LOS ANGELES — A man was charged today with killing a camper and trying to kill 10 others in connection with a series of shootings over the past two years.
Anthony Rauda, 42, was charged with one count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and five counts of second-degree burglary.
Rauda is accused of opening fire on unsuspecting campers or motorists dating back to November 2016 when he allegedly wounded 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 Tristan Beaudette, 35, who was shot and killed while in a tent with his two daughters in Malibu Creek State Park. His children were not injured.
Rauda also has been charged with several burglaries that occurred last year in the Calabasas area. He was arrested in October.
If convicted as charged, Rauda faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.