LOS ANGELES—A man indicted for the murders of a gas station clerk in Los Feliz and the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Mar Vista will not face the death penalty if convicted, the prosecution announced today.
Kayshon Moody, 26, now faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of killing of M.D. Mizu Rahman, 34, who was shot Jan. 17, 2017, at a Chevron station in the 2100 block of North Vermont Avenue, along with the Jan. 18, 2017, shooting death of Ovik Oganesyan, 50, at a medical marijuana dispensary at 12480 W. Venice Blvd.
The murder charges include the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder during the commission of a robbery. Moody is also charged with three counts of second-degree robbery–two involving Rahman and Oganesyan and one involving a separate robbery on Jan. 17, 2017.
Prosecutors also opted against seeking the death penalty against a second man, James A. Eastland, 22, who is also charged with Oganesyan’s murder and the special circumstance allegation of murder during the