Four South Bay men were charged Friday with killing and robbing a registered sex offender, strangling him and attacking him with pliers and bolt cutters when he got out of his shower in his Redondo Beach apartment.
The charges make them eligible for the death penalty.
The victim, __________, 61, died Nov,. 28, five years after he was sent to prison for drugging a young male friend, shaving his body hair and sexually assaulting him in that same shower area amid allegations he had molested more than a dozen other victims since the 1970s.
Whether the homicide was linked to ______’s sordid past was unclear. A complaint filed at the Torrance courthouse Friday alleges the men committed a home invasion robbery, taking two cellphones, two briefcases, a VHS video camera and ______’s passport. The cellphones were pawned at a shop in Compton.