Accused Malibu Creek Park shooter could be deemed unfit for trial


Anthony Rauda, the man accused in the death of camper Tristan Beaudette at Malibu Creek State Park as well as a string of other shootings and burglaries in the rural Santa Monica Mountains area, was often called “crazy” by residents in the months following his arrest over two years ago.

Now, the question of Rauda’s mental state is a matter for the courts. At an appearance earlier this fall, officials made a preliminary finding that Rauda’s mental competency is in doubt, in which case...

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