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September Court Date Set for LPL Network Firm Employee Charged in Double Murder

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What You Need to Know

  • A new arraignment for Ramy Fahim has been set for Sept. 13 at the North Justice Center in Fullerton, California.
  • He was a research associate for Pence Wealth Management; he is accused of killing his co-worker, who was a marketing/media assistant.
  • Fahim was arrested in April and charged with special circumstances murders, for which he could face the death penalty if convicted.

A new hearing has been scheduled for Ramy Hany Mounir Fahim, the employee at LPL Network RIA firm Pence Wealth Management arrested in April as a suspect in a double homicide, according to the website of the Superior Court of California for Orange County.

A new arraignment has been scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 at the court’s North Justice Center in Fullerton, in room N3. The new date was set Friday, during another hearing, according to the website.

Fahim, 26, of Irvine, California, was charged with special circumstances murders for allegedly stabbing his co-worker and the co-worker’s roommate to death in their Anaheim apartment, according to Todd Spitzer, district attorney for Orange County.

The “special circumstances of lying in wait and multiple murders” make Fahim “eligible for the death penalty,” according to Spitzer.

Fahim was charged with eight felony counts, including two counts of murder and two enhancements each of lying in wait, multiple murders and the personal use of a deadly weapon, Spitzer said in a news release.

Fahim is accused of stabbing his Pence co-worker, Griffin Cuomo, 23, and then stabbing Cuomo’s roommate, Jonathan Bahm, 23, in their Katella Avenue apartment in Anaheim at around 6:30 a.m. on April 19.

A building security guard encountered Fahim on the roof of the apartment complex around midnight on April 18, hours before the killings, according to Spitzer. Fahim was also seen on the same floor of the victims’ apartment the morning of the killings.

Fahim was still inside the victims’ apartment and “suffering from a minor injury” when Anaheim police responded to the 911 call, the Anaheim Police Department said April 20 in a news release.

He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was then “interviewed by homicide detectives who ultimately placed Fahim under arrest for the murder of the two victims,” APD said, adding: “A knife believed to be used in the murders was also located at the crime scene” and Fahim’s vehicle was located nearby and seized by APD as evidence.

“These young men were just starting to live out their dreams and find their places in the world. But an intruder who stalked them and then slashed them to death in their own home interrupted those dreams,” Spitzer said in a statement. “The callous way that two young lives were ended cannot be ignored and we will do everything we can to ensure justice is served.”

Senior Deputy District Attorney Jeff Moore of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting the case.

Cuomo was a marketing/media assistant for Pence, according to the firm’s website. Fahim was a research associate at Pence, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to those impacted during this difficult time,” an LPL spokesperson told ThinkAdvisor in April.

Pence Wealth Management did not respond to requests for comment.

(Photo of Ramy Fahim: Anaheim Police Department)