Man Jailed on Suspicion of Attempted Murder is Implicated in 2 Actual Murders
Photo: March 31 stabbing scene ((Dylan Bouscher/Bay Area News Group)
HAYWARD — A man behind bars for an attempted murder faces additional charges for two actual murders. All three crimes occurred within a period of three weeks.
The suspect is 42-year-old John Regan alias Sean P. Carsetti. Regan is presently housed at Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. Bond for his release has been denied.
Regan was booked April 6 for allegedly stabbing a 53-year-old woman three days earlier in downtown Hayward. The victim was transported to a hospital for medical treatment, and she survived.
Regan was located a short distance away from where the woman was attacked. Shortly afterward, he was positively identified as the suspect.
While behind bars, investigators identified Regan as a suspect in two other homicide cases. He was arrested inside the jail on May 18 for two separate murders in Hayward on March 18 and 31.
On March 18, officers responded to a report of a “man down” on the 22000 block of Main Street. They found a 47-year-old man suffering from stab wounds. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
On March 31, a 53-year-old woman was fatally stabbed at a downtown public parking garage. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.
The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged Regan in all three cases. His charges include murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges.
In addition, Regan violated terms of his recent parole. His rap sheet includes prior arrests for battery, possession of burglar’s tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He has also been implicated in crimes in Iowa and Rhode Island.