Authorities in Ventura County, California have not ruled out adding a hate crime enhancement to criminal charges pending against Loay Alnaji, the Moorpark College professor charged with involuntary manslaughter and battery in the death of a Jewish man, Paul Kessler, District Attorney Erik Nasarenko said Friday morning. Alnaji was arrested early Thursday.
Nasarenko announced his office’s charging decision Thursday evening.
🚨 @VenturaCountyDA @ENasarenko announces that Loay Alnaji is charged w/both involuntary manslaughter AND battery causing serious bodily injury in #PaulKessler death, and "both charges have special allegations that Alnaji personally inflicted great bodily injury." Presser Fri AM. pic.twitter.com/w7DAeNyHd6
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) November 17, 2023
Friday morning Nasarenko and Ventura County Sheriff Jim Fryhoff held a press conference, which revealed additional information…