Third suspect charged in Gabe Hallman’s murder

By Neal Putnam

A woman has become the third person charged with killing former Ramona resident Michael “Gabe” Hallmann in 2012, and this has delayed scheduling of a preliminary hearing.

Nicole Anna Ibarra, also known as Nicole Olmos, 36, appeared with Francisco Jose Arellano, 32, and Michael Vincent Reyes, 29, on April 24 in San Diego Superior Court. They are scheduled to return on May 30 for a status hearing.

San Diego police arrested Ibarra on March 13. Prosecutors could not be reached for comment last week regarding the new suspect, and no other court dates were set, according to court records.

Hallmann, 34, was stabbed several times on Sept. 30, 2012, in the Chollas Creek area of San Diego. He died at a hospital several hours later. Hallmann graduated from Ramona High School in 1997.

Family and friends held a candlelight vigil on Dec. 5 at the Ramona soccer fields where Hallmann used to play soccer.

Arellano, of Chula Vista, has retained a new attorney, a reason the hearings were delayed. Ibarra’s case was filed March 15.

Arellano has a prior conviction for manslaughter in North County from 2000, according to court records. He is charged with committing the Hallmann murder to promote or benefit a criminal street gang.

Reyes, of El Cajon, has criminal convictions for robbery and felony assault from 2002 and 2005, records say.

Police and parole agents arrested Reyes and Arellano Dec. 5 and 6. They remain in jail without bail.

Judge Jeff Fraser set Ibarra’s bail at $1 million.

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