Alleged Northridge Gunman Remains in Jail - NBC Southern California

Alleged Northridge Gunman Remains in Jail

Ka Pasasouk to remain behind bars pending Jan. 30 hearing



    Two suspects in the Northridge quadruple murder case were scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for unrelated cases. Toni Guinyard reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Dec. 19, 2012. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012)

    The man suspected of fatally shooting two men and two women in Northridge will remain in jail at least through the end of next month for allegedly violating his community supervision in an unrelated case.

    Ka Pasasouk, 31, was scheduled to make an appearance at central arraignment court Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. Instead, the hearing was put on hold until Jan. 30 at the request of his public defender.

    Pasasouk allegedly failed to report in with his probation officer after being released from state prison in January on a case involving unlawfully taking a vehicle.

    Pasasouk was also scheduled to appear in a Van Nuys courtroom Wednesday for a probation violation hearing related to a prior drug case.

    So far, no charges have been filed in the Dec. 2 quadruple homicide that killed 49-year-old Teofilo Navales, 26-year-old Jennifer Kim, 34-year-old Robert Calabia and 24-year-old Amanda Ghossein. Their bodies were found outside an illegal boarding home around 4:30 a.m. in the 17400 block of Devonshire Street in Northridge.

    Police have not released a motive in the shooting although LAPD Chief Beck said the suspects and the victims knew each other and this was not a random shooting.

    Pasasouk and three others were arrested Dec. 3 at the Silverton Hotel in Las Vegas. The other suspects were identified as Howard Alcantara, 30; Donna Rabulan, 30; and Christina Neal, 31. They were booked on suspicion of aiding a felon, according to police.

    D.A. "Erred" in Letting Northridge Suspect Avoid Prison

    [LA] D.A. "Erred" in Letting Northridge Suspect Avoid Prison
    A deal struck between the man accused of slaying four people in Northridge earlier this month and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office allowed Ka Pasasouk to avoid returning to prison and instead enter a drug diversion program. The DA’s office said on Monday it "inadvertently erred" in that decision, which went against the recommendations of the probation department. Jane Yamamoto reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2012.
    (Published Monday, Dec. 10, 2012)

    Alcantara, who was extradited back to Los Angeles on Tuesday along with Pasasouk, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for an arraignment on prior robbery case.

    Rabulan remains in custody in Nevada and Neal has since been released.