Nicole Santa Cruz

Nicole Santa Cruz writes the Homicide Report for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the staff in 2009, she has covered Orange County and national news such as the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and the Louisiana oil spill. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona who misses Tucson’s Mexican food and desert sunsets.
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A wealthy teen was cleared in a South L.A. killing. Critics say his race and privilege helped him win

The case of Cameron Terrell grabbed headlines after the white, affluent teen from Palos Verdes Estates was charged in a South L.A. gang killing and again in July when a jury acquitted him of all charges. Was it an instance of the advantages of race and wealth or prosecutorial overreach?