The victims or deceased names are: – A 37-year-old man – A 62-year-old man – A 52-year-old man – Nicholas Simbolon, 42 : “Man Charged with Murder for Killing Four Victims in Los Angeles and San Dimas”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Man Charged with Murder in Los Angeles Homeless Killings

In a horrifying series of events that shocked the city of Los Angeles, a man accused of killing three homeless men and another victim in San Dimas, California, over a four-day period last week has been formally charged with murder. Jerrid Powell, 33, appeared before a judge on Monday and was charged with four counts of murder, one count of residential robbery, and one count of being a felon with a firearm.

According to LA District Attorney George Gascón, Powell also faces special circumstances charges, including multiple murders, murder in the course of a robbery, and personal use of a firearm. The suspect, represented by a public attorney, waived his right to a speedy trial, pushing his arraignment and plea to a later date scheduled for January 8.

The investigation revealed that Powell allegedly targeted unhoused individuals, shooting three men who were either sleeping on the street or in an alleyway on November 26, 27, and 29. The victims, aged 37, 62, and 52, have not been publicly identified. On November 28, Powell followed Nicholas Simbolon into his garage, robbed him, and fatally shot him. Simbolon, 42, was a father of two and worked as a project manager for the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office.

Powell was apprehended on the night of November 29 during a traffic stop in Beverly Hills and was booked the following day. Authorities used an automatic license plate reader system to track the suspect’s vehicle, a 2024 gray BMW, and surveillance footage from Simbolon’s murder to aid in the investigation. However, the use of this technology has raised concerns among civil rights groups regarding privacy issues.

“The swift actions of law enforcement undoubtedly saved lives this week,” Gascón stated. While the motive behind the killings remains unknown, investigators continue to delve into the case.

If convicted, Powell could face a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. The trial will provide further insight into the details surrounding these heinous crimes, and the justice system will seek to bring closure to the families of the victims.

ABC News’ Meredith Deliso, Jaclyn Lee, and Christian Calderon contributed to this report.

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