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LASD - Malibu/Lost Hills Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday March 22nd, 2012 :: 03:31 p.m. PDT
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57-yr old Calabasas man charged with March 8 shooting murder of his mother's boyfriend

News Release - Office of Los Angeles County District Attorney

Thurs, March 22, 2012

Calabasas man charged with March 8 shooting murder

A Calabasas man accused of shooting his mother’s boyfriend was arraigned today on an amended complaint, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Randy Robert Williams, 57 (dob 6/12/54), pleaded not guilty to one count of murder with a special allegation that the defendant personally used a firearm causing death.

Williams was originally charged on March 9 with one count of assault with a firearm with allegations of personal use of a firearm and great bodily injury. He is charged in case No. LA070391.

The complaint was amended today to reflect the death of victim John Costilla, 50, who the defendant allegedly shot in the neck. The injured victim lived for more than a week after the shooting but, thereafter, was taken off of life support, prosecutors said.

An argument between the victim and the defendant’s mother preceded the fatal shooting, according to authorities.

Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Karen Nudell set Williams’ bail at $2 million. The case is assigned to Deputy District Attorney Michele Pincus of the Van Nuys Branch Office.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

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Shiara Dávila-Morales
Media Relations Division
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
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(213) 974-3528
http://da.lacounty.gov

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Friday March 9th, 2012 :: 08:57 a.m. PST

Suspect Arrested For Attempted Murder Following Shooting in Calabasas



Malibu/Lost Hills Station deputies received a call of a possible gunshot victim near the 23700 Block of Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, Thursday, March 08, 2012 about 7:17 AM

Upon their arrival they found a male White adult victim in his fifties suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to his neck.

The victim was transported to a local hospital via ambulance for treatment.

The deputies' investigation led to the arrest of Fifty-seven year-old Calabasas resident Randy Williams. He was subsequently booked at Lost Hills Sheriff's Station for Attempted Murder and is being held on $500,000 bail.

The investigation is ongoing. The incident appears to be related to a domestic dispute, and there are no outstanding suspects.

The investigation is being handled by Detective Dunn from the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.

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Authored by Lieutenant Weber

Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station
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