Anthony Rauda (photo) has been charged with the murder of Tristan Thomas Beaudette in 2018
A Californian survivor who has spent time in prison for several burglaries has been charged with the murder of a father who was shot during a summer camp for his young daughters.
Anthony Rauda did not plead guilty to some 16 charges accusing him of murdering 35-year-old Tristan Thomas Beaudette in June 2018.
In addition, Rauda is faced with 10 counts of attempted murder, including Beaudette's 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters and five counts of second-degree commercial burglary.
The series of burglary costs date from three years ago in 2016.
Fox 11 reports that Rauda, who was being driven to the court in a chair with limitations, had waited to hear if there was sufficient evidence to bring him to justice.
Rauda (photo) was previously in police custody for violation of probation and arms charges
43-year-old Rauda told Charlaine F. Olmedo, Supreme Court judge in Los Angeles, that he was a & # 39; fast trial & # 39; and wanted a hearing to determine whether his current two lawyers would stay in the case.
If he is convicted, Rauda can look forward to life in prison and be expected back in court on December 5.
According to reports, Rauda Beaudette shot in the early morning of June 22, 2018, while sharing a tent with daughters.
The family camped in Malibu Creek State Park for what would be a final camping trip before the family moved from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Beaudette, who was a pharmaceutical scientist, took the children while his wife Erica Wu studied for an exam at home.
The father was shot in the upper chest, but his two daughters remained unharmed.
At the time, Rauda had a series of weapon-related convictions from 2006, according to a criminal complaint.
Pictured: Beaudette (left), his wife Erica Wu (right) and their two children before Beaudette was killed in 2018
Authorities say Rauda carried out attacks from November 2016 when he reportedly injured a man who was sleeping in a hammock near the Malibu State Park area.
He is accused of firing a shot at a vehicle less than a week later and shooting at vehicles three times in 2017.
Rauda is also being held for a series of burglaries in the Agoura Hills / Calabasas area, where someone struck a machine and stole food from the Calabasas community center.
Similar incidents were reported at various offices and buildings in the Malibu Canyon area.
In all registered robberies, the suspect only stole food.
The office of the sheriff in Los Angeles thought the burglaries could be related to the murder of Beaudette.
Authorities say that Rauda is a & # 39; survivalist & # 39; who often slept outside in the Malibu area and that the stolen food might have been to feed themselves.
Erica Wu (left) has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff's department for not disclosing earlier recordings in the area to the public
Authorities arrested Rauda after finding him in a canyon in the Malibu Canyon area while officers searched the area.
They followed a series of new footprints until they found that Rauda was dressed entirely in black and was carrying a gun.
They then booked him for conditional offenses and investigated whether he was involved in eight thefts that existed for two years.
Sheriff Jim McDonnell said: “Shortly afterwards, they heard movement between the brush, followed by observing a male adult who was wearing black clothing, walking fast, who looked like the suspects in the burglaries.”
& # 39; I don't know if he lived through the brush or if there were houses. & # 39;
Rauda (center) was arrested after the authorities found him that the Malibu Canyon area was dressed in black and carrying a gun
He was sentenced to six months in prison on December 13 for violations of weapons and ammunition.
Authorities later said that evidence from Rauda related him to the crimes, according to a statement from the sheriff.
& # 39; A focused attempt by investigators to expose Rauda's previous activities related to this investigation has shown that he apparently acted only during this identified crime party, which extended from November 2016 to October 2018 No similar crimes have been reported in the area since October. Rauda's arrest in 2018, & they said.
Depicted: Crime scene authorities after Rauda reportedly shot Beaudette in 2018
Wu described her Beaudette as a & # 39; dedicated husband and father whose life revolved around & # 39; his family.
She said: & # 39; In everything he did, Tristan was kind, selfless and giving, and had a natural ability to make contact with almost everyone. & # 39;
& # 39; I may never understand why our time together was short, but we have made an incredible journey and I am so thankful for every day I had with him. & # 39;
Wu filed an unlawful death trial against the sheriff's department and claimed that they had not warned the public about previous shootings in the area.
Lt. James Royal of the Sheriff of Los Angeles County has filed a lawsuit alleging that his supervisors have taken revenge for trying to inform the public about shootings in Malibu Creek State Park.
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