Marvin Magallanes, the 31-year-old schizophrenic, obsessed with Kylie Jenner is jailed for life for stabbing two homeless men to death and strangling his cellmate in the Orange County jail
California man, 31, obsessed with Kylie Jenner told court that he killed multiple people ‘Because he was dating star and she ‘told him to do it’
Triple-murderer Marvin Magallanes on Friday, was sentenced to life in prison for killing three men
The psychotic killer had admitted to the fatal of stabbing two homeless men and strangling his cellmate
Magallanes has schizophrenia and believed he was in a relationship with Kylie Jenner
He claims Jenner told him to kill the three men as someone was trying to steal his life
The court threw out his defense of ‘Not Guilty by reasons of Insanity’
Magallanes was sentenced to life without possibility of parole for the killings
A schizophrenic accused of three murders, and notably quite was obsessed with Kylie Jenner has been jailed for life for stabbing two sleeping homeless men to death and strangling his cellmate Marvin Magallanes is claiming he was dating Jenner and she ‘told him to do it.’
Magallanes, 31, said that she told him someone was ‘trying to steal his life’ and he had to end someone else’s to prevent it.
Magallanes stabbed Onosai Tavita, 52, and Sabah Alsaad, 49, to death and strangled 27-year-old Danny Pham.
According to Hey So Cal, Tavita was stabbed to death in October 2016 when he was sleeping behind a restaurant at 990 S. Euclid St at around 2am.
Alsaad was killed at around 2.15am on January 27, 2017 when he was sleeping on a bus bench on 1200 S. Magnolia St.
Magallanes had told police that he was driving home and saw Alsaad sleeping so went to get a kitchen knife and then drove back to attack the victim.
According to The Orange County Register, Magallanes confessed to killing Alsaad in May 2017, when he walked into the Anaheim Police Department.
At the time, detectives had linked the killing through DNA to the earlier death of Tavita.
Weeks after his arrest, Magallanes strangled Pham, his cellmate who was about to be released from jail on a joyriding conviction.
Danny Pham serving a six-month sentence for vehicle theft, was found dead July 3 in cell he shared with Marvin Magallanes, an Anaheim man who in May confessed to killing two transients. Pham, of Westminster, had no history of criminal violence in Orange County.
Pham’s murder inside the Orange County Jail cell he shared with a psychotic double-murderer had the victim’s attorney questioning why two men with such different criminal histories were housed together.
The brutal murder was caught on CCTV, with Pham attempting to push the panic button.
For the attacks, Magallanes was last month convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and one of second-degree murder.
He was yesterday sentenced to consecutive terms of life without the possibility of parole for the murder of the two homeless people and 15 years to life for killing Pham.
Magallanes was sentenced by Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Menninger.
Magallanes was pursuing a ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’ defense.
But the prosecution argued that Magallanes was aware of what he did and knew that it was wrong when he murdered the men.
Judge Menninger denied motions filed by Michael Hill, the defendant’s attorney.
He had filed motions to dismiss and for a new trial, which she called ‘novel and interesting’.
However, she said that these did not conform with state law. Hill had also argued before sentencing that sending Magallanes to prison for the rest of his life was ‘cruel’ and ‘unusual’ due to the condition he was in.
Menninger said that all three of those killed were ‘randomly attacked for no apparent reason.’
Pham’s older sister said in court that the family are living a life of ‘fear, stress and anxiety’ after her brother’s violent death.
She told the court: ‘I have been scarred with a deep wound that will last the rest of my life.
‘Every day is a struggle and constant reminder of his absence… As I sat in court and listened to the evidence shown against Marvin Magallanes, I cannot believe how he did not show any sign of remorse.’
It was also noted at yesterday’s hearing by Deputy District Attorney Christopher Alex that Magallanes chose to kill his two homeless victims as they were easy to find and he did not have any animosity towards the homeless community.
His trial had come after four years of deliberations on whether he was fit to stand trial, as he was moved between Patton State Hospital and Orange County jails.
He was described as a ‘split personality’ by a jail guard with other family members saying the same. They said that he had sudden mood changes and erratic behavior.
A 2019 report claimed that Magallanes rammed his head at the wall of his cell for no reason.
His psychiatric issues started when he split with his high school girlfriend, who was the mother of his child.
During the hearing, Magallanes did not speak. He was asked by the judge if he had any questions or anything he wanted to say, he declined by shaking his head.
The obsessed Jenner fan had previously driven to Kylie Jenner’s home in Calabasas in 2016 and tried to evade guards to go in and see her twice. His desperation led to him trying to drive through a security gate, which cracked it.
He was sentenced to 10 days in county jail and placed on summary probation for a year, pleading no contest to misdemeanor vandalism.
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