Iraq veteran charged with killing 4 homeless men

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Posted: Jan 17, 2012 2:59 PM
Iraq veteran charged with killing 4 homeless men

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Iraq war veteran accused of killing four homeless men in Orange County, California by stabbing his victims dozens of times each was charged on Tuesday with first degree murder.

Former U.S. Marine Itzcoatl Ocampo, 23, was charged with four counts of first degree murder, and he could be eligible for the death penalty, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Greg McCune)