The attorney for a Navy SEAL accused of beating and stabbing a man to death said that his client was innocent and that he had initially confronted the man because he was taking photos of young girls on the Santa Monica Pier.
Attorney Anthony Salerno on Thursday said his client, Theo Andrew Krah, was on the pier Saturday afternoon for a paddleboard competition when he saw the man eyeing young girls and taking pictures of them.
“Theo confronted the man and demanded to see his camera,” Salerno said. “The man refused. Believing that the man was committing a crime, Theo physically restrained the man and asked for a bystander to call for the police.”
Santa Monica police arrived and asked the man to show them the photographs on his camera, Salerno said. The officers saw several inappropriate photographs and asked the man to delete them, Salerno said, but then let the man go.
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