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Judge releases name of Carlsbad teen murder suspect, new surveillance images

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 21:53:31-05

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) – At a virtual hearing on Tuesday, a San Diego judge ordered that the name could be revealed of the teenager who’s accused of killing a woman on a Carlsbad trail. Images of his face, however, were ordered to remain private.

17-year-old Haloa Beaudet's defense counsel denies the allegations.

He is suspected of stabbing Lisa Thorborg on Hosp Grove trail in November. “His DNA was found on the victim. We have him running on surveillance camera [video] away from the murder scene in a time that's consistent with the time of death,” said a detective.

The prosecution showed a surveillance camera image of him running barefoot on the street, away from the trail at 11:25 a.m. on the day that Thorborg died. “We feel that she died at about 11:10 a.m. so that's about 15 minutes after she was murdered,” said the detective.

Other surveillance camera images that were shown in the hearing captured the teen on the same trail in the days after the murder.

Detectives said that a few days later, he was arrested for prowling on the trail. Once taken into custody, a sample of his DNA was taken. “Ultimately, they found that DNA from [Haloa’s swabs] matched the male DNA on Ms. Thorborg's shorts,” said a detective.

Detectives also said that a pair of flip flops that they believe belong to the teen were discovered near Thorborg. His defense attorney argued that Thorborg may have discovered and picked up those flip flops, which was how she got his DNA on her.

The teen's attorney said that there's no motive for a murder. His grandmother told the judge that he has no history of violence.

The judge decided that the case can move forward.

Beaudet’s next hearing is scheduled for January 25th.

The teen is ordered to remain in-custody for the time being.