OC DA Files Murder Charges in Kelly Thomas Beating

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Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has charged two Fullerton police officers with second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. The victim was 37-year old Kelly Tomas, who was homeless and mentally ill. On July 5, he was beaten and repeatedly shocked with a Taser at a downtown bus station. He was taken off life support and died of his injuries five days later. The officer facing murder charges is Manuel Ramos. Gustavo Arellano is managing editor of the OC Weekly.




Warren Olney