Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and manufacturing hashish oil, which resulted in an that killed a , officials said.
The May 21, 2011 explosion on Silver Oaks Way left three people critically burned — with one of the injured, Paul Lom, succumbing to his wounds on May 26, 2011.
The other two injured in the explosion, Evan Aviles, 22, and his girlfriend, Lexie Hutson, 23, were arrested on Thursday, police said.
Here's further information provided by a press release from the :
Aviles and Hutson were arrested for their connection to the explosion that occurred on May 21, 2011. On June 5, 2012, detectives completed a 13-month investigation into the explosion that occurred at 3624 Silver Oaks, Apartment #B in Livermore. Based on the investigation and evidence collected, detectives were able to conclude that the explosion was a result of Aviles, Huston, and Lom manufacturing the controlled substance of hashish oil.
Evidence collected also showed that Aviles, Hutson, and Lom were actively manufacturing hashish oil and used highly flammable liquid butane to extract the oil. While engaged in the manufacturing of the controlled substance, an unknown amount of highly flammable gas pooled on the floor, which led to the explosion. Lom eventually died as a result of his injuries caused by the explosion.
Aviles and Hutson willingly participated in the manufacturing of hashish oil and acted in conscious disregard for human life while participating in the manufacturing of hashish oil in an unventilated apartment, which resulted in the unlawful killing of Lom.