UC Berkeley student charged with murder, attempted murder, home robbery

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Update 1/22/2017: This article has been updated to reflect new information obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle. 

UC Berkeley student Pablo Gomez Jr. appeared at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse on Tuesday for their arraignment on four felony charges — murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and first degree robbery.

Gomez, 22, was arrested Jan. 7 in connection with the stabbing of female victim, identified as Kiana Lailin Schmitt according to the San Francisco Chronicle, and the murder of Emilie Inman, a 27-year-old South Berkeley resident — both of which occurred Jan. 6. Gomez was apprehended by the Burbank Police Department before being transported to local authorities.

At their arraignment Tuesday afternoon, Gomez was formally charged with Inman’s murder. Gomez was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon and the attempted murder of the unidentified female victim who survived the attack.

According to Berkeleyside, Gomez’s final felony count was first degree home robbery, which involved a third female victim. Berkeleyside also reported that two of the female victims were injured with “a sharp instrument” that was determined to be a knife.

Gomez is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1 for a plea hearing, during which they will also be assigned an attorney, Berkeleyside reported.

Gomez is currently being held without bail in Santa Rita Jail, according to online records on the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office website.

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Chantelle Lee is an assistant news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @ChantelleHLee.