Shooting deaths bring indictment

first_imgA former Simi Valley man has been indicted in the shooting deaths of a father and son six months apart, one in Lancaster and the other in Simi Valley. Randall Clifton Kling, 49, is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Jan. 13 for arraignment on capital murder charges that could carry the death penalty. A Ventura County grand jury indicted Kling last week in the Aug. 9, 2003, killing of William Budfuloski, 53, and the Feb. 24, 2004, slaying of Michael Budfuloski, 31. The jurors also indicted Kling on the special circumstances of lying in wait and killing the two men for financial gain. He is also charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing William Budfuloski’s dog, Moo, and with possession of firearms, ammunition, a firearms suppressor and a forged driver’s license. [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake All the charges are believed to be connected, Senior Deputy District Attorney Cheryl Temple said. She would not discuss a motive or Kling’s connection to the Budfuloskis. The elder Budfuloski was shot to death at the Lancaster precision metal fabrication business where he lived and worked. Six months later, his son was gunned down in front of his Rio Vista Court home in Simi Valley. Last year, following Michael Budfuloski’s killing, Kling was arrested by Simi Valley police on suspicion of identity theft. He pleaded guilty and is serving time in Wasco State Prison, officials said. His arraignment in the murder case was postponed to Jan. 13 to allow time for a mental evaluation, Temple said. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 last_img