Crime & Justice

2 charged in murder of Fullerton couple and their friend

Josh Acosta (left), 21, and Frank Felix (right), 25, were arrested in connection with three murders that occurred in Fullerton on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.
Josh Acosta (left), 21, and Frank Felix (right), 25, were arrested in connection with three murders that occurred in Fullerton on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.
courtesy of the Fullerton Police Department

Joshua Acosta, 21, and Frank Felix, 25, were charged Tuesday in connection with the murders of three people in Fullerton, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office. They face three felony counts of special circumstances murder for committing multiple murders.

Acosta and Felix allegedly entered the Fullerton home of Jennifer Goodwill-Yost, 39, and her husband Christopher Yost, 34, in the early morning hours Saturday. Acosta and Felix allegedly murdered the couple, as well as the couple's friend Arthur Boucher, 28.

If convicted, Acosta and Felix face a minimum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The two are ineligible for bail.

A 17-year-old girl was also booked on murder and conspiracy charges on Monday following the arrest of all three, allegedly in connection with the killings.

Acosta also faces additional sentencing enhancements for discharging a firearm causing death.