'Bird Rock Bandits' Could Face Life in Prison for Beating Death of Surfer

Five young men from the affluent beachfront town of La Jolla, Calif., could be facing life in prison for the murder of pro surfer Emery Kauanui Jr., if a judge decides they acted as a gang. Prosecutors say the men, calling themselves the Bird Rock Bandits, have been terrorizing members of the community for years. Their defense lawyers argued last week in a preliminary hearing that Kauanui's death was an accident after a one-on-one confrontation. That distinction will determine if the men will...Full Story
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