Iraq War Veteran Accused Of Homeless Slayings Dies
SANTA ANA (AP) — A former Marine accused of murder in the deaths of four homeless men, a woman and her son has died at a hospital after falling ill in his jail cell.
Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock says deputies found 25-year-old Itzcoatl Ocampo in his single-man cell Wednesday and he was taken to a hospital. He was pronounced dead at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
No cause of death was immediately given and an autopsy will be performed in the coming days.
He also was facing murder charges in the deaths of a school friend’s mother and brother in October 2011.
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