Suspect in Northridge Murders Had Violated Probation
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (KTLA) — Four suspects arrested in Las Vegas in connection with a quadruple murder in Northridge could be extradited to L.A. as early as Friday.
Ka Pasasouk, 31, of Los Angeles, faces murder charges for allegedly gunning down two men and two women outside an unlicensed boarding house early Sunday.
The three other suspects are identified as Howard Alcantara, 30, of Glendale; Donna Rabulan, 30, of Los Angeles; and Christina Neal, 33, of Los Angeles.
Alcantra faces robbery and aiding a felon charges. Neal and Rabulan each face a charge of aiding a felon.
All four suspects were taken into custody on Monday afternoon at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas police said they tracked down a black Audi without license plates that the suspects were believed to be using.
Pasasouk is an ex-convict with an extensive criminal record, court records show.
He had violated his probation two months before the murders but managed to avoid being sent back to prison, interviews and records show.
Los Angeles County probation officials recommended at a September sentencing hearing that he serve prison time after he was arrested on a drug possession charge.
Probation officials argued that his criminal history — including convictions of assault and robbery — warranted prison time.
Instead, Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Jessica Silvers ordered Pasasouk to attend a drug treatment program and be released to the oversight of the Probation Department.
The Probation Department’s recommendation was also based on the face that Pasasouk had missed meeting with his probation officer once before the September hearing.
He missed a second appointment in November, said Reaver Bingham, L.A. County deputy chief of adult field services.
At the time of the slayings, probation officials were preparing a warrant for his arrest.
“This situation has provided an opportunity for us to do our own internal reviews to determine any procedure we need to take a look at,” Bingham said in an interview.
The murders happened around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 in the 14700 block of Devonshire Street.
Police have been tight-lipped about a motive, but reports say the killings stemmed from a dispute over personal property, possibly a laptop computer.