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Seaside 1995 cold case murderer sentenced to 50 years to life

SEASIDE, Calif. (KION) UPDATE JUNE 28, 2022, 3:50 p.m.-- A man responsible for the murder of Loyd Joseph Perkins Jr. in 1995 has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison plus nine additional years, said Monterey County District Attorney Jeannine M. Pacioni.

Anthony Randall. Photo courtesy of Seaside Police.

On May 23, a jury convicted Randall of the first-degree murder of Lloyd Perkins, Jr. and found true that he personally used a firearm, according to Pacioni.


UPDATE May 23, 2022, 5:05 p.m.-- A man has been convicted of murder in a Seaside case from 1995.

Loyd Joseph Perkins Jr. was found shot to death on Amador Avenue on September 21, 1995, said District Attorney Jeannie M. Pacioni.

"Perkins had a child with a woman that Randall used to date and who had recently ended her relationship with Randall, according to Pacioni." A week before his murder, he had forcibly entered the woman's home, beat her, and tried to rob Perkins at gunpoint, said Pacioni.

"Evidence presented at trial showed that on the night of the murder, Randall argued on the phone with the woman, traveled to the apartment where Perkins and the woman were visiting friends, disabled the vehicle they had driven there, and waited in the darkness before ambushing, killing, and robbing Perkins," said Pacioni.

After reopening the case in 2021, the Seaside Police Department said they found new witnesses and could further prove Randall killed Perkins. Three witnesses testified and said Randall had admitted to the murder, said Pacioni.

After ten days, Randall was convicted of first-degree murder. The jury also found true an
an enhancement that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the crime.

A Monterey County judge also found true Randall had a prior serious and violent felony conviction with a firearm in 1990.

Randall will be sentenced on June 21 and faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison, said Pacioni.

This was the first case filed and prosecuted by the Monterey County District Attorney's Office Cold Case Task Force, which was established in 2020.


UPDATE May 3, 2022, 6:44 p.m.-- The jury trial for a suspected cold-case killer is set to begin Monday.

Seaside Police said Anthony Randall, 50, is suspected of shooting and killing Lloyd Perkins in 1995.

Randall was arrested and charged in April of 2021, according to Seaside Police.

The jury trial will be held at the Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas at 8:30 a.m.


Seaside police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to the 1995 murder of Lloyd Perkins.

Perkins, 22, died as a result of a shooting on Amador Avenue near Terrace Street on September 21. Although police said the investigators followed up on leads at the time, it eventually went cold.

Seaside police partnered with the Monterey County Cold Case Task Force earlier this year. Together they were able to identify more witnesses and find information that they said led to the arrest of Seaside resident Anthony Randall.

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