In January 2020, three teenagers were killed and three others were injured when a man named Anurag Chandra intentionally crashed his car into the vehicle they were traveling in Temescal Valley, Los Angeles. The individual in question has been found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Anurag Chandra, who had no prior acquaintance with the teenagers involved, reportedly testified in court that he pursued their vehicle after one of them rang his doorbell and exposed their buttocks before driving away, as reported by Sky News. According to him, he expressed concern regarding the safety of his family.
On January 12, 2020, Sergio Campusano, 18, and Joshua Hawkins and Joshua Ivascu, both 13, were passengers in a Toyota Prius along with Daniel Hawkins, Drake Ruiz, and Jacob Ivascu. According to reports, a group of boys were engaging in a dare game where one of them dared another to either jump into a pool at night or play “ding dong ditch.”
According to reports, Anurag Chandra’s age is 45 years.
A man has been convicted of murdering three boys in California. According to reports, the incident occurred after a teenager knocked on his door and exposed his buttocks at him.
According to Chandra’s statement in court, he did not intend to hit the Prius. However, he did admit to consuming 12 beers in the hours leading up to the accident.
During cross-examination, it was revealed that the defendant was traveling at a speed of 99 mph (159 kph) prior to the accident. Additionally, he did not stop after colliding with the car from behind because he was unaware that anyone had been injured.
In Temescal Valley, located approximately 60 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, a collision occurred resulting in the driver of a Prius losing control. The sedan subsequently collided with a tree.
According to the speaker, the killing of these individuals was a tragic and pointless event that deeply affected the community. The user stated that they appreciate the decision made by the jury. According to the Associated Press, county District Attorney Mike Hestrin stated that this is a significant step towards justice.
Chandra has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder by a Riverside County jury following a two-week trial. The suspect fled the scene of the crash but was subsequently apprehended.
Chandra’s attorney, David Wohl, did not respond to a request for comment on Friday, as reported in the story. According to reports, Chandra was already being investigated for suspected domestic violence when the deaths occurred last year. The sentencing date is currently unknown.
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