An affluent teenager that is charged with murder has been kicked out of high school. According to the LA Times, senior Cameron Terrell is accused of driving the getaway car in a gang-related shooting on Oct. 1. He was still a student at Palos Verdes High School while out on bail until other parents protested.
Terrell, 18, is charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in an incident that led to the death of 21-year-old Justin Alongino Holmes in South Los Angeles. Holmes (seen below) was reportedly walking with two friends when they were confronted by two armed suspects. One of the armed suspects fired multiple shots, killing Holmes, per LAPD. Authorities believe that the suspects then fled in a vehicle driven by Terrell. He was arrested on Oct. 12 and then released on $5-million bail a week later.
Parents sent a letter to the school board complaining about his presence in the school. "While Terrell does enjoy the presumption of innocence in a court of law, there are serious safety concerns raised by Terrell's continued attendance at school. At best, Terrell is a distraction to teachers, staff and other students," the letter read, per The Daily Breeze.
Palos Verdes Unified School District Supt. Don Austin said Monday that Terrell will attend classes at an off-site location. "We thought it best all the way around, including for Cameron," Austin said.
The Breeze describes Terrell as an affluent white teenager, the son of a South Bay interior designer and a media consultant based in El Segundo. His mother's Facebook shows a luxury lifestyle, including vacationing in Mexico and living in a million-dollar home.
Court records show that the senior may have committed the act on behalf of a gang but it is unclear how he became affiliated with a gang. If convicted, he could be sent to prison for at least 25 years to life.
Terrell’s family has not commented.
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