Raveesh Kumra's Use of Hookers Lead to Homicide: Court Docs

Friday, Feb 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:11 PM PDT
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Prostitute Not Connected to Monte Sereno Homicide

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Raveesh Kumra, 66, of Monte Sereno

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First of Three Monte Sereno Murder Suspects Appears in Court

There are new details in the murder of a controversial South Bay millionaire. One of the three suspects accused of killing Ravi Kumra and beating his ex-wife during a home invasion robbery made his first court appearance Wednesday. NBC Bay Area's Kris Sanchez reports.

Prostitute Not Connected to Monte Sereno Homicide

John Ambrosio, the attorney for Raven Chanel Dixon, says his client has nothing to do with the murder of Ravi Kumra of Monte Sereno. She is in custody on prostitution, drug and "accessory after the fact" charges.
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New court documents released Friday show new details in the high profile murder in the Santa Clara County town of Monte Sereno.

On Nov. 30, 2012 Raveesh Kumra and his estranged wife were bound and gagged during a home invasion robbery. Investigators said the night ended with at least three robbers getting away with stolen goods, Kumra dead on the kitchen floor and his estranged wife injured.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the crime, and police said more arrests are possible.

Lukis Anderson, Javier Garcia, Deangelo Austin and Raven Dixon all face charges in connection to the homicide. 

The documents released Friday show some of the DNA evidence police gathered that lead them to the suspects and it points to the connection between the suspects and the victim. The link, according to the documents, is Kumra's well known use of prostitutes.

One of the alleged prostitutes, is one of the suspects under arrest  - 22 year old Dixon.

The criminal documents state the Dixon's cell phone had many photos of Kumra's Monte Sereno mansion. The document shows she tried to get together with Kumra many times in the months before he was killed and he refused her.

Dixon's attorney, John Ambrosio, declined comment on Friday, saying he needed to talk to his client first about the newly public documents

Investigators also said Dixon she was connected to the other suspects, who police said are members of a gang who has in the past robbed homes specifically in the Asian and Indian communities.

The "statement of facts" also shows DNA found in the Kumra home put the male suspects at the scene of the crime. 

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