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Four arrested in swap meet murder
VICTORVILLE • Authorities have arrested all four Compton men charged with shooting a Victorville Indoor Swap Meet business owner to death on March 26.
Larry Fradiue, Raymond Fradiue, Randy Rollins and Deonta Walker are all scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court for a pre-preliminary hearing on Jan. 10. They are charged with the murder of 58-year-old Inho Lee of Victorville, robbery and participation in a criminal street gang.
They were eligible for the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole, but Deputy District Attorney Mari Braun said her office wouldn’t seek capital punishment. The prosecution is still reviewing whether to pursue life in prison without the possibility of parole, Braun said.
According to witnesses and sheriff’s reports, four men entered the Indoor Swap Meet on La Paz Drive near Seventh Street armed with handguns and began smashing the display cases on a jewelry shop. Lee, who owned a tool shop, followed the foursome outside before one of them shot at the victim several times.
Rescuers transported Lee to a local hospital where he later died. The victim was formerly a police officer in Korea.
The robbers jumped into a waiting white Jeep Cherokee, which was found several hours later abandoned in Compton, according to sheriff’s officials.
Larry Fradiue, 22, and Rollins, 18, were arrested in May in Columbus, Ga., officials said. Walker, 19, was arrested in Hobbs, N.M. on Oct. 4, while Raymond Fradiue, 22, was captured in San Bernardino on Oct. 19, according to sheriff’s online records.
Authorities are still investigating a fifth man who’s believed to be the group’s lookout and getaway driver, Braun said.
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