Sleeping in a tent, a man who ased to be identified only as "Salam" was brutally attacked and left for dead on Sept. 22 in Santa Monica.
He was one of the lucky ones, however, as Ramon Escobar is alleged to have carried out the attack, and the transient from Texas was linked with at least eight brutal assaults and robberies in the cities of LA and Santa Monica.
Four of Escobar's victims died as a result of the beatings, according to police.
For the first time, he publicly discussed the attack.
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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to change the identifying name of the victim, who said he fears for his safety.