Bernard Khalili has a long criminal history.
A triple murder late Thursday night inside a West Hollywood apartment building may be tied to a robbery attempt.
The victims were identified as Pirooz Moussazadeh HY”D, 27; his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh HY”D, 38; and Bernard Khalili HY”D, 27, said Craig Harvey, chief of investigations for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
According to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation but not authorized to discuss the attack, investigators believe the victims were targeted.
Khalili’s sister, Bianca, died in 2008 after she fell from a Century City high-rise, as reported in the Los Angeles Times. Bianca, a 17-year-old BHHS senior, was involved in a heated argument with a classmate over a boy just moments before her death, which was ruled a suicide. Despite the ruling, rumors of foul play have circulated among the Westside Persian Jewish community, according to the Times.
A comment posted at 6:06 p.m. on Friday on the Facebook page “Rest in Paradise Bianca Khalili” noted the dual tragedy of the Khalili siblings’ deaths: “you and your bro.. wow. i’m so sorry. at least you guys are together now.”
The publication states that an area pot dispensary operator contacted it — anonymously — to say that one of the victims might have been a vendor who provided cannabis to him. He provided the paper with an apartment number at 612 N. Kings Road that it says checks out as the unpublished site of the violence.
The man, however, also said he believed Pirooz Moussazadeh, who he knew as “Petey,” was “was in the game” too — meaning he was believed to have had a part in the medical marijuana industry as well.
He said Khaliki “had just harvested” some weed and that, possibly, irooz Moussazadeh had helped.
A 31-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with a triple homicide last week in West Hollywood, a case investigators say involves the robbery of several pounds of marijuana.
Harold Yong Park of East Hollywood was taken into custody Monday after he was pulled over in an area patrolled by the L.A. County sheriff’s Lomita station, the department said.
His vehicle was identified by an automated license plate recognition system in the patrol car. Detectives had developed leads and staked out the area where the arrest was made.
The three men were shot and killed late Thursday night in an apartment in the 600 block of North Kings Road.
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The slaying shocked neighbors in the normally quiet neighborhood, which is a short walk from trendy Melrose Avenue.
At the time of his arrest, Park had several pounds of marijuana in his vehicle, authorities said.
“It is believed the marijuana may have been taken by Park from the West Hollywood apartment following the murders,” sheriff’s Lt. Pat Nelson said.
Authorities said robbery was the motive for the slayings.
The three men may have been buying marijuana from dispensaries and reselling the drug to others, Nelson said.