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September 1, 2015: Hotel Owner Charged with Murder

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A Venice Beach hotel owner was charged today with the murder of a transient during a disturbance early Sunday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Sris Sinnathamby (dob 1/27/61) is scheduled to be arraigned sometime after 1:30 p.m. today at the Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Department 30, in case SA091180. Prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $5 million.

Deputy District Attorney John McKinney with the Major Crimes Division will be prosecuting the case.

Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, is charged with one count of murder in the death of Jascent Warren, who was fatally shot early Sunday near Rose Avenue and Ocean Front Walk.

If convicted, Sinnathamby faces up to life in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.