January 20, 2016: Special Circumstance Murder Charge Filed in Killing of Teen at Marina Del Rey Shopping Center
A murder charge was filed today against a man accused of killing a 17-year-old girl during a robbery at a Marina Del Rey shopping center parking lot earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Deputy District Attorney Keri Modder said Cameron Anthony Frazier (dob 2/26/94) of Los Angeles faces one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery.
Case SA092057 also charges Frazier with two counts of attempted robbery of the second degree and includes allegations that he used and fired a handgun.
Arraignment is scheduled this afternoon in Department W30 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.
Victim Kristine Carman was gunned down on Jan. 6, during a robbery attempt while she sat in a vehicle with two other victims at the Villa Marina Marketplace parking lot, the prosecutor said.
Frazier is being held without bail.
If convicted as charged, the defendant faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau.
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