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Authorities: Pair arrested for murder after S.F. Airport worker guns down boyfriend of colleague who wouldn’t date him

May 7, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Authorities: Pair arrested for murder after S.F. Airport worker guns down boyfriend of colleague who wouldn’t date him

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Authorities: Pair charged with murder after S.F. Airport worker guns down boyfriend of a colleague who wouldn’t date him

A California man who spent months attempting to win the affection of a female co-worker has been charged with murder in the murder of her boyfriend.

The crime was carried out on the woman’s last day of work before she, her boyfriend and their 3-year-old child were set to move to Las Vegas.

Kevin Prasad, 31, who was employed at San Francisco International Airport, was charged along with a second man, 25-year-old Donovan Matthew Rivera, CBS Local reported.

Rivera served as the getaway driver but is also facing a murder charge because he knew of Prasad’s plan.

Authorities say Kevin Prasad killed the boyfriend of San Francisco airport coworker he desired (Pictured above)

Authorities said Prasad and Rivera could both face the death penalty because a “lying in wait”particular circumstance was included in the murder charges.

The victim, 31-year-old Mark Mangaccat, was shot multiple times at close range last month in the driveway of his Daly City residence, as he was backing his car into the garage. The woman was in the front seat of the vehicle at the time but was not injured.

Until recently, the woman also an employee at the airport.

“She kept telling this guy, ‘No, I have a boyfriend, I’m in a relationship,’ ” San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told the Mercury News of San Jose, California. “She pushed him away.”

Mangaccat worked at the airport as well, until he suffered a leg injury.

SF homicide suspects Kevin Prasad and Donovan Rivera (San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities allege that Prasad murdered Mangaccat in an attempt to have a romantic relationship with the woman, Wagstaffe said, noting that Prasad worked for Covenant Aviation Security, a security contractor for the airport.

“’If he’s out of the way, I can be the guy who comes in.’ That’s his process,” Wagstaffe said to the newspaper.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the woman did not immediately identify Prasad as the shooter because he was wearing a hood during the incident.

However, after discussing the case with detectives, she informed them about how Prasad was bothering her at work, and that eventually resulted in the arrest.

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