Crime

Roommate charged in murder of Ventura woman

VENTURA, Calif. - The roommate of a woman that died from multiple stab wounds inside her Ventura home has been charged with murder for her death.

Doyle Alan Johnson, 54, of Ventura appeared in court Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Johnson is accused of stabbing Ventura woman Audrey Evans. Evans was found stabbed multiple times in her home on Thursday Aug. 29. She died from her injuries later at the hospital. 

Johnson was arrested in connection to the stabbing about 20 minutes after police received the 911 call.

Johnson was charged with one count of murder a special allegation that a knife was used during the crime.

The arraignment was continued until Sept. 26.

Johnson is currently in custody with bail set at $1,090,000.


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