Kourosh Keshmiri Charged with Murder for Driving Into Sleeping Kenneth Jackson's Home

See the update at the bottom of the next page on Kourosh Keshmiri drawing a murder charge from the district attorney.

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Kourosh Keshmiri
ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 30, 9:24 A.M.: We are--sadly--used to reading about drunken drivers killing other drivers or pedestrians, but slaying via vehicle a man sleeping in his bedroom is very rare indeed.

But that's what Kourosh Keshmiri is accused of doing to Ken Jackson, who died early Sunday after a Cadillac sedan smashed into his Mission Viejo home. The 27-year-old driver was drunk, driving on a license suspended due to DUI and had a previous DUI conviction, according to authorities.

Deputies were dispatched around 3 a.m. Sunday to the 26000 block of Pacato Drive, where a late-model, maroon Caddy "actually penetrated the house," Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Jerry Carlson told City News Service.

Keshmiri is alleged to have lost control of the car before it jumped the curb and vaulted into the home. Its rear tires were still in the air when rescuers arrived, and sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock says in a statement to the Weekly this morning that extracting the car from the home with a tow truck was delayed because a natural-gas line had been severed, adding SoCal Edison Gas Co. secured the line.

The man sleeping in the front bedroom, identified by friends as motorcycle enthusiast Ken Jackson, was killed at the scene while another male in the home was unharmed. Keshmiri and another man in the car suffered minor injuries but they did not require hospitalization.

Keshmiri was booked for felony drunken driving with a prior conviction and may face additional charges following the completion of the investigation, Hallock said. The sheriff's spokesman indicated Keshmiri has a prior misdemeanor drunken driving conviction in August 2010 and an arrest from this past June, when his driver's license was suspended pending the outcome of the case.

UPDATE, DEC. 30, 4:30 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced this afternoon that a murder count has been filed against Kourosh Keshmiri.

Currently held on $1 million bail, the 27-year-old Mission Viejo resident could be sent to state prison for 15 years to life with a conviction, according to the OCDA. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

Keshmiri will actually be spending a lot of time in courts as he is charged in a separate case from June 2013 with one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol with a prior, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more with a prior, and sentencing enhancements and allegations for having a blood alcohol over .15 percent and having a prior DUI conviction from 2010, states the OCDA, adding he faces a pre-trial hearing Jan. 23 in Newport Beach.

According to the arraignment statement: "At approximately 4:00 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2013, Keshmiri is accused of speeding over 50 mph in a 25 mph residential neighborhood in Mission Viejo. He is accused of losing control of his car and crashing into a home, driving into the front bedroom where 60-year-old victim Kenneth Jackson was sleeping in his bed.

"When Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) deputies arrived, the defendant is accused of displaying objective signs of intoxication and performed poorly on a field sobriety test.

"The victim died as a result of his injuries."

The OCDA claims that from Keshmiri's prior DUI case from 2010, he "was advised at the time of his conviction that he could be charged with murder if he killed another person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs."

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Seth Berger
Seth Berger

Given his previous DUI's he may be facing a homocide charge. This from a deputy at the scene. I towed this car out of the house that morning.

awakeeee
awakeeee

1) they don't know if he was drunk at the time. The field sobriety  doesn't count in court since it's right after the crash and it might be possible that he was just shocked. 2) the blood test result would come out in 2 weeks so... 3) not sure about this but there was no master bedroom in there, the land lord has had the office or something and turned it into a bedroom. So if this is true that's another fact that would complicate the case more than already is. 4) this is not on the news but there is a possibility that something was wrong with the car and now they are testing it to see if it was the car that wouldn't let him to turn right.

AJ,

David Quesada
David Quesada

Check points serve the purpose of the PD getting more revenue from grant money.

Bob Quijano
Bob Quijano

And he got bail. Disgusting! Shouls be no bail he is a flight risk for sure!

Kirk Burris
Kirk Burris

Looking at yourself in the mirror huh ?

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

There's nothing you've delivered to make me convinced that you're anything else than nothing.

Kirk Burris
Kirk Burris

Your 3rd grade class? I didn't know simpletons got bored...

wachawacha
wachawacha

this was all i got from this story

extracting the car from the home with a tow truck was delayed because a natural-gas line had been severed, adding SoCal Edison secured the line.

wtf does edison have to do with a so cal gas line. fucking idiots

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

You're too predictable now, come up with something original. Look at how tough you are now. South Orange County bitches are as violent as a 3rd grade class of special need students. Give it up already, you're boring me

Kirk Burris
Kirk Burris

Hey Geraldine eat my fuck motherfucker.. Mr Rocky Dbag midget.. Bitch? Trust fund? .. Oh that's funny. Must be a mental midget too.. . And so unoriginal for oc weekly..Of course you have the brain power of slug don't you? .Your Intelligence is not showing but that's normal isn't it? What's wrong pussy? Butthurt from the Buster and Billy double anal tag team last night???

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

Bitch shut the fuck up. You got nothing to show other than your trust fund and south orange count living style.

Olga Harris
Olga Harris

Just isn't. Up to bite you Kirk ass holes need extra sleep

Kirk Burris
Kirk Burris

What a cretin.. Hey Geraldine. Next time don't bite so hard when I cum. Ok ?

Olga Harris
Olga Harris

Hey Justin bite me I'd argue with you but never fight an obviously unarmed unic!!

Trina Dharma Green
Trina Dharma Green

Check points serve a purpose...that is if people stop WARNING others about them in advance.

Justin Henretta
Justin Henretta

I was going to say, hes about as American as you are. PS, that clown makeup is scary.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

How is he not an American? Story says nothing about his immigration status...

Andrew Mendoza
Andrew Mendoza

All those annoying checkpoints sure have paid off those officers should be on the streets patrolling

Kirk Burris
Kirk Burris

Oh rocky Dbag is a roughian . Go get em tiger...

Cecilia Gomez
Cecilia Gomez

Is this the drunk that plowed into a sleeping man's master bedroom out in RSM and killed him?? What a creep.....

Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn

Gerry~I'm sure your mommy & daddy tell you that you're funny. But hun, that was lame. Do the internet a favor & please don't tell bad jokes. #gerardoroblesisnotfunny

Al Luna
Al Luna

People like him get away with it because the ineffective DMV and corrupt police don't lift a finger until someone is hurt or killed!!! Then they have the nerve to blame their laziness on budget cuts.

Anthony 'Ace' Leon
Anthony 'Ace' Leon

How fuck he crash into the house he should be in prison for life....

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

You must be new to the internet. If you're offended easily and don't know how to take a joke then do yourself a favor and get off the internet you sensitive pussy.

Kelly Richey
Kelly Richey

He'll be facing UP TO a week in jail, I'm sure.

Olga Harris
Olga Harris

He's not even an American! Lethal injection is too good for him!

Gerardo Robles
Gerardo Robles

Poor guy, hope has STATE FARM INSURANCE #discountdoublecheck

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

Another day, another Persian who's above the law 


paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

That man was known in the rooms as ken jaws. RIP Jaws.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@wachawachaMy mistake: I had Edison on the brain from another post I was writing at the same time. I've corrected it to reflect SoCal Gas Co.

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