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November 30, 2021: Father Charged With Murder of His Four Children, Their Grandmother in Lancaster

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with killing his four children and their grandmother over the weekend.

“No family should endure this type of tragedy, especially when the alleged perpetrator was responsible for their protection,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Our office has reached out to the family to ensure they have all the services and support they need during this difficult time.”

Germarcus Lamar David (dob 3/2/92) of Lancaster was charged in case MA082345 with five counts of murder and three counts of assault on a child causing death. He is expected to be arraigned today in Department A01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

On November 28, David is accused of fatally shooting the victims at the family home in the 3500 block of Garnet Lane in Lancaster. The victims are: 51-year-old Erika England.; 11-year-old Namyiah D.; 7-year-old Germarcus D. Jr.; 2-year-old Kayden D.; and 1-year-old Noah D.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.