Father Of Suspected Homeless Serial Killer Says His Son Is Innocent

SANTA ANA (CBS) — The father of suspected homeless serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo said Monday his son is innocent.

Ocampo’s father, Refugio Ocampo, spoke to KCAL9’s Melissa Maynarich outside the Orange County jail where he attempted to see his son for the first time since his arrest Friday night.

“He is innocent. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Refugio. “I feel that the authorities basically have been criminalizing and…making my son to look like he is a criminal, that he is a monster.”

Over the weekend Refugio sang a different tune, claiming his 23-year-old son — a former marine — had returned from service in Iraq a changed man.

“He started talking about stuff that didn’t make any sense to me, like the end of the world. Something big coming, like a big war, a big war,” Refugio said earlier.

Refugio and his wife were denied visitation with Ocampo Monday, who is under a medical hold. The sheriff’s department says Ocampo is being monitored 24 hours a day in a solitary cell.

Ocampo’s attorney, Randall Longwith was also denied access to his client for the second time.

“We’ve already talked,” said Longwith. “We’ve been in communications right now with the sheriff’s department, invoking [Ocampo’s] fifth and sixth amendment rights.”

Ocampo was taken into custody Friday night in Yorba Linda after authorities say witnesses chased the suspect from the scene of a fatal attack on a homeless man.

Investigators believe Ocampo is responsible for the murders of four homeless men in northern Orange County since Dec. 20.

Ocampo is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday,

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  1. uhoh says:

    His son is innocent and the witnesses are lying. Go figure. Well Mr. Ocampo, your son will be sitting on death row soon enough.

    1. Tango 99 says:

      Another ILLEGAL family here chasing the work AMERICANS won’t due. Witnesses said he did, eliminate at sunrise.

      1. uhoh says:

        I dont support murders, but I dang sure don’t support your ignorance either. If he was illegal, he would of never been a Marine. Get over yourself…

  2. haha says:

    First of all moron it is spelled do not due. So since you are stereotyping without knowing the facts it is ok for me to say. Your another REDNECK MORON. (You set the example, that I could say that without a problem.)

    1. Sofia says:

      Won’t do, will not do, or do not do. It is “do”, not “due”.

    2. Smith-Garcia says:

      They have many racist groups:
The National Organization for Mexican American Rights
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan)
Political Association of Spanish–Speaking Organizations (PASO)

American citizens are prosecuted and pay for their crimes, yet anyone with an Hispanic surname will strongly defend illegal aliens proposing we cut them slack with tired sound bite speak such as: they are just trying to feed their families doing jobs Americans won’t do

      Who will run the country? Aztlan
      La Raza announced this summer, in Phoenix, that within five years they will have the numbers to take the seven SW States back to Mexico.

      Because of mass illegal Mexican immigration, courtesy of the U.S. government’s failure to secure and control our borders…

      1. UHOH says:

        YAWNNNNNN

  3. blissfull says:

    For the record, it’s “you’re”

  4. Common says:

    I believe that was his sick way of trying to get his father off the streets. There is obviously mental illness in the family. The father lives in a truck cab while his wife and keys live in a house. Does his father not want the responsibilty of caring for his family? Or, is he suffering from mental illness. Many u.s. Families blame the military for their changed family member but they won’t say is, their family member was touched before he/she joined the military. The military is a dumping ground for mentally ill people and caucasion families are the biggest culprits.

  5. Levi83 says:

    evidence hasn’t even been founded on him nor dna nor fingerprints.. and i do believe the your own government is capable of framing u just to shut a case to not worry people so … LET GOD BE TRUE AND EVERY MAN A LIAR.

    1. uhoh says:

      Get hooked on phonics.

    2. Lemonjello Robinson says:

      Then by all means leave the country immediately!! If you really believe that BS, why on earth would you want to stay here?? I’m tired of your “police state” the “government is out to get me idiots!” Leave already and save yourself.

