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2 females charged with accessory in Northridge murders

June 3, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two suspects were arrested and charged as accessories in a December quadruple murder case in Northridge.

Two men and two women were found shot dead, face down, along a walkway at an unlicensed boarding house in the 17400 block of Devonshire Street in the early morning hours Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.

Donna Rabulan, 30, was arrested on May 24. Rabulan was originally arrested in December but was released. She was held on $625,000 bond.

Rabulan was charged with two counts of accessory and one count of dissuading a witness. All three counts are felonies. She was arraigned on May 28 and pleaded not guilty. She is scheduled to be in court on June 7 for a preliminary hearing. Rabulan allegedly drove the accused shooter, Ka Pasasouk, to Las Vegas after the Northridge shooting, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.

Maria Pachejo, 28, was arrested on May 23. She was held on $500,000 bond. She was charged with one count of being an accessory. She allegedly destroyed evidence in the homicide case. She pleaded not guilty on May 28. She is scheduled for a June 7 preliminary hearing.

Ka Pasasouk, 31, Howard Alcantara, 30, Donna Rabulan, 30, and Christina Neal, 33, were all originally arrested in December at the Silverton Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. All suspects are from the Los Angeles area.

Pasasouk has pleaded not guilty to murder. He's suspected of being the shooter.

Investigators said the victims appeared to be targeted and that the shooting was not a random crime. They said at least eight people were inside the residence at the time of the killings.

Pasasouk is an ex-convict with a history of offenses. He should have been behind bars at the time of the murders, but was erroneously allowed into a drug diversion program at the recommendation of the L.A. County District Attorney's Office after being arrested in September 2012 for possession of methamphetamine. Pasasouk's probation officers recommended jail time after his arrest, but the D.A.'s Office offered a plea deal that placed him in the rehab program under Proposition 36.

The D.A.'s Office later confirmed that was a mistake, as Pasasouk was not eligible for Prop. 36's drug program because he had a robbery conviction, which is a serious and violent felony.

Court records show he was released from prison in January 2012 and placed on probation after a 2010 conviction, but he missed an appointment with his probation officer in February. The probation department began the process of requesting a bench warrant when he was arrested again in September.

On Dec. 1, the day before Pasasouk allegedly gunned down the four victims in Northridge, a bench warrant was being prepared for his arrest.


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