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David Lohr

Transgender Woman Shot To Death While Pounding On Door For Help

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

Los Angeles police on Friday were searching for the person who shot a transgender woman to death as she banged on the front door of a residence for he...

Gruesome Text Messages: Convicted Sex Offenders Allegedly Debated Killing Final Victim

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and AMY TAXIN | Posted 11.25.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Late at night, the two convicted sex offenders exchanged text messages debating whether to kill their next victim or spare ...

Suspect In California Shooting Rampage Charged With Three More Murders

AP | LINDA DEUTSCH | Posted 11.20.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of going on a five-day shooting rampage that killed four people was charged with new counts Thursday that could bri...

Man Sentenced For Poisoning Wife With Nicotine

AP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally poisoning his wife with nicotine in 1994 and c...

David Lohr

Road Rage Victim's Son Watched Mom 'Die In Front Of Him'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime

A California family has been left grief-stricken as they try to come to terms with an apparent road rage incident that left a 30-year-old mother of fo...

Suspected Cop Killer Flew Under Radar

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 10.27.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte had a lot to hide. He was living in the United States illegally, had been convicted in Arizona for s...

Baby Left In Dumpster Has 13-year-old Mother

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Crime

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Central California say they have identified a 13-year-old girl as the mother of a newborn baby abandoned last w...

College Student Charged In Mom's Brutal Scissor Slaying

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.08.2014 | Crime

A student at the University of California, Santa Cruz has been arrested on charges of stabbing his mother to death with scissors and killing three of ...

David Lohr

Woman Who Hid Boyfriend's Body Parts In Flower Pots Sentenced

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.03.2014 | Crime

A California woman who hid the dismembered remains of her boyfriend in flower pots that she gave away on Mother's Day 2011 has been sentenced to 26 ye...

Cops: Lazy Suspect Tooled Around Store On Scooter Before Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.26.2014 | Weird News

A man accused of attempting to rob a southern California grocery store apparently cased the joint in the most lazy way possible -- on a motorized scoo...

Fugitive Returned To California In Penis Dismemberment Case

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern Cali...

Woman Has No Idea How Dead Body Ended Up In The Trunk Of Her Car

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Crime

A California woman searching for the source of a foul odor in her car made a grisly discovery on Saturday -- a dead body in the trunk of the vehicle. ...

Mom Accused Of Assaulting Daughter's Bully Won't Be Charged

Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat o...

Pediatric Nurse Charged With Molesting 2-Month-Old

AP | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child, and investigators are asking for the public's h...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

Men Suspected Of Smoking Heroin At Chuck E. Cheese

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.14.2014 | Weird News

Two men face drug possession charges after allegedly smoking heroin in the bathroom of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Costa Mesa, California. Col...

Twin Brothers Charged With Murder

AP | Posted 09.07.2014 | Crime

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1.1 million each for twin brothers charged with murder in the death of a Good Samaritan who was run over...

RAW VIDEO: Armed Robber Knocks Out 78-Year-Old Man

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

Police are searching for two suspects accused in the assault and robbery of a 78-year-old Marine veteran at a California gas station. John Faust wa...

Girl Tests Positive For Meth After Sipping Grandma's Tea

AP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say a 51-year-old woman has been arrested after her 2-year-old granddaughter drank tea w...

Dog Unearths Human Remains, 'Creepy' Doll Head And Other Oddities

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

A husky recently made a strange discovery in California -– a makeshift burial plot, with several bizarre items including human remains, a "creepy lo...

Family Of 4 Found Dead In Possible Murder-Suicide: Police

AP | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California said on Friday they found a family of four dead inside a home in what appeared to be a murder-su...

Did The Hypnotist Bandit Strike Again?

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

The FBI has its eye on you, Hypnotist Bandit. The alleged bank robber, who earned his monicker by staring down victim tellers as they handed him mo...

Man Ran Meth Lab From Retirement Home: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime

A 64-year-old man in Fresno, California, has been arrested for allegedly running a meth lab out of a retirement home. Fresno Police made the discov...

Fake Gun Used To Rob Real Gun Store: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weird News

Fake it till you take it? A man and two teens are behind bars after allegedly using a fake gun to rob a real gun store in El Cajon, California, Sat...

Man Suspected Of Killing His Mother

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

A California man who hung up midway through a 911 call about an "altercation" with his mother has been arrested for her unexplained death. Dispatch...