California man, 26, could face death penalty for ‘stabbing to death’ co-worker and his roommate

California man, 26, could face death penalty for ‘stabbing to death’ co-worker and his roommate

A California man could face the death penalty after he allegedly murdered his co-worker and the co-worker’s roommate at their Anaheim apartment where neighbors described seeing blood ‘everywhere.’

Ramy Hany Mounir Fahim, 26, of Irvine was charged Friday with murder in the stabbing deaths of Griffin Cuomo, 23, and Jonathan Bahm, 23, early Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Fahim was charged Friday with two counts of murder, two enhancements each of lying in wait, multiple murders, and the personal use of a deadly weapon. The special circumstances of lying in wait and multiple murders make him eligible for the death penalty, the DA’s Office said.

A motive for the killings is not yet known, but prosecutors said that Fahim and Cuomo worked together at Pence Wealth Management in Orange County. Cuomo, who joined the company in 2021, served as a marketing and media assistant, according to his bio.

Prosecutors said a building security guard had encountered Fahim on the Katella Avenue apartment complex’ roof at midnight on April 18, 2022, just hours before the men were murdered around 6:30 a.m.

Ramy Hany Mounir Fahim, 26, of Irvine, California, was charged Friday with murder in stabbing deaths of two men, charges that make him eligible for the death penalty, the DA’s Office said

Ramy Hany Mounir Fahim, 26, of Irvine, California, was charged Friday with murder in stabbing deaths of two men, charges that make him eligible for the death penalty, the DA’s Office said

Griffin Cuomo, 23, (pictured) was stabbed to death Tuesday. A motive is not yet known, but prosecutors said Fahim and Cuomo worked together at Pence Wealth Management

Griffin Cuomo, 23, (pictured) was stabbed to death Tuesday. A motive is not yet known, but prosecutors said Fahim and Cuomo worked together at Pence Wealth Management

Cuomo’s roommate, Jonathan Bahm, 23, was also a victim in the brutal stabbings at the Anaheim apartment on Tuesday

Cuomo’s roommate, Jonathan Bahm, 23, was also a victim in the brutal stabbings at the Anaheim apartment on Tuesday

Fahim was then seen a short time later on the fifth floor, where the victims lived. When Anaheim police arrived to the call of a possible assault in progress, they discovered the victims’ bodies and Fahim still inside the apartment suffering from an unspecified minor injury.

A knife believed to have been used in the slayings recovered from the scene, prosecutors said. Neighbors described seeing blood ‘everywhere’ in the elevator and the hallway. Fahim’s vehicle was also located nearby.

Fahim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries and arrested on suspicion of murder in the double homicide. He is being held without bail and his arraignment is scheduled for May 6 in Fullerton.

Sgt. Shane Carringer of Anaheim Police Department told The Los Angeles Times that the apartment building was equipped with surveillance cameras and some residents also had doorbell cameras. He added a neighbor’s camera reportedly captured Fahim in the building hours before the killings.

Detectives will use the video evidence to piece together a timeline of the murders and the moments leading up to the tragedy with the hope of finding a motive, Carringer said, adding that the footage from the neighbor’s camera showing Fahim ‘is pretty clear.’

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