Anaheim man arrested in connection with fatal stabbings of homeless man


Police announced on Thursday that they have arrested a 25-year-old Anaheim man after he confessed to the fatal stabbing of a homeless men that was found dead last January. 

According to a release from Anaheim police, Marvin Magallanes walked up to the front counter of the police department on last Friday and confessed to the unsolved murder of Sabah Alsaad, a 49-year-old homeless man who was found dead last January. 

Police say Magallanes has also been linked to the death of Onosai Tavita, a 52-year-old homeless man who was also found stabbed to death last October. Alsaad was found stabbed to death in the early morning hours of January 25th. Magallanes has been linked to the two murders through forensic evidence, but details of what that entailed were not released to the media because of the on-going investigation.

Detectives say they're communicating with other departments around the Southland in an effort to determine whether Magallanes had been involved with any other unsolved murders. 

Magallanes was booked at the Orange County jail on two counts of Special Circumstances murder and is being held without bail. When Special Circumstances are added to charges, the state is allowed to impose a more severe punishment because of the accused's actions or the circumstances in which they occurred. 

Anyone with any information about the crimes is being urged to contact the Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS or by email at www.crimestoppers.org. 


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