The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has revamped its website at www.escapingjustice.com in an effort to capture and return five international fugitives.
“These fugitives have committed horrific crimes. One is charged in the murder of a twenty-four-day-old boy, another is accused of a triple murder, and a third stabbed a seventeen-year-old-boy to death,” District Attorney Steve Cooley said. “The District Attorney’s Office has relaunched www.escapingjustice.com to call attention to these and other cases where we need the public’s assistance to bring these fugitives to justice.”
The fugitives include Taizhi Cui, who has been at large since he was charged in three execution-style murders in 2006 that included his former girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her boss. Additional suspects include David Keshish, who is wanted in connection with an attempted murder in 2003;
Paul Sung Ha Kim, who has been wanted since he was charged in the 2007 stabbing death of a 17-year-old boy; Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, who is wanted in connection with the 2007 slaying of a 24-day-old boy who was shot and killed while in his stroller; and Toru Sakai, who is wanted in the 1987 killing of his father.
The website was created in 2004 to spotlight a Mexican Supreme Court decision that barred the extradition of defendants who faced life prison sentences in the United States.
The website shared the stories of the families of murder victims whose killers fled to Mexico. After relentless work by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and other entities, the Mexican Supreme Court reversed the decision in 2005.
Cooley said more cases will be added in the coming months. The new cases will include summaries of the allegations against the fugitives, contact information for law enforcement and wanted posters that can be downloaded.