Attorney meets with client in homeless homicides 

The attorney representing the former Marine charged with killing four homeless men in Orange County has had his first lengthy visit with his client since his arrest last week.

Randall Longwith tells City News Service his meeting Friday with Itzcoatl Ocampo was "very surreal."

Longwith says Ocampo's eyes were "very distanced" and he didn't understand where he was.

He said he spent most of the meeting "trying to establish a rapport," with Ocampo rather than discussing the allegations.

Ocampo has been in isolation in the jail's medical ward since his Jan. 13 arrest. Sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says Longwith was allowed to meet with Ocampo because a doctor approved it.

Ocampo is charged with four counts of murder and is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 17.

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