Julie Knechtel was fatally shot during a burglary last week.
Bryan E. Rodriguez-Hernandez, 16, Gladyz Valencia-Anguiano, 16, Larry Dontese Dorrough, 16, and Mondrell Maurice Robertson, 17, were all been charged as adults with first degree murder.
A 15-year-old boy was also held in connection with the crime. HEROES REAL LIFE is not naming him, because he is a minor and not being charged as an adult.
Julie Knechtel was killed when she rushed to her son’s defense during a burglary on Thursday. The suspects went to their family home intending to rob Knechtel’s son, Michael Young, of drugs and money, according to court documents.
Rodriguez-Hernandez, Dorrough, Robertson, and the 15-year-old suspect went to a shed near the family home where Young lived while Valencia-Anguiano stayed in the car, according to documents.
After breaking down the door to the shed, the suspects fought with Young. During the attack, Knechtel turned up to defend her son.
Knechtel was shot in the chest and killed. Young was also injured with a gunshot wound.
Rodriguez-Hernandez and Dorrough are being held on $1 million bail. Valencia-Anguiano and Robertson are being held on $500,000 bail.