Vigilante Justice Turns Deadly: California Man Convicted of Murdering Teens for Harmless Prank

California Man Convicted of Murdering Teens for Harmless Prank

In a shocking and heartbreaking turn of events, a Corona man has been convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted murder after a seemingly harmless prank turned deadly. Anurag Chandra intentionally rammed into a 2002 Toyota Prius, which was occupied by a group of teenage boys who had played a doorbell ditch prank at his home in 2020. The impact of the collision forced the car off the road, resulting in the tragic deaths of three young men.

The verdict, delivered on Friday, has brought some measure of closure to the families and loved ones of the victims, who have been grieving since the senseless and devastating incident. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin expressed his gratitude to the jury for their decision and emphasized that this is an important step toward justice.

The trial shed light on the events that led up to the fatal collision and the motive behind Chandra’s actions. According to authorities, Chandra had been angered by the doorbell ditch prank and went on a violent rampage, pursuing the car and ramming into it repeatedly until it crashed.

The impact of this tragedy has been felt deeply by the community, as the loss of three young lives has left an indelible mark on all those who knew and loved them. The verdict serves as a reminder that senseless violence has no place in our society, and that justice must be served for those who have been wronged.

As the families and friends of the victims continue to grapple with their loss, it is our hope that this verdict will bring them some sense of closure and peace, and that the memory of the young men whose lives were cut short will be honored and remembered for years to come.