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.


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