Father and son sentenced to 12 years for 2021 Brentwood shooting

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A father and son agreed to plea agreements to send them to prison for 12 years each for a 2021 Brentwood murder. 

Dennis Lindsay, 45, and Nathan Rampone-Lindsay, 21, were charged with murdering 48-year-old Justin David Silva of Brentwood.

According to the DA, Silva was living in an outbuilding on property owned by a member of the Lindsay family. He was employed with carpentry work, but his relationship with the Lindsays turned sour. 

The killing happened on August 24, 2021, at around 4:15 p.m. The Brentwood Police Department responded to Brentwood Boulevard for a report of shots fired. 

The DA’s office said that on the day of the murder, Lindsay, Rampone-Lindsay, and 50-year-old Daniel Marmino went to Silva’s home armed with an automatic pistol, a flare gun, bear spray, and a knife. 

Lindsay and Marmino tore down a wall to enter Silva’s home with weapons drawn. 

Silva was home at the time and opened fire on the intruders, shooting Lindsay and Marmino. Lindsay fired back, shooting Silva 30 times, and killing him. 

“The relationships between the parties, as well as complex issues of self-defense and defense of others, created a significant legal challenge in a jury trial that Justin’s family recognized,” Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Tompkins said.

Lindsay and Marmino were shot in their limbs and had non-life-threatening injuries.

Both Lindsay and Rampone-Lindsay will serve 12 years and four months. Marmino and 74-year-old Richard Lindsay will be sentenced on March 27.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.