Fraser Bohm Bonds Out While Awaiting Trial for Murder of Four Pepperdine Students
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Fraser Bohm Bonds Out While Awaiting Trial for Murder of Four Pepperdine Students

On Friday night, Fraser Bohm, who was arraigned on four charges of murder and four charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, bonded out of Los Angeles County Inmate Housing Reception Center in Downtown Los Angles at approximately 8:31 PM.

Bohm was speeding on PCH the night of October 17th when his vehicle spun out of control colliding with three other vehicles killing four female Pepperdine students.

Malibu Daily News first reported that Bohm admitted to deputies he was texting at the time of the crash. Multiple witnesses saw racing occurring shortly before the deadly crash that took the lives of Niamh Rolston, Peyton Stewart, Asha Weir and Deslyn Williams, all seniors at Pepperdine’s Seaver College of Liberal Arts.

Fraser Bohm at the scene of the accident on October 17th, 2023.

Bohm was arrested at the scene and later released citing “lack of evidence”, a common delay tactic for detectives to solidify their case before presenting to the District Attorney’s office.

Lost Hills Captain Jennifer Seetoo held a press conference the next day neglecting to include city officials from Malibu, a contract city with LASD and where the devastating crash occurred leaving community members completely in the dark.

Email communication was sent from the Lost Hills Station to the City of Malibu approximately 7 minutes before the press conference was to occur at the Lost Hills Station, 19 miles away from Malibu City Hall.

Capt. Seetoo however did manage to give notice to multiple PCH safety activists who attended the high profile press conference.

Malibu Mayor Steve Uhring was outraged City officials were not invited to address the monumental tragedy occurring within their city limits and the missed opportunity to address members of the press and the communities affected by the tragedy.

The City pays over fifteen million dollars a year to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for their services.

“I was not getting information from the city staff or the Sheriff…we have some communication issues that we need to learn how to deal with with the Sheriff” said Mayor Steve Uhring who gave Malibu Daily News an exclusive interview regarding the tragedy and how he was notified  10 hours after the horrific crash.

This is a developing story.

October 28, 2023

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Editor in Chief, Cece Woods

Malibu Daily News Editor in Chief Cece Woods founded The Local Malibu, an activism based platform, in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of two ballot measures, seating three Malibu City Councilmen in 2016 and the supporting the top two vote-getters again in 2020.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings and a few short months later, provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms.