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Charges dropped against son of Calif murder victimCharges against son of murder victim tossed after case linked to suspected Calif serial killer
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) ' Charges have been dropped against the son of a murder victim after detectives linked the case to a suspected California serial killer.
An Orange County judge dismissed the charges against 24-year-old Eder Herrerra on Friday. Herrerra was arrested shortly after his mother and brother were found stabbed to death in October.
On Thursday, investigators said they linked Itzcoatl (itz-KWAH'-tuhl) Ocampo to the fatal stabbings and that Ocampo was associated with Herrera.
Ocampo is charged with stabbing to death four homeless men in a killing spree that terrorized Orange County in December and January.
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