MISSION VIEJO (CBSLA.com) — A Mission Viejo man accused of plowing a friend’s vehicle into a home, killing a man as he slept in his bed, appeared in court Monday for his arraignment.
Kourosh Keshmiri, 27, allegedly hit a curb and plowed into a home in the 2600 block of Pacato Drive early Sunday morning.
Deputies say Keshmiri was driving drunk and speeding behind the wheel of a late-model maroon Cadillac.
The impact of the crash killed 60-year-old Ken Jackson, who was sleeping at the time.
The District Attorney has charged Keshmiri with second-degree murder.
He did not enter a plea on Tuesday and is expected to be back in court in two weeks.
Nasir Faryabi, a passenger in the vehicle, tells CBS2 he tried to get Keshmiri to slow down and now wishes he’d never let him drive.
“He just basically, like, ruined his life, I think. Like stupid decisions that he makes. He always says these things never happen to us. Obviously it does,” Faryabi said.
Keshmiri had his driver’s license suspended in September following a DUI arrest in June.
He also has a 2010 DUI conviction.
If convicted, Keshmiri faces 15 years to life in prison.
His bail is set at $1 million dollars.