By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times
December 20, 2021
GENEVA, IL – On December 14, Serafin Castellanos was found guilty of murdering two Aurora residents who were exiting a restaurant.
According to Aurora police, on March 10, 2017, Castellanos, 42, shot and killed 35-year-old Jermaine Taylor who was leaving the La Flama de Oro restaurant and bar located in Aurora. According to police, Castellanos fired one shot into the torso of Taylor.
According to court documents, Castellano fired eight more shots in the direction of the restaurant has he fled from the scene. Several of the shots hit exiting patrons Anselmo Fernandez, 57, and an unnamed third victim.
Taylor and Fernandez were declared dead at a local hospital while the third victim suffered a permanent eye injury.
“This was an indiscriminate and intolerant act of violence in the community that we will not stand for,” Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Bill Engerman said in a statement.
Castellanos’ sentencing date is February 22, 2022. According to Illinois law, Castellanos faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison for be convicted of the murder of two souls.