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November 20, 2014: Man Receives Multiple Life Sentences for 2010 West Hollywood Triple Murder

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A 35-year-old man was sentenced today to three consecutive terms of life in state prison without the possibility of parole for killing three men in West Hollywood during a failed drug deal, the Los Angeles County District’s Attorney Office announced. 

On Sept. 29, Harold Yong Park was found guilty in a non-jury trial of three counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree residential robbery in case SA075285. 

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham 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 during a burglary also were found true. Additionally, use of gun allegations were found to be true. 

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

Park went to the apartment with the intention of stealing marijuana from the victims, according to court testimony. The defendant was later found with three pounds of marijuana in his 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.