Navy SEAL Accused of Killing Man after Argument Over Taking Photos of Children
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CBS NEWS)-- A Navy SEAL is being held on a $2 million dollar bond, accused of killing a man after an argument, reports CBS Los Angeles.
According to the Santa Monica Police Department, the victim was found stabbed shortly after 5 p.m. on June 11. The suspect, identified as Theo Andrew Krah, was arrested Monday in San Diego County.
Witnesses said the stabbing happened near a parking structure and a bank. The victim suffered substantial head trauma and died the next morning at a hospital.
Krah is a member of the West Coast Naval Special Warfare Group 1, which is part of the Navy Seals.
Santa Monica detectives said Krah first encountered the victim on the Santa Monica Pier earlier in the day. The Los Angeles Times reports that Krah's attorney Anthony Salerno says Krah confronted the man when he saw him taking photos of young girls and physically restrained him until police arrived.
Salerno told the Times that police arrived and asked the man to delete the photos, but let him go and separated the two men.
The Times reports that the victim was found about an hour after the interaction with police on the Pier.
Salerno reportedly said his client is innocent and the scene on the pier drew many onlookers who could have hurt the man.