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Man Allegedly Killed By Navy SEAL Was Taking Photos Of Young Girls, Says Lawyer

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On Saturday, 28-year-old Theo Andrew Krah was involved in a fight with another man on the Santa Monica Pier. The fight was broken up by police and no arrest was made. Just an hour later, the other man was found with stab wounds and head trauma a half mile away from the pier. He succumbed to his injuries, and Krah, a Navy SEAL, was later arrested on suspicion of killing the man.The victim has now been identified as 57-year-old Kris Anderson of Santa Monica, reports the L.A. Times. He'd formerly worked at UCLA Extension for their Student and Alumni Services and Arts departments.

According to Anthony Salerno, Krah's lawyer, Krah had confronted Anderson on the pier because he believed that Anderson was taking pictures of young girls on the pier. Salerno said that Krah restrained Anderson and told a bystander to call the authorities. When the police came, they told Anderson to delete the photos, said Salerno.

The attorney maintains that Krah was not responsible for the fatal injuries that Anderson later sustained.

Krah is being held by the Santa Monica Police Department with bail set at $2 million.