Lawanda Sockey had been clean for years. She did a dangerous dance with crack cocaine in the 1990s, running afoul of the law on a few possession charges. But by the end of the millennium she was clean, with a steady job and a place of her own. For a decade things were good. Lawanda helped raise her ... More >>
When the DA declines to prosecute bad cops, the only justice families can get is financial
Shazer Fernando Limas, who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and their two children to death in Orange on April 13, pleaded not guilty at his continued arraignment today.But a question remains: Where are the boys?
UPDATE, MAY 8, 4:10 P.M.: A statement on the continued arraignment of Orange 31-year-old Shazer Fernando Limas, who could get the death penalty for allegedly killing his girlfriend and their two young boys, gives new ages for the children.Said originally by Orange Police to have been 2 and 4 years o ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 7, 5:56 P.M.: The employee who died in the elevator accident this morning has been identified as 48-year-old Annette Lujan, according to a Daily 49er story. The story says she worked in the Office of University Research at the Foundation, where the accident happened, for nine years ... More >>
ZerbyUPDATE, NOV. 4, 1:11 P.M.: Family members, attorneys and community organizations are speaking out against the Long Beach Police Department and Los Angeles District Attorney, calling the DA's findings "a complete outrage." They're holding rally today at 3:30 p.m. at the LBPD headquarters ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 3, 3:09 A.M.: Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say Jason Richard Bitz was not armed when a Santa Ana police officer fired four times and killed the Long Beach 23-year-old in Lakewood Monday morning. The unidentified officer, who has been placed on administrative leave, had ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:44 P.M.: The family of the Garden Grove toddler who fell to his death during a Lakers-Warriors game in November has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the Staples Center.Unspecified damages and an injunction barring any more events at Staples until protective rail ... More >>
Joe Le (Anaheim)UPDATE: APRIL 4, 9:11 A.M. The OC Register now reports that the Los Angeles County Coroner's office has confirmed that the body found in the Angeles National Forest near the San Gabriel River was that of Joe Le. His body was found on Sunday.UPDATE: APRIL 3, 7:30 P.M. The OC Regist ... More >>
Almost two months after Los Angeles County Coroner's officials removed the bones of missing Fullerton College student Lynsie Ekelund from a shallow grave in Santa Clarita, a memorial service was held today for the 20-year-old Placentia woman. Ekelund left her mother's Placentia home on ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAAngel Duarte CernaUpdate, December 14, 2:54 p.m.: A jury today convicted Angel Duarte Cerna, 38, of Santa Ana, for the suffocation murder of his wife, whose body was dumped alongside the 60 Freeway in Los Angeles in 2006.After doing the dirty deed that Nov. 6, 2006, morning, Cern ... More >>
Update, November 24, 11:25 a.m.: The Los Angeles Police Department's juvenile division is still investigating the death of Lucas Anthony Tang, who fell from a luxury box at the Staples Center Sunday night.However, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has determined the Garden Grove 2-yea ... More >>
Chris McAmis confessed to murdering the Fullerton College student in 2001. Their families now try to come to grips with the news
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