Saulo Alvarado, dob 06/19/82, was found guilty of four counts of first-degree murder and one count each of forcible lewd act on a child and of lewd act on a child. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Alvarado was convicted of killing his father, stepmother and two half-brothers nearly 20 years ago.
There are special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and lying in wait that was found to be true. Alvarado is scheduled to be sentenced on May 1 and faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Deputy DA Victory Avila of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
The bodies of Rudolfo Alvarado, 51, his wife Eva, 36, and their two sons, Renzo, 16, and Victor, 4, were discovered inside the family’s Hyde Park apartment on April 26th, 1999. Each of them had been shot with a revolver. The gun had been placed in Renzo’s hand to make it appear as though it was a murder-suicide, according to the prosecutor. Alvarado was 16 at the time of the murders, and had been deported to Guatemala following a 2003 conviction for rape in an unrelated case, he was extradited back to Los Angeles in 2015. Case BA439926 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.