The Long Beach Man and Model Rocket Hobbyist was arrested for an explosion at last year's Aliso Viejo Sun Spa, which killed his ex-girlfriend and seriously injured two clients.
Almost one year after the explosion killed Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, the federal agents on Sunday flooded Stephen Beal's rather East Long Beach neighborhood and were arrested when he was suspected of being killed by a building. A 59-year-old Beal participant, if convicted, faces a possible life sentence.
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On Monday, at a press conference, FBI officials said Krajnyak entered the daily spa on May 15 when he opened a cardboard box that broke into a fiery explosion. The bomb blew a part of the building.
Shortly afterwards, the authorities sought Beal's home and were arrested for suspicion of possession of an explosive, but were later released after questioning whether the material in their home complies with the legal definition of a "destructive tool".
At that time, investigators said they had found two improvised explosives, three firearms and more than 100 kilos of explosives during the search Beal allowed in his house.
Beal told the investigators that he hadn't made any bombs, and there was no explosive material that was as strong as he had seen the news.
The authorities said on Monday that they now have enough evidence in the matter.
"The FBI and the Orange County Sheriff Division have developed a huge body of evidence to handle huge amounts of evidence," said Paul Delacourt, director of FBI's Los Angeles office.
Among the evidence, authorities found wires similar to the material at the explosion site of Beal's home. The authorities claimed that they also found chemicals in their car that were similar to the explosion site and had Beal's surveillance video on the days before the explosion.
Eight days before the explosion, Beal bought cartons that were similar to his ex-girlfriend's open box.
On Monday, the street near Beal's home was stopped by the FBI.
Steve Young's friend and neighbor said Beal was a "good neighbor" who often worked on rocket models. Young said he shook his statements.
"It was a quiet man, I would never have seen that he was angry with someone," Young said. – The picture seems very difficult.
Beal told investigators that he and Krajnyak had recently split up their exclusivity and finances, according to a statement made to the court by the FBI agent. The two business partners remained.
Krajnyak, a mother and authorized beautician, has just returned to California when she killed her family in Hungary when she was killed.
After Krajnyak's death, the authorities raised new questions about the death of Beal's wife Christine Beal He died in 2008 a few weeks after falling down a stairs carrying a heavy piece of furniture with her husband.
The Los Angeles County Coronation Bureau said it was unclear whether death could be linked to trauma, but he said there were no signs of a bad game and considered "not determined." lead poisoning.
Stephen Beal later won $ 550,000 against a life insurance company that refused his claim after death was not an accident.
In a statement made on Monday, Long Beach Police said last year's investigators investigated the death of Christine Beal, but found no evidence of bad play.
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