An illegal immigrant who was deported six times could get the death penalty if he’s convicted in the vicious murders of three men who were beaten with a baseball bat, officials said Wednesday.
Ramon Escobar, a 47-year-old El Salvadoran national, was arrested Monday in Santa Monica after allegedly attacking a homeless man. Escobar was charged with three counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder and four counts of second-degree robbery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
“This is a violent predator,” LAPD Capt. William Hayes said Wednesday. “Without engaging the individuals at all, he just savagely attacks them with a baseball bat.”