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

Malibu State Park
Malibu State Park

A man has been indicted for the fatal shooting of a camper and attempting to kill 10 others in connection with a series of shootings over a two-year period, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

A grand jury returned the superseding indictment against Anthony Rauda (dob 7/30/76) 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.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges at a morning hearing and is scheduled to return for a pretrial hearing on Dec. 5. Case BA476023, which contains the same charges, supersedes case LA089735.

Rauda also is accused of shooting into vehicles on three different occasions in 2017.

Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes of the Major Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

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.

The defendant 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 in the Calabasas area.

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

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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