Lennie Paul Tracey was formally charged with murder Tuesday in the shooting death of his next-door neighbor.
Tracey, 51, of Calpyso Lane in Canyon Country, appeared Tuesday afternoon in San Fernando Superior Court. He did not enter a plea. His arraignment was continued to Oct. 26.
Tracey was charged with one count each of murder and assault with a firearm. The D.A.’s complaint alleges that Tracey intentionally slew Anthony Jay Davis, 51, with a shotgun Saturday at 3 a.m. and personally used a firearm against the victim’s wife, Cindy J. Davis.
According to a statement from the District Attorney’s office, “An ongoing feud between Tracey and Davis escalated when the defendant installed infrared lights on his property and pointed them in the direction of the victim’s residence causing a technical disruption to Davis’ video surveillance system.”
“Tracey purportedly shot Davis twice after the victim unplugged the lights. After the shooting, Tracey allegedly pointed the shotgun at the victim’s wife,” the statement said.
Prosecutors are asking for bail to be set at $1.105 million. If convicted as charged, Tracey faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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