ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15NF1732
Date: June 25, 2015
SANTA ANA – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the special circumstances stabbing-murder of his girlfriend and their infant. Kwame Adom Carpenter, 24, Anaheim, is charged with two felony counts of murder with special circumstances for committing multiple murders and a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a minimum sentence of life is state prison without the possibility of parole. The special circumstances in this case makes Carpenter eligible for the death penalty, and the District Attorney will make this determination at a later date as is customary. Carpenter is being held without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning, June 25, 2015, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Carpenter and 24-year-old Moureen Gathua were living together with their 6-month-old son, Kyan Gathua-Carpenter, in an Anaheim apartment. Continue reading