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Homeless man kills elderly couple to steal their cellphone

By Mason White 12:33 PM February 5, 2016
Luke Mathew Fabela 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A homeless man was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing an elderly couple in order to steal their cellphone, police in California said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that 23-year-old Luke Mathew Fabela, was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the killings of Shirley Isom, 74, and Armie “Troy” Isom, 89.

Both died of blunt force trauma. Their bodies were discovered at their hillside estate on Roughrider Road. Investigators said that the only thing missing was Shirley Isom’s cellphone.

In addition to the murder charges, Fabela was charged with one count of second-degree robbery and one count of first-degree residential burglary.

Prosecutors said that they are planning to seek the death penalty for Fabela due to the heinous nature of the murders.