A former security guard at a Marina del Rey apartment complex was ordered today to be held without bail while awaiting arraignment on a murder charge stemming from his supervisor's shooting death.
Byron Keith Street is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 19 for the killing of Patrick Odoikyene, 47, who was found dead at 2:48 a.m. Dec. 30 outside the upscale Shores apartment complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina. It was the first murder in Marina del Rey since 2010.
The murder charge includes the special circumstance allegation that Odoikyene was murdered during the course of a burglary, along with an allegation that Street personally and intentionally discharged a handgun.
Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against the Inglewood resident, who was arrested Dec. 31.
Street had previously been suspended by Odoikyene, his immediate supervisor, for bringing his girlfriend to work, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.
Street and his girlfriend, Ann Una Bailey, 23, of Inglewood, were charged Jan. 3 with five counts of theft and one count of false personation. Street was also charged with one count of counterfeit seal.
An amended complaint filed Wednesday charged Street with one count each of murder and first-degree residential burglary and three counts of vandalism with more than $400 damage.
--City News Service