In January, police arrested former US marine Itzcoatl Ocampo, for the killings
of four homeless men in California. Prosecutors were expected to file
formal murder charges for the stabbings that occurred in late December.
Those closest to him claim that Ocampo was never the same after returning
from his deployment to Iraq in 2008.
Ocampo, who has since been charged with four counts of murder for the December
killing spree where four homeless men were stabbed many times, is now
being charged with two more homicides. This time the 23-year-old former
marine is accused of the stabbing deaths of his high school friend’s
mother and older brother. Raqueal Estrada and her son Juan Herrara were
found dead and originally thought to be killed by Estrada’s younger
son Eder Herrara. The authorities have dropped the charges against Eder
Herrara and are charging Ocampo due to “significant evidence”
linking him to the murders when DNA samples were taken from his home.
If you have been charged with a crime like this, you should immediately
seek advice from a
criminal defense lawyer that is experienced in handling homicide cases. Based in New York City,
Sullivan & Brill, LLP represents clients throughout the United States,
as well as in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau
County, Suffolk County, Westchester County and other upstate New York counties.