Brianna Kupfer's alleged killer charged with murder in LA court

史密斯, 31, faces a murder charge and a special allegation of use of dangerous or deadly use of a weapon, 检察官说.

The 24-year-old was studying design as a grad student at UCLA.

The 24-year-old was studying design as a grad student at UCLA. (Todd Kupfer)

Authorities said that Smith strolled into Croft House, a luxury furniture store on North La Brea Avenue, 一月. 13 and randomly attacked the design consultant in the early afternoon.

Before the stabbing, Kupfer sent an ominous text to a friend saying there was a man in the store making her uncomfortable, but the friend didn’t immediately see the message, 警察说.

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片刻之后, Smith plunged a knife in Kupfer. A customer entered the store about 20 minutes later and found her dead, lying on the ground covered in blood, 据警察.

Breanna Kupfer suspect Shawn Laval Smith seen on surveillance video at a 7-Eleven 30 minutes after the slaying.

Breanna Kupfer suspect Shawn Laval Smith seen on surveillance video at a 7-Eleven 30 minutes after the slaying. (洛杉矶警察局)

关于 30 minutes after fleeing the store, Smith was captured on surveillance video at 7-Eleven calmly buying a vape pen.

BRIANNA KUPFER’S ALLEGED KILLER SHAWN SMITH CAUGHT AFTER PEDESTRIAN CALLS 911

After a week-long manhunt, a pedestrian recognized Smith and called 911.

The career criminal was out on a $ 50,000 bond in South Carolina for shooting a flare gun into the rear window of a stranger’s car in 2019 while a toddler was seated in the backseat during a road rage incident.

Mourners gathered Thursday in front of the Los Angeles furniture shop to remember Brianna Kupfer, who was stabbed to death inside the store last week.

Mourners gathered Thursday in front of the Los Angeles furniture shop to remember Brianna Kupfer, who was stabbed to death inside the store last week.

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