A young man accused of killing three people as he drunkenly sped through a neighborhood filled with trick-or-treaters appears to have acted so recklessly that he may have committed murder, a Long Beach Superior Court Judge ruled Thursday.
On a serene Sunday evening at Los Cerritos Park, candles, altars and three new trees honored a family of whose lives were lost in a tragic crash last year on Halloween.
It’s been a year since 30-year-old Joseph Awaida, his 32-year-old wife Raihan Dakhil and their 3-year-old son Omar were killed by a suspected drunk driver at Los Cerritos Park.
Amor Amacio has previously been accused of fraud and letting alcohol get into the hands of underage drinkers, records show.
She gave Carlo Navarro a free bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey at a North Long Beach liquor store where she worked, according to Navarro’s defense attorney.
A search warrant reveals new information about the crash, including that police believe the SUV was traveling at least 71 mph when it hit the Awaida family.
Carlo Navarro stood with his hands cuffed to his waist, head slightly bowed as he answered procedural questions with more than half a dozen cameras pointed at him.
Carlo Navarro did not appear in court today to face the charges, but he’s set to be back in court Wednesday afternoon where he could enter a plea.
Carlo Navarro, 20, was arrested for a third time this week, this time at the Long Beach courthouse, where he was already in custody.
A candlelight vigil drew hundreds of community members who showed up to support the surviving family of the victims who died last week at the hands of an alleged drunk driver.