Charges are expected to be announced Tuesday in a vandalism case involving a beloved Santa Ana mural celebrating Mexican-American veterans, authorities said.
A suspect has been arrested in the case, authorities said. Details on the suspect are expected to be released during a Tuesday afternoon news conference, according to Michelle Van Der Linden, spokeswoman for the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
The mural features nearly 200 portraits of Mexican-American men and women who have served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It was defaced twice in March.
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Painted by construction worker Carlos Aguilar over five years, the mural at La Chiquita Grocery on Washington Avenue and Custer Street is a source of pride in the community, police said. Two separate efforts helped raise more than $10,000 to repair the mural.