Report: Accused CA camp killer planned massacre

AP News
Posted: Nov 27, 2009 9:53 AM

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says a man charged with killing a housekeeper at a Seventh Day-Adventist forest camp had planned to shoot everyone there.

Leith Hamilton has pleaded not guilty to killing 60-year-old Celebrada Lomito-Sexton on Nov. 2 at Camp Cedar Falls in Angelus Oaks.

A sheriff's report, obtained Wednesday by the San Bernardino Sun, says Hamilton had extra ammunition for his handgun and told detectives he originally planned to kill everyone. Instead, he surrendered at a sheriff's station.

There were 15 people at camp, including six children ages 2 to 11.

Authorities say the 30-year-old handyman never provided a motive for the alleged attack.

A call to his attorney Friday wasn't immediately returned.


Information from: The Sun,