The victims or deceased names are: 1. 37-year-old man 2. 62-year-old man 3. 52-year-old man 4. Nicholas Simbolon, 42 : “Man Charged with Murder of 3 Unhoused Men in LA and Another Victim in San Dimas”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : The man accused of killing three unhoused men in Los Angeles and another victim in San Dimas, California, over a four-day span last week was formally charged with murder on Monday. Jerrid Powell, 33, is facing 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, who appeared before a judge on Monday, waived his right to a speedy trial through his public attorney. As a result, his formal arraignment and plea have been rescheduled for January 8.

The suspect is also facing special circumstances charges for allegedly committing multiple murders and murder in the course of a robbery, as well as suspected personal use of a firearm. Investigators have identified Powell as the suspect linked to a series of killings that took place between November 26 and November 29.

According to the police, Powell allegedly shot three unhoused men who were either sleeping on the street or in an alleyway in different parts of Los Angeles. The victims, aged 37, 62, and 52, have not been publicly identified. On November 28, Powell allegedly 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 in the I.T. department of the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office.

Powell was arrested on November 29 following a traffic stop in Beverly Hills. Investigators used an automatic license plate reader system to track his movements and surveillance footage from Simbolon’s murder. The use of this technology has raised concerns among civil rights groups regarding privacy.

The investigation is still ongoing, and authorities are searching for a motive. If convicted, Powell could face life in prison without parole.

“The swift actions of law enforcement undoubtedly saved lives this week,” said District Attorney Gascón. The case has garnered significant attention, prompting discussions about the safety of unhoused individuals and the need for effective crime prevention strategies.

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