Ventura's police chief says his officers erred in not responding to reports of a transient scaring people in the city's boardwalk. Hours later, the same man would stab a father to death in front of a restaurant, reigniting concerns about the way the city handles homelessness.
His convictions were overturned; he's in failing health. Will Bobby Joe Maxwell gain freedom in '70s serial killer case?
An appellate court overturned the conviction of Bobby Joe Maxwell, believed to be the "Skid Row Stabber," eight years ago. Four months ago, Maxwell had a heart attack and cannot move or speak. Los Angeles County prosecutors are still seeking a retrial.