KINGMAN — A Fort Mohave man charged in the shooting death of a Bullhead City bicyclist was back in court Monday.
Jake Patrick Biunno, 21, is charged with two counts of
second-degree murder in the shooting death of Juan Pedro Flores. Biunno is being held in county jail on a $100,000 bond. Biunno faces from 10 to 25 years in prison if he is convicted of the murder charge. The second count of murder is for the same crime but under a different theory.
Biunno’s attorney, Jake Baldridge, said that prosecutors have extended a plea offer and he asked to continue Monday’s hearing to go over with his client the offer and other evidence disclosed by the prosecutor.
Superior Court Judge Steve Conn set Biunno’s next hearing for April 24.
On Feb. 20, Biunno and two others were driving in a black Honda when they got into a road rage altercation with Flores as he rode his bike in the 500 block of Riviera Boulevard. Police arrested the two passengers but they were not indicted by a grand jury.
Flores and one of the car’s occupants got into a fight which led to Biunno allegedly shooting Flores with a .38-caliber Glock. The suspects did not know Flores, 33, who died at the scene. The suspects then drove away on Riviera Boulevard.
The three suspects were arrested Feb. 22. Biunno was arrested at a Mohave Valley gas station. A male passenger was arrested at a Fort Mohave home and a female passenger was also arrested at her Fort Mohave home.