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  • Witnesses recall attack by dogs belonging to man on trial for murder

    Witnesses recall attack by dogs belonging to man on trial for murder

    Two horseback riders recalled in an Antelope Valley courtroom Thursday the frenzied moments when a pack of dogs attacked them, leaving them frightened and their horses bloodied.  Epifanio Maldonado and Eladio Lopez said they were swarmed by the pit bulls about 1 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2013, as they rode...

  • Murder trial starts for owner of pit bulls that mauled woman to death

    Murder trial starts for owner of pit bulls that mauled woman to death

    To prosecutors, Alex Donald Jackson was a small-town drug dealer who did nothing to prevent Pamela Devitt, 63, from being mauled to death by four of his pit bulls -- despite being warned on several occasions about how violent and dangerous the dogs could become.  To family friends and defense attorney...

  • Deputies seize guns and white supremacist material in Littlerock

    Deputies seize guns and white supremacist material in Littlerock

    Deputies arrested three men in the Antelope Valley and discovered an underground bunker, a shooting range, firearms and white supremacist paraphernalia on the property, law enforcement officials said Tuesday night. The weapons, some of them allegedly stolen, included six pistols and 11 rifles,...

  • Pit bull owner charged with murder had dogs put down in '06

    Pit bull owner charged with murder had dogs put down in '06

    The man charged with murder after his dogs mauled to death a 63-year-old Littlerock woman had four of his pit bulls destroyed in 2006 after they attacked emus, a sheriff's official said. That attack was one of several incidents that prompted Los Angeles County prosecutors to file a murder charge...

  • Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    A 14-year-old boy will be prosecuted as an adult in connection with the slaying of an 86-year-old woman, authorities said. Tony Donnell Brown was charged Monday with one count of murder and two counts of first-degree burglary in the June 18 killing of Annie