POMONA >> Bail has been revoked for a 35-yr-previous man from unincorporated Pomona suspected of killing an eight-yr-previous in a February drive-by capturing
Sengchan Houl was in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom Tuesday for arraignment, however the continuing was postponed till April 26. Deputy Public Defender Roger Whitenhill requested the delay.
Additionally on Tuesday, prosecutors filed fees towards Houl. He’s dealing with six felony counts: one rely of homicide, one rely of capturing from a motorcar and 4 counts of capturing into an inhabited dwelling. The latter stems from an allegation that 4 occasions, Houl has shot on the similar Pomona home 4 occasions, most just lately Saturday.
He’s being held on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division Inmate Reception Middle.
Houl was arrested Sunday, accused of firing right into a home within the 1100 block of West eleventh Road on Feb. 20 and mortally wounding eight-yr-previous Jonah Hwang, in response to a press release from the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
The felony grievance consists of “a particular circumstances allegation that the homicide was intentional and perpetrated by the use of discharging a firearm from a motorcar, deliberately at one other individual and individuals outdoors the car with the intent to inflict dying,” the L.A. District Lawyer assertion says.
Jonah and his household have been on the house for a dinner gathering attended by members of the church the household attends.
Within the different three shootings — Jan. 27, March 7 and March 25 — no was at residence, Pomona police stated at a Monday press convention.
As well as, the D.A.’s grievance alleges that Houl “personally and deliberately discharged a handgun, which brought on nice bodily damage and dying to the homicide sufferer,” in accordance with the assertion.
If convicted Houl might face the demise penalty or life in state jail with out the potential for parole, the assertion says.
Houl seems to haven’t any legal historical past or gang connections, police Chief Paul Capraro stated Monday. On the time of his arrest, a firearm investigators consider was used within the deadly capturing was recovered.
Regardless of the arrest, the investigation continues. Police try to find out is that if Houl has ties to felony organizations and if different individuals have been concerned, police stated.
Capraro stated the shootings weren’t random however investigators are nonetheless making an attempt to find out the motive.
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