Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ka Pasasouk Murder Trial - Jury Selection Begins

Ka Pasasouk, date unknown
Source: Pasasouk's Facebook Page

October 7, 2015
Jury selection began in the murder trial of Laoatian immigrant, Ka Pasasouk, 34.

In the early morning hours of December 2, 2012, prosecutors allege Pasasouk, high on drugs, shot and killed Teofilo Navales, Robert Calabia, Amanda Ghossein, Jennifer Kim, and attempted to kill Sharelle Bax. The shootings happened at an illegal boarding house in Northridge, California, where a house has been broken up into small rooms.

Pasasouk is charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and four counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on other individuals.

It's been over two years since Pasasouk's preliminary hearing, where Judge Giss ruled there was enough evidence for Pasasouk to stand trial. Opening statements could start as early as October 26, 2015. Pasasouk's trial is being held in Dept. 106, the Honorable Judge Larry Fidler's courtroom, the same court as the Phil Spector trial. Deputy District Attorney Daniel Akemon is prosecuting the case.

I attended all of Pasasouk's preliminary hearing back in 2013. If my schedule permits, I will try to attend opening statements.