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Joseph Awaida (left), 30, and his 3-year-old son Omar (middle), were killed in a DUI crash on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31, in Long Beach. Awaida’s 32-year-old wife, right, was seriously injured and later died as well. Her name is Raihan, according to a GoFundMe page for the family.

A 20-year-old man faces murder charges among six felony counts filed Tuesday in connection with the deaths of a family of three in a suspected DUI crash on Halloween in Long Beach, authorities said.

Carlo Adrian Navarro was charged with three counts each of murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The charges include an allegation of causing death to multiple victims, according to prosecutors.

Navarro is scheduled to enter a plea to the charges in Long Beach Superior Court on Wednesday, Nov. 13, and prosecutors plan to ask that he continue to be held on no bail, said Paul Eakins, a spokesman for the DA’s office.

He faces a possible maximum sentence of 45 years to life in prison if convicted as charged.

Navarro was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol when he failed to negotiate a turn near Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place about 10 p.m. on Oct. 31, police said. His SUV barreled onto the sidewalk, striking 30-year-old Joseph Awaida, 32-year-old Raihan Dakhil and their 3-year-old son, Omar Awaida.

Joseph Awaida died the night of the crash, Omar died on Nov. 2 and Dakhil died Nov. 3, authorities said.

The Bixby Knolls family was walking across Los Cerritos Park to their condo after visiting relatives for Halloween festivities, according to Joseph Awaida’s aunt, Cecilia Ramos.

She said the family was about 100 steps from the front door of their condo when the crash occurred. She saw live video on Facebook of first-responders rendering aid to the victims, not knowing immediately that they were her family members.

She then ran over to their condo, pounding on the doors and windows until police walked over and informed her the victims were her family members, she said.

That video has since been taken down at the request of family members, Ramos said.

Navarro was arrested the night of the crash on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter, but was released on $100,000 bail the following day, jail records showed.

But he was arrested again on Nov. 5 after city prosecutors issued a $500,000 arrest warrant for him in connection with a June 30 arrest on suspicion of burglary and vandalism.

Navarro was scheduled to make a court appearance on those charges on Nov. 7 but his arraignment was postponed and a judge allowed him to stay out of sight of the courtroom while a public defender appeared on his behalf.

His next appearance on the burglary and vandalism charges was scheduled for Dec. 4.

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