LODI, Calif. (KTXL) — A man suspected of stabbing two teenagers to death in a Lodi park was in court for an arraignment hearing on Thursday.
The coroner’s office identified the victims as 17-year-old Skyler McConnell and 16-year-old Chimera Skaggs.
Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, Lodi officers said they found McConnell and Skaggs dead in the area of East Harney Lane, near the railroad tracks that run along Salas Park.
Lodi police said they later contacted 29-year-old Randall Allenbaugh in the park and arrested him on suspicion of killing the two teenagers.
In court Thursday, Allenbaugh was arraigned on two charges of homicide with special enhancements.
Investigators believe Allenbaugh knew the victims, but police have not provided any additional information about their relationship or a motive behind the deadly stabbings.
Skagg’s mother was visibly upset leaving the courtroom.
“They were good kids,” Skagg’s mother said. “That’s all we have to say right now.”
Allenbaugh served in the Army as an infantryman from October 2011 to November 2013, holding the rank of private, a U.S. Army spokesperson told FOX40. He did not have any deployments.