Former Camp Pendleton Marine Itzcoatl 'Izzy' Ocampo, already facing murder charges in the deaths of four homeless men, is now accused of participating in the double murder of a woman and her son.
Anaheim Police say they've connected Ocampo to the stabbing deaths of Raquel Estrada and her son Juan Herrera. Estrada's other son,Eder Herrera, has already been charged in the deaths of his mother and brother, according to the Associated Press. Policy say Ocampo and Eder Herrera are connected in the murders.
As Home Post reported earlier, Ocampo was an Iraq War veteran who was deployed in 2008 with the Marines' 1st Medical Battalion based at Camp Pendleton. While there, he was responsible for bagging the bodies of dead troops.
In this video clip from CNN, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas describes the cold, methodical way he believes Ocampo allegedly committed the murders of the four homeless men.
Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.