A jury has convicted Anthony Rauda, known as the “Malibu Sniper,” of second-degree murder and other counts related to a series of shootings in the area of Malibu Creek State Park. The charges include the killing of research scientist Tristan Beaudette, who was shot inside a tent while camping with his daughters. Rauda was also found guilty of attempted murder and commercial burglary charges.
The jury acquitted him of seven other attempted-murder charges. The prosecution argued that Rauda had a pattern of stalking and preying on campers in the park, and ballistics testing linked a rifle found in Rauda’s possession to the crimes. Rauda’s sentencing is scheduled for June 7.