A 119-year sentence was handed down Wednesday for the killer who shot an Irvine research scientist while he was camping with his two young daughters at Malibu Creek Park in 2018.
Anthony Rauda, â€‹â€‹46, appeared in court in downtown Los Angeles. The culprit was taken in a restraint chair with a hood over his head.
On May 26, Rauda was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Tristan Beaudette, committed on May 22. June 2018, while the victim was in a tent with her two young daughters.
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Rauda was also convicted by the jury on three counts of attempted murder, including two involving Beaudette's daughters, who were not injured in the attack, as well as five counts of second-degree commercial theft.
The jury acquitted Speedy of seven counts of attempted murder in connection with shootings that occurred earlier that date in the same area.
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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Eleanor J. Hunter initially handed down a sentence of 142 years to life in prison against Rauda on Wednesday, but after holding a meeting with the lawyers, she summoned the hearing and declared that he had made a miscalculation, so he revised the sentence and set it at 119 years in prison to life in prison.
Previously, Rauda was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison for being found guilty of assaulting two Los Angeles County sheriffs while in custody.
Deputy District Attorney Antonella Nistorescu told the jury that the evidence against Rauda was overwhelming, while Rauda's attorney told the panel there were reasonable doubts, urging that his client be acquitted.
The prosecution noted that ballistics evidence linked a rifle found in a backpack Rauda was carrying at the time of his arrest to the bullet that killed Beaudette, and to a shooting that damaged a white Tesla he was driving nearby days earlier
Prosecutors alleged that Rauda was wearing a mask and dark clothing, armed with a rifle, when he committed the robberies, including two at the Calabasas Community Center and two more in the Las Virgenes Water District between July and October 2018 .
Beaudette's brother-in-law, who was camping in a nearby tent, testified that he heard loud bangs and the crying of one of the victim's daughters, and upon arrival found the scientist dead.