64°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
85°
71°
80%
Thu
85°
70°
60%
Fri
86°
71°
60%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

AP NewsBreak: Dad of CA killings suspect homeless

3 years ago January 15, 2012 Jan 15, 2012 Sunday, January 15 2012 Sunday, January 15, 2012 4:20:58 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

YORBA LINDA, Calif. - The father of the man suspected of killing homeless men in Southern California is himself homeless and says his son last week showed him a picture of one victim as a warning of the danger of being on the streets.

Forty-nine-year-old Refugio Ocampo also told The Associated Press on Sunday that his son came back a changed man after serving with the Marines in Iraq, expressing disillusionment and becoming ever darker as he struggled to find his way as a civilian.

The father says he lost his job and home, and ended up living under a bridge before finding shelter in the cab of a broken-down big-rig he's helping repair.

His 23-year-old son, Itzcoatl Ocampo, was arrested Friday in connection with the serial killings of homeless men since late December.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Heavy T-Storms
85°
69°
Wed
PM T-Storms
85°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
85°
70°
Fri
PM T-Storms
86°
71°
Sat
Scattered T-Storms
85°
70°