February 4th, 2012
02:55 AM ET

Suspect in homeless killings faces additional murder charges

(CNN) - The man that prosecutors say is behind the stabbing deaths of four homeless men in Southern California now stands accused of the brutal killing of a mother and brother of an old friend, authorities said.

The latest allegations against Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, were made public Friday, shortly after authorities dropped charges against the friend, Eder Herrera, in the killings.

Ocampo will be arraigned Monday on charges he stabbed to death 53-year-old Raquel Estrada and her 34-year-old son, Juan Herrera, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told reporters.

"This case has expanded from murdering random, vulnerable strangers to murdering people he knew," he said.

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  1. Road warrior

    They say that monsters are not real?this guy is a freak of nature.i will carry out his torture, and slowly put him to death with the same knife he used on all of these people. Wow now that he has murdered a woman he will have fun in prison with all his fellow monsters

    February 4, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    anyone still feel sorry for this psycho?

    February 4, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |

    THEY should put this guy on the republican ticket, he is obviously a conservative...

    February 4, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lol ruffnutt, careful what you say, the moderators are deleting everything these days! And no leeintulsa i dont feel sorry for HIM, i feel sorry for his family tho!

    February 4, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. leeintulsa

    he's that recent veteran of the desert – not sure which, wanna say iraq. seemed to be getting poor affected boy treatment.

    he gives other veterans a bad name.

    February 4, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |

    MAYBE HE was just bored, and thought "maybe i should clean up the enviorment"

    February 4, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Maybe this veteran was engaged in some sort of 'sport killing'? Then he should be exonerated.
    Just sayin'.

    Bitten by sarcasm bug I perhaps am today. A thousand pardons folks.

    February 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    as always. Thanks @ banasy

    February 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rooney©

    The more information that comes out about this guy, the less I feel sorry for him.

    February 5, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |