Arraignment Postponed for Suspect in OC Homeless Slayings

Itzcoatl Ocampo's next hearing set for Feb. 17

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    Arraignment for Itzcoatl Ocampo is postponed until February, but his attorney expresses concern for how he is being treated in jail. (Published Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012)

    Wednesday's arraignment for the 23-year-old Iraq War veteran accused of killing four transients in Orange County was postponed.

    The next hearing for Itzcoatl Ocampo was scheduled for Feb. 17.

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    Amid heavy security inside an Orange County jail courtroom, Ocampo's family sat in the front row for Wednesday's hearing.

    Ocampo is accused of fatally stabbing four transients, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.

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    "In each of these cases, the violence, the number of stab wounds increased," Rackauckas said.

    In one incident, Ocampo allegedly stabbed a victim more than 60 times, Rackauckas said.

    Ocampo remains jailed without bail.

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