Trial Continues in Case of Alleged Crime Spree and Fatal Shooting at Malibu Creek State Park

Jurors deliberate in the trial of Anthony Rauda, accused of a crime spree including the killing of a scientist at Malibu Creek State Park.

Jurors in downtown Los Angeles have resumed deliberations in the trial of Anthony Rauda, who faces multiple charges related to a crime spree, including the fatal shooting of research scientist Tristan Beaudette at Malibu Creek State Park nearly five years ago.

Rauda is accused of second-degree murder, attempted murder, and commercial burglary. The prosecution claims Rauda had a pattern of stalking and preying on campers in the park, while the defense argues there is reasonable doubt. The trial has heard emotional testimony from witnesses, including Beaudette’s brother-in-law.