The motive force of a car that hit and killed 4 Pepperdine College college students on the Pacific Coast Freeway in Malibu final week has been charged with homicide.
Fraser Bohm, 22, was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with 4 counts of homicide for the deaths of Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir and Deslyn Williams.
The crash occurred on Oct. 17, when the 4 school seniors have been hit by a car allegedly pushed by Bohm.
Bohm was arrested on the scene for gross vehicular manslaughter, however was launched from custody hours later whereas authorities investigated the circumstances of the crash.
Officers for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division mentioned a lot of the proof wanted to maintain him in custody was pending on the time, that means Bohm wanted to be launched till there was sufficient to current to the District Lawyer’s Workplace for fees.
“Our detectives labored diligently to compile all of the proof wanted so they may file the utmost fees allowed below California legislation,” Sheriff’s Officers mentioned in a Tuesday information launch. “The Sheriff’s Division is relentlessly working to make sure we get justice for the victims’ households.”
Expenses have been filed Monday, officers mentioned, and Bohm was taken into custody Tuesday. He’s been booked into jail and is being held on $8 million bail.
The Sheriff’s Division says detectives are working with a district legal professional who makes a speciality of prosecuting deadly collisions.
The crash occurred on a stretch of street identified to locals as “Lifeless Man’s Curve,” because of the excessive variety of accidents which frequently contain rushing drivers.
Neighbors, Pepperdine officers and site visitors security advocates held demonstrations final week, calling for security enhancements alongside the damaging roadway, together with velocity cameras, decrease velocity limits and extra energetic patrols by legislation enforcement.