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Elderly Woman Stabs Senior Home Neighbor In Fight Over Cat

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

An elderly woman is recovering in the hospital and another was in police custody after a dispute between neighbors turned violent at a senior living f...

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

Man Killed By Cops Left Note Telling Them Not To Blame Themselves

Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suici...

San Francisco Police Shooting: Cops Kill Man Holding Air Gun

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including on...

1-Year-Old Child Fatally Stabbed In California Knife Attack

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

A 1-year-old boy is dead and his father seriously injured following a knife attack at a California home early Friday morning. According to the Vent...

Second Suspect In Los Angeles Police Patrol Car Shooting Arrested

AP | Posted 01.01.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Wednesday after a weekend shooting in which Los Angeles police officers came under fire. James Bro...

Even After Release From Prison, Offenders Continue To Pay For Their Crimes

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Although many states across the U.S. reserve the right to impose adult punishment on juveniles, an ugly pattern has emerged for those who are taken in...

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 01.14.2015 | 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...