A 38-year-old homeless man suspected of setting another man on fire as he sat in his SUV outside a Long Beach 7-Eleven was charged Tuesday with capital murder.
Raymond Sean Clark was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Clark also was charged with special circumstance murder and arson causing great bodily injury for the April 12 attack that killed Jerry Payne, 63.
The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Authorities accused Clark of walking up to Payne, who was sitting inside his green Toyota 4-runner at the time, and tossing a flammable substance inside. The vehicle and Payne caught fire.