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Marijuana Robbery Leads to Triple Murder in LA

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By Jason Beahm on September 02, 2010 7:13 AM

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a triple murder in LA after a marijuana robbery in West Hollywood. Detectives suspect that the man shot the three men at an apartment because he didn't want to pay for the marijuana he was buying.

31 year-old Harold Yong Park was arrested in Lomita on Monday. His vehicle was found using an automatic license plate recognition system. Park was arrested with multiple pounds of marijuana in his possession, which police believe he may have stolen from the men he allegedly murdered. He is being held without bail.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the evidence indicates that the victims of the triple murder were selling marijuana out of their apartment. "It was a drug deal that didn't go well," said Lt. Pat Nelson of the Sheriff's Department homicide bureau, reports The Los Angeles Times. "He came for the drugs and decided he didn't want to pay for them and took them by killing these three men." Detectives have reason to believe that the victims purchased marijuana at medical collectives and then tried to resell it.

Park allegedly went to the Kings Road apartment around 9 p.m. last Thursday. The apartment is a short distance from Melrose Avenue. Neighbors heard shots fired shortly after 9 p.m. The victims are brothers Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38; as well as Bernard Khalili, 27.

Prosecutors will hit Park with a variety of murder, robbery and drug-possession charges. Many people have heard the slang term 187 in popular culture regarding murder. As it turns out, Cal. Pen. Code §187 is the state murder statute. If you are interested in learning more about the different types of murder charges, check out the links in the related resources below.

It is unknown whether Park has an attorney.

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