A Los Angeles man accused of driving the incorrect means on Shoreline Drive in Lengthy Seaside, operating a purple mild and crashing into pedestrians and different automobiles — killing a lady — now faces a homicide cost per week after he pleaded not responsible to voluntary manslaughter, in keeping with court docket data.
Khalid Yagobbi, 46, was taken again into custody after a listening to on the Lengthy Seaside Superior Courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 24, court docket and inmate data present. He was being held on $6 million bail.
Along with homicide, Yagobbi additionally faces 4 counts of tried homicide and 4 counts of assault with a lethal weapon.
Yagobbi was driving for Uber and behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Bolt with a passenger within the automotive, prosecutors say, when he ran the purple mild at Aquarium Means on Oct. 14.
Police say Yagobbi didn’t decelerate as he approached the intersection.
Killed within the crash was Romelia Cuarenta-Aguilar, 60. Witnesses mentioned she was pushing a stroller when struck. A number of others have been hospitalized.
Yagobbi was initially charged with voluntary manslaughter and pleaded not responsible to the cost on Oct. 17. He was launched two days later after posting a $50,000 bond, inmate data present.
These costs have been modified previous to Tuesday’s listening to, court docket data present. It was not but identified what led prosecutors to file the more-serious costs.
Police mentioned after Yagobbi’s arrest they believed the crash was intentional, however mentioned there was no indication it was an act of terror or related to the continuing violence within the Center East.
A attainable motive has not been disclosed. Police, and prosecutors, haven’t mentioned why they imagine the crash was intentional.
However the harshest cost now — homicide — mirrors what police had initially arrested Yagobbi on: suspicion of homicide.