A 16-year-old male juvenile and a 19-year-old man were charged on Jan. 5 with the attempted robbery and fatal beating of a homeless man at Rancho La Cienega Park last November.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that the defendants, Tyshaun Vasquez, 19, and Jordan English, 16, are charged with one count each of capital murder with the special circumstance of murder during an attempted robbery, and one count of attempted robbery.
Prosecutors said the pair allegedly committed the Nov. 30 fatal beating of Eddie Ray Smith Jr. The body of the 43-year-old victim was found in the park, located at 5001 Rodeo Road, south of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Bureau Homicide Division.
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