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By Samuel Alioto
Observer Staff Writer 

Man Indicted for Murder of Camper in Malibu State Park, Trying to Kill Others

Notorious case of father shot to death in front of his own family.

 

November 11, 2019

LA County Sheriff

Rauda is accused of shooting and killing Tristan Beaudette, 35, while he and his 2 daughters were camping in a tent in a Malibu park

The homeless man who shot a father in front of his own children has been indicted, the LA County DA said.

On June 22, 2019, Rauda shot and killed Tristan Beaudette, 35, while he was camping in a tent with his two daughters in the state park. The children were not injured.

Anthony Rauda was already in jail for gun violations has been charged in several shootings, including one that killed a father camping with his children, and a string of burglaries all occurring in the area of Malibu Creek State Park over the past few years. The LA Times described him as a "Survivalist."

A grand jury returned the superseding indictment against Anthony Rauda, 43 on Oct. 21 for one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary. The indictment was unsealed today.

Prosecutors say Rauda used the park as a hunting ground, targeting campers and motorists in shooting incidents dating back to November 2016.

Rauda allegedly shot at unsuspecting campers or motorists dating back to November 2016 when he is accused of wounding a man who was sleeping in a hammock in the Malibu State Park area. Less than a week later, he allegedly fired into the sleeping area of a vehicle.

Rauda also is accused of shooting into vehicles on three different occasions in 2017. No one was injured.

He allegedly shot at a Tesla on Las Virgenes Road on June 18, 2018. Four days later, he is accused of killing Beaudette.

Rauda also has been charged with several burglaries that occurred in the Calabasas area.

If convicted as charged, Rauda faces a maximum sentence of more than 265 years to life in state prison.

 

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