Suspect arrested for manslaughter in death of protester at California rally over Israel-Hamas war

A California man has been arrested in connection with the death of Paul Kessler at a rally in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 5, according to law enforcement.

Loay Alnaji, 50, of Moorpark, was charged on Thursday with involuntary manslaughter and battery causing serious bodily injury — with a special allegation on both counts that the crime inflicted great bodily harm.

His bail set was set at $1 million, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.

Kessler, a 69-year-old Jewish man, died from blunt-force head trauma following a confrontation with a counterprotester, amid simultaneous pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrations, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.

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