By Edwin Folven, 6/24/2010
A 44-year-old female suspect was charged on June 21 for the 2008 murder of an aspiring model and actress in Santa Monica.
Deputy District Attorney Halim Dhanidina, of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office’s Major Crimes Division, said Kelly Soo Park has been charged with one count of murder. Park was arrested in Camarillo on June 17 for murdering Juliana Redding, 21.
Park allegedly entered Redding’s Santa Monica apartment on March 15, 2008 and physically assaulted her, causing her death.
Though the defendant was staying in Camarillo at the time of her arrest, state records show her city of residence as Thousand Oaks, prosecutors said.
Redding moved to Southern California from Tucson, Arizona to pursue a modeling and acting career. Bail for Park was set at $1 million. The defendant faces a maximum prison term of 25 years to life if convicted.