Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
An Upper Ojai man pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the fatal shooting of his father. Records indicate Peter Owen entered the plea Wednesday in Ventura Superior Court.
Owen, 23, was arrested May 22 after the Ventura County Sheriff's Office (VCSO) received a call reporting a man down in the 14000 block of Ojai-Santa Paula Road. Officers responding to the call determined Aleric Owen, 50, had been shot. Investigators later determined the gunshot wound was the cause of death.