Hosp Grove Murder: New Details
The name of Lisa Thorborg’s alleged murderer has been released: It’s seventeen-year-old Haloa Beaudet. Prosecutors filed paperwork to allow him to be tried as an adult and he’s due back in court January 25, 2021
–At this time, no motive was given for the attack.
–According to the police report, Thorborg was stabbed twice in the neck, cutting her carotid artery, thereby causing “a lethal injury.”
–Police Detective Josh Bubins said Thorborg had all her possessions and it did not appear that a robbery or sexual assault had taken place.
–During a court appearance on Tuesday, testimony revealed DNA linked to the boy was found on Thorborg’s clothing.
–Surveillance footage captured by a camera at a nearby home caught someone who looks like the teen running away from the park about fifteen minutes after Thorborg was killed.
–Other details emerged, including that police found the teen’s flip-flops not far from the victim’s body.
–On Dec. 2, more than a week after the slaying, police set up a camera along the trail. The following day, about 10:35 a.m., there is footage of the shoeless teen “just kind of casually walking the trail,” Bubnis said.
–Two days later, during the noon hour, footage shows the teen back on the trail, shirtless and carrying flip-flops.
–The video also showed Beaudet walking the trail, peering into the yards of residents, lifting up door handles on cars and talking to himself, according to Bubins.
–On December 10, a police officer spotted the youth on the same trail, peering over backyard fences and trying to open car doors, Bubnis said. The boy ran but was caught, arrested, taken to the Carlsbad police station and questioned about Thorborg. He denied having ever seen her. Bubins also testified that the table where he was questioned was sanitized in case a DNA link was needed. During questioning, Beaudet said at first he hadn’t left a pair of flip-flops at the scene, but then later admitted leaving them. Beaudet told Bubins he wasn’t worried about leaving his footwear because he doesn’t believe in “material things.”
–Police would later discover surveillance footage and license-plate reader data that showed the suspect’s grandmother’s car heading toward then soon leaving the park less than an hour before the attack. The grandmother testified she often drove the boy to the area so he could hike and work out.
–Deputy District Attorney Helen Kim revealed that Beaudet was suspended “multiple times” for fighting at school in Oregon. Prior to moving to Oregon, Beaudet lived in Hawaii with his maternal grandmother, who sent him to a boarding school. Kim said Beaudet twice ran away from the school.
More info…When Beaudet moved to Carlsbad, he enrolled in an online home school, Hernandez said. He was to live with the Hernandez’s for six months, at which time the family would re-evaluate the situation. Kim said Beaudet’s mother was looking to move him back to Oregon and was researching how to transfer schools.
After hearing testimony, San Diego Superior Court Judge Richard Monroy decided to keep the teen held in Juvenile Hall rather than release him to his family while awaiting trial.
Most cases held in Juvenile Court are not open to the public, but state law does allow media to petition a judge for access to some cases based on the charges and other factors. In this case, the judge granted access and took the unusual step of releasing the teen’s name.
Info curated from various news sources and the internet.