be missed.
we need to slap this bitch. he f------ did all of us dirty."

Anon 2:01 wrote:
" 'he f------ did all of us dirty.'

Can you translate this into English please? Apparently he had quite the intellectual following it seems."

Anonymous said...

We love you and i promise you will not be forgotten. RIP Jr.

Anonymous said...

I hope Daniel stays in prison for LIFE. He took a young boy's life and destroyed a family.

Anonymous said...

This must be extremely difficult on both families and my heart goes out to both of them. I have known two Individuals close to me in both of the boys shoes and god is it tuff. 18 is a difficult age for young men, they don't always realize the consequences of their actions, especially in this corrupt society we live in today. I don't know JayR or Daniel or what really happened between the boys, but I know one thing for sure the suffering of both their families and my heart cries out to them.

Sometimes we get so angry from our loss that we let it consume the truth, and due to the pain I can relate. However, one boy might still be in constant pain, and will be all his life, don't let your anger and vengeful thinking consume what really happened that night. Please, don't be a sheep, speak up if you know something, let there be justice. Be honest with yourselves and those around you. If each one of us was in a similar situation, god forbid, we would pray for truth and justice too. We all deserve to be heard despite our actions.

"I feel that what was done in the dark will come to light. There are secrets everybody's gonna find out about."
"I don't advocate senseless violence of any human being. I'm the one who's been beat down. But I will not be a victim again."


Anonymous said...

r.i.p JR.



Anonymous said...


What a shame to see my nephew be murdered over something so foolish. Daniel, you aren't God and for that you had no right to take the life of my nephew. For months I've felt the hate in my heart for you, but that isn't Godly of me at all. I've prayed and I know one of these days we can truly forgive you but not at the moment. And it has been said you're only receiving 7 years in jail. 7 YEARS? For taking JayR away for LIFE. Then again, you'll live with the fact that you KILLED HIM FOREVER & I PRAY FOR YOUR SALVATION & pray that you get RIGHT w/ God above all else.

You've put us through pain & trial, but we won't question God with all this.

JayR, we love you so much. You see the pain and the loss but we'll carry you in our hearts forever.

RIP jonart yambao said...

i miss you bruh. goodtimes in grade school. laffin at eachother. everytime i hear r kelly sing i beleve i can fly i feel like your sittin on my shoulders

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