CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) – At a virtual hearing on Tuesday, a judge in San Diego ordered that the name of the teenager who is accused of killing a woman on a Carlsbad trail could be revealed. Images of his face, however, were forced to remain private.
Haloa Beaudet’s 17-year-old defense lawyer denies the charges.
He is suspected of stabbing Lisa Thorborg on the Hosp Grove trail in November. “His DNA was found on the victim. We have it running on the surveillance camera away from the crime scene at a time that is consistent with the time of death, ”said a detective.
The prosecution showed a surveillance camera image of him running barefoot on the street, away from the trail at 11:25 am on the day Thorborg died. “We felt like she died around 11:10 am, so that was about 15 minutes after she was murdered,” said the detective.
Other images from surveillance cameras that were shown at the hearing captured the teenager on the same trail days after the murder.
Detectives said that a few days later, he was arrested for hanging around the trail. Once in custody, a sample of his DNA was collected. “Ultimately, they found that the DNA of [Haloa’s swabs] matched the male DNA of Ms. Thorborg’s shorts, ”said a detective.
Detectives also said that a pair of flip-flops they believe belonged to the teenager was discovered near Thorborg. Her defense attorney argued that Thorborg may have discovered and taken those slippers, which is how she got his DNA.
The teenager’s lawyer said there was no reason for a murder. His grandmother told the judge that he had no history of violence.
The judge ruled that the case could go ahead.
Beaudet’s next hearing is scheduled for January 25º.
The teenager is condemned to remain in custody for the time being.