Richard Winton

Writer

Richard Winton is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011. Known as @lacrimes on Twitter, during 20 years at The Times he also been part of the breaking news staff that won Pulitzers in 1998 and 2004. He won the ASNE Deadline News award in 2006. A native of England, after getting degrees from University of Kent at Canterbury and University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began covering politics but chose a life of crime because it was less dirty.   

Recent Articles

  • Gas station clerk shot and killed during robbery in Los Feliz

    Gas station clerk shot and killed during robbery in Los Feliz

    The shooting death of a Los Feliz gas station attendant during an early morning robbery Tuesday left co-workers and neighbors shaken in this upscale neighborhood near the gateway to the Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory.  “It is shocking,” said Benoit Hecquet, who lives near the Chevron gas...

  • Home alone, four young children are trapped by fire and seriously burned

    Home alone, four young children are trapped by fire and seriously burned

    Their mother had briefly left the house Monday night, leaving her three sons and one daughter — ages 2 to 7 — inside and alone when the fire broke out. Neighbors saw smoke and flames at the 432-square-foot bungalow in South Los Angeles and called firefighters, who arrived to see the dwelling fully...

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