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November 19, 2015: Man Convicted in Northridge Quadruple Murder Case

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A jury deliberated less than two hours today before convicting a 34-year-old man of gunning down four people outside a Northridge boarding home two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The jury of seven men and five women found Ka Pasasouk guilty of four counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting Teofilo Navales, Robert Calabia, Amanda Ghossein and Jennifer Kim on Dec. 2, 2012.

The jury returns on Dec. 2 to begin the penalty phase in Department 106. Prosecutors are seeking death.

Jurors found the special circumstance of multiple murders to be true. The murders occurred outside the home in the 17400 block of Devonshire Street. Pasasouk also was convicted of one count of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon in case PA075729.

Deputy District Attorney Dan Akemon with the Major Crimes Division, who prosecuted the case, said the killing spree began as a robbery. He said Pasasouk continued the fatal assaults to silence witnesses.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division.