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October 25, 2023: Man Charged in Fatal Crash That Killed Four Pepperdine University Students in Malibu

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Fraser Bohm has been charged in a fatal car crash that killed four Pepperdine University students in Malibu.

“Our hearts go out the families, loved ones and the Pepperdine University family as they cope with this unimaginable pain,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Today we stand in deep sorrow for the loss of four innocent lives tragically taken in a senseless act. We want to assure the community that we are committed to seeking justice for those who have been taken from us too soon.”

Fraser Michael Bohm (dob 10/16/01) is charged in case LA100189 with four counts of murder and four counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.

Bohm pled not guilty to all charges at an arraignment today in Department 100 of the Van Nuys Courthouse. At arraignment, the previously set bail of $8 million was reduced by the court to $4 million.

On October 17, Bohm was allegedly speeding in the 21600 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when witnesses saw him lose control of his vehicle causing him to crash into nearby parked vehicles before hitting four pedestrians who were standing on the side of the roadway. All four pedestrians died at the scene.

If convicted as charged, Bohm will face the possibility of multiple life sentences.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.