Authorities are investigating the death of an infant reported Saturday at a Compton residence.
A woman convicted of murder and imprisoned for 17 years walked out of a Torrance courthouse Friday after a judge called her life sentence “a failure of the criminal justice system” and ordered her release.
That August day began with a simple promise: A Happy Meal for a daughter.
Describing the case as a failure of the criminal justice system, a Los Angeles County judge on Friday threw out the murder conviction of a woman who has spent more than 17 years behind bars for a crime that he said she did not commit.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has decided not to oppose a request to throw out the murder conviction of a woman who has spent more than 17 years behind bars for a crime she said she didn’t commit, according to the woman’s lawyer.
As his hands gripped the sides of the lectern and his voice wavered, Ben Devitt told a Lancaster courtroom about life plans gone terribly wrong.
When Ben Devitt last saw his wife, she was working out on her elliptical machine. The Antelope Valley residents had recently become dedicated to improving their physical health, motivated by plans to move closer to their grandson.
June Patti had a hunger to be heard.