WOODSIDE, Calif. (KTVU) - The San Mateo County Sheriff's office late Thursday night released the name of the man who was booked on murder with special circumstance charges after a pair of men were found stabbed to death in the hills above Woodside about 24 hours from each other.
Malik Dosouqi, 26, was also booked on two counts of use of a deadly weapon and infliction of great bodily injury, according to the sheriff.
No other details were given, including the motive or connection to the two men he killed Abdulkarem Nasher and John Sione Pekipaki.
His arrest follows a bizarre tale earlier this week.
Nasher's body was found on Monday about 11:09 on Skyline Boulevard near Sweet and Reids Roost roads.
As deputies were searching for more clues about his death on Tuesday about the same time, they heard Pekipaki screaming for help. He had been stabbed, just like Nasher had been, the sheriff said. Pekipaki ended up dying from his wounds.
But about the same time that deputies heard him calling out for help, they saw a man -- now identified as Dosouqui -- fleeing the area in a car. A deputy fired at the car, which ended up going off the road into a ditch, Josephson said. The suspect was not hit by gunfire, according to the sheriff, and was taken into custody for questioning.