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Kylie Jenner's schizophrenic stalker who killed 3 and claimed she asked him to do it gets life in prison

Marvin Magallanes, 31, murdered 52-year-old Onosai Tavita and Sabah Alsaad, 49, and also strangled a cellmate named Danny Pham
Marvin Magallanes claimed that Kylie Jenner instructed him to carry out the murders (Anaheim Police Department and Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Marvin Magallanes claimed that Kylie Jenner instructed him to carry out the murders (Anaheim Police Department and Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: A schizophrenic man has been sentenced on Thursday, September 8, after he was found guilty of the murders of three men. Obsessed with Kylie Jenner, Marvin Magallanes claimed himself to be his boyfriend. He had also claimed that he carried out the murders because the 25-year-old businesswoman asked him to do it.

As per reports, the 31-year-old said that Kylie asked him to take someone’s life, or his own would be cut short. Magallanes had murdered the 52-year-old Onosai Tavita and Sabah Alsaad, 49, and had also strangled a cellmate named Danny Pham. His first victim was Tavita, whom he fatally stabbed in October 2016 while he was sleeping outside a restaurant at 990 S. Euclid St in Anaheim.


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Months later in January 2017, the man’s next target was Alsaad. He was also killed in his sleep on a bus bench on 1200 S.Magnolia St. After his arrest, the killer had apparently told investigators that he saw an asleep Alsaad while going home. But he returned with a kitchen knife to stab him.

Magallanes’ unhinged murders did not end there. Once behind bars, he cut short Pham’s life too by strangling him in July 2017. Pham was about to get released after serving a 180-day sentence for car theft. The Daily Mail reported that the horrific incident was “caught on CCTV, with Pham attempting to push the panic button.”

In August this year, the criminal was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and one of second-degree murder after years of delay owing to his mental illness. Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Menninger awarded him consecutive terms of life without parole along with 17 years of life imprisonment.

Menninger’s ruling came after she refuted motions for a new trial filed by Magallanes’ lawyer, Michael Hill. The judge reportedly called the requests of the defendant’s attorney “novel and interesting” but not in accordance with the state law. She also asserted that the man's three victims were “randomly attacked for no apparent reason”.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Pham’s elder sister Tina Wu, who was in court, told the judge, “To articulate the impact that this horrific crime has had on me is indescribable. The death of my brother has affected my entire family, and has caused us all to live a life full of fear, stress and anxiety.” Wu also described Magallanes as a “selfish, disrespectful, brutal, violent and careless” person but noted that she’s “praying” for him and is “working on forgiveness.”

Remembering her brother, Wu added, “I carried, bathed and changed his diapers. I witnessed his first steps and when he lost a tooth. Just like most boys, he loved video games and sports. He enjoyed basketball and baseball. He loved eating American food and his favorite was an In-N-Out burger and fries animal style. He was always up for something new and even tried ice skating with the family as a fun activity.”

Magallanes was earlier awarded ten days behind bars and placed on summary probation for a year after he tried to break into Kylie Jenner's Calabasas home in 2016.