SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says a man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in an attempt to keep both the car he had arranged to buy via Craigslist and the purchase price of more than $30,000.
Beck said at a news conference Monday that 28-year-old Agustin Rosendo Fernandez of Long Beach was found with the Audi that led to the killing of 23-year-old Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, and made a statement that led authorities to the body off a desert freeway.
Fernandez has been charged with murder and made his initial court appearance Monday afternoon. He did not enter a plea and will return for arraignment next month.
Alkadi vanished on Sept. 17 from his home near California State University, Northridge, where he was a student.