A father has been charged with capital murder after his two autistic sons drowned when he drove his family off a Port of Los Angeles pier in California four years ago.
On April 9, 2015, Ali Elmezayen was driving with his wife and their sons, 13-year-old Elhassan and 8-year-old Abdelkrim, in San Pedro when he drove into the water.
At the time Ali said it was an accident. After an investigation, Ali was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Just before the incident, Ali had purchased several accidental death insurance policies worth more than $6 million on himself, his wife and their children, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said.
Ali faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole or death.