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Itzcoatl Ocampo Planned to Frame Former Friend for Murders

Itzcoatl Ocampo/Anaheim PD
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Itzcoatl Ocampo, the man accused of the murder of at least four homeless men in Orange County, told police that he intended to frame a former friend in two other killings -- the friend's mother and brother.

L.A. Now reports that during an interrogation, Ocampo, 23, explained to police how he went to his former friend, Eder Herrera's, house, with the intention of killing Herrera's mother and brother then Herrera himself, with the intention of making the entire scene look like a murder-suicide.

Ocampo's plan was thwarted when he arrived to find his friend not at home, but he went forward with killing Raquel Estrada, 54, and Juan Carlos Herrera, 34, regardless.

Ocampo was caught by onlookers after killing the fourth homeless man, and taken into custody.