  6. lore says:

    first all the evidence have not yet come down second the picture they show in the tv is not clear and how they know if he is the one and what evidence they found……. not to be sarcastic but they all pin the evidence on a innocent man and later after been in jail they find out he was not the one ….. the court system is full of people been charged some of them wrongly …….if he is a marine and if he serve this country and he is mentally unstable why this government didn’t see that and why they didn’t help to give him treatment he is a veteran and what happen if he was in the wrong place looking for the killer and he run after it and the police saw that as a guilty person been at the wrong time and place it happen a lot……… my prayers that what ever did happen he gets the wright help instead of saying seeking the deft penalty for a marine that is sick …….. and my prayers to all the victims lost, god bless the family and give them comfort,abundance in life,strength, and peace in their heart ….. we are human and don’t be so quick to judge the evidence has not shown and if he did it is the government fault on putting a vet out in the streets with out the help he needed he serve this country and yet after loosing everything the people he served turn their back on this vet …. I wonder how many vets are in the street cause this government won’t help even when they know they are mentally unstable or sick from the war or were ever they have gone through that their mind never came back from war or from sickness to all the military god bless them all and their families if you see that your love one is not behaving wright communicate with them sick help love them be there for them, never leave them alone and let them know you are there for them, god bless all and give you all abundance in life and peace in your hearts.

    1. Common says:

      @lorena, apparently u did not read my comment. Why didn’t his parents get him treatment instead of sending him to the military? They saw it first hand before uncle sam. Most veterans that are diagnose with a mental illness, had it prior to the military. Maybe, the military exp. Triggered his state of mind. All veterans are not mentally ill-far from it.

      1. lorena says:

        could be true I guess didn’t read all the facts …. but still how would the government didn’t see that he was sick when they go through all the check ups and history of backgrounds ….. anyways very sad that if he was sick no one notice it until it was to late ….. it is his sick mind not the evil that some claim very sad… as for the other responded to my comments you can even put your name at least I don’t hide and this is a free country and I can speak and say what I want, freedom of speech baby, so for the one that said go back to were I came from I say what a ignorant ….. by the way I do have a problem with the Gov. by someone using my social and my name changed since my divorced some people that work there don’t know everything and get hired for that position and another fact someone work for the government using my social my name when I was a resident at that time how is it that the government only hired citizens to work there and some one was working there for 3 years and no one notice that was a resident

  7. Lorena A Sandoval Rodriguez says:

    first all the evidence have not yet come down second the picture they show in the tv is not clear and how they know if he is the one and what evidence they found……. not to be sarcastic but they all pin the evidence on a innocent man and later after been in jail they find out he was not the one ….. the court system is full of people been charged some of them wrongly …….if he is a marine and if he serve this country and he is mentally unstable why this government didn’t see that and why they didn’t help to give him treatment he is a veteran and what happen if he was in the wrong place looking for the killer and he run after it and the police saw that as a guilty person been at the wrong time and place it happen a lot……… my prayers that what ever did happen he gets the wright help instead of saying seeking the deft penalty for a marine that is sick …….. and my prayers to all the victims lost, god bless the family and give them comfort,abundance in life,strength, and peace in their heart ….. we are human and don’t be so quick to judge the evidence has not shown and if he did it is the government fault on putting a vet out in the streets with out the help he needed he serve this country and yet after loosing everything the people he served turn their back on this vet …. I wonder how many vets are in the street cause this government won’t help even when they know they are mentally unstable or sick from the war or were ever they have gone through that their mind never came back from war or from sickness to all the military god bless them all and their families if you see that your love one is not behaving wright communicate with them seek help love them be there for them, never leave them alone and let them know you are there for them, god bless all and give you all abundance in life and peace in your hearts.

  8. Frank says:

    Its horrible that we continue to allow these kind of people in our country. Those poor people would still be alive if it wasn’t for the Mexican. Very sad indeed.

  9. Jon Stewart says:

    How did no-one take into account that this man has gone through WAR! You’re sitting in your homes thinking that war is like in the movies, but in reality it’s the closest to hell you can ever get. Sending your own youth to hell for no obvious reason (yeah I said it, no reason to be in Iraq or Afghanistan) is so sick and twisted there aint a word for it. This didnt happen because the guy was Mexican, this happened because rich people wanted to secure their rich tomorrow too.

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