WEST HOLLYWOOD—The suspect responsible for killing three people in West Hollywood was found guilty in court on Monday, September 29. Harold YongPark, 35, was found guilty by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark Windham of the Airport Branch on three counts each of first-degree murder and first-degree residential robbery.
The murders happened as a result of a drug deal gone wrong. Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalil, 27, were fatally shot by Park on August 26, 2010 at an apartment on the 600 block of North Kings Road.
Park planned to steal marijuana from the victims, according to court testimony. Authorities did discover three pounds of marijuana in Park’s vehicle. The suspect chose to have a court trial versus a jury trial, where the judge determined the suspect’s guilt.
According to a press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Park was also found guilty of one count each of first-degree residential burglary, person present and transportation for sale of marijuana.
Special circumstances allegations of multiple murders, murder during a robbery, murder for financial gain and murder during a burglary also were found true.
The suspect could face life in prison without the possibility of parole when he returns to court on November 7.