Camarillo plumber accused of 2nd killing while still behind bars on 1st murder charge

Camarillo plumber accused of 2nd killing while still behind bars on 1st murder charge

A Camarillo man currently behind bars in connection with a murder case has been accused of killing a second man.

Rotherie Durell Foster, 38, was identified as the suspected killer of 72-year-old Bill Dean Levy of Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Rotherie Durell Foster is seen in a photo released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 18, 2023.
Rotherie Durell Foster is seen in a photo released by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office on Jan. 18, 2023.

Though details are limited in advance of a Wednesday news conference, authorities said Foster killed Levy on Jan. 10, 2022, in the 15000 block of Viewridge Lane in Granada Hills.

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Foster was previously accused of the murder of 35-year-old José Antonio Velásquez, who was reported missing in July 2022 and whose body was found in October 2022 off Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Jose Velasquez went missing in July 2022. His remains were discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains months later. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)
Jose Velasquez went missing in July 2022. His remains were discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains months later. (Ventura County Sheriff's Office)

Foster was identified as the suspected killer after he was caught using Velásquez’s debit card, and prosecutors said he fatally shot the fellow plumber for financial gain.

As a teen, Foster was sentenced to prison for voluntary manslaughter and assault, though he was paroled in 2018.

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