Police have arrested a 31-year-old Los Angeles man in connection with the murder of four people outside a boarding house in Northridge on December 2. As reported by The Associated Press, the man and three alleged accomplices were arrested at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on suspicion of the Los Angeles homicides.
Los Angeles Police officers found the four victims shot to death outside an illegal boarding house after receiving a 9-1-1 call from someone who had heard screams in the area. Police have revealed that the man suspected of the murders knew the victims but have not yet revealed any suspected motive for the crime.
Reports stated that the suspect has previously been convicted of drug possession, robbery, and assault crimes since 2004. Recently, the man was convicted for a drug crime but was released on the condition that he seek treatment for addiction. Formal charges have not been revealed, but the three accused of being accomplices have been arrested for aiding a felon.
Homicide is the most serious charge that any defendant can face in court, both in California and states nationwide. As defined in California State Penal Code 187 and beyond, those accused of murder can be charged with first degree murder, second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, or involuntary manslaughter, depending on what motives and actions are found by the court. Only first degree murder is punishable by the death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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