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September 29, 2014: Man Found Guilty in West Hollywood Triple Murder

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A 35-year-old man was found guilty today of the killing of three men in West Hollywood during a failed drug deal, the Los Angeles County District’s Attorney Office announced.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham of the Airport Branch found Harold Yong Park guilty of three counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree residential robbery in case SA075285.

He also found Park guilty of one count each of first-degree residential burglary, person present and transportation for sale of marijuana.

Special circumstance allegations of multiple murders, murder during a robbery, murder for financial gain and murder during a burglary also were found true.

Park faces a sentence of life without the possibility of parole in state prison on Nov. 7 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalili, 27, were killed on Aug. 26, 2010, in an apartment on the 600 block of North Kings Road.

Park had gone to the apartment with the intention of stealing marijuana from the victims, according to court testimony. Police found three pounds of marijuana in the defendant’s vehicle, prosecutors said.

Park elected to have a court trial, not a jury trial, with a judge determining guilt.

Deputy District Attorneys Keri Modder and Marna Miller were the assigned prosecutors.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Station.