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.
Joseph Awaida, his wife, Raihan Dakhil, and son, 3-year-old Omar, were 100 steps from their door when a suspected drunk driver hit them, according to an aunt.
Carlo Navarro was arrested again Tuesday evening, this time in connection with earlier burglary charges, authorities said.
“He’s broken too,” said the grandmother of Carlo Navarro, who is accused of killing Joseph Awaida, 30, his wife Raihan Dakhil, 32, and their 3-year-old son, Omar.
Under California law, a person who drives under the influence and kills someone can be charged with either vehicular manslaughter or second-degree murder depending on the circumstances.
They were rushed to the hospital after the crash, which happened around 9:50 Halloween night as they walked with a stroller at Los Cerritos Park.