Two women were killed and a man was seriously injured after they were attacked by a 31-year-old man. The suspect was taken into custody Monday morning after a two-hour standoff at a house in West Carson. V.T.T. was found blockaded in the back room by the Los Angeles County Sherriff's Dept. SWAT, when a phone call was received stating that a man had stabbed a woman. When the authorities arrived, they found the injured man who stated that the suspect was inside the house with two women. The women had multiple stab wounds and were announced dead at the scene. The injured man was taken to the hospital and is said to be stable. The identities of the victims of this horrendous crime have not yet been released and it is still unknown as to what the relationship was between the suspect and the victims. They also are unsure of what the motive was for these killings.
If the suspect is charged with murder, he could be facing extremely serious penalties. According to Section 187-199 of the California Penal Code, murder is "the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought." The malice can be express or implied. Express means that the individual intentionally meant to harm another person and implied means that not provocation appeared. If someone is guilty of murder of the first degree, they will be facing penalties of death, imprisonment in state prison without the possibility of parole. If you were accused of murder or another crime, the first step you should take is to contact a Los Angeles criminal attorney from Martinian & Associates Inc. They have years of experience in defending people accused of crimes and can handle even the most complicated case. To learn more, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from their team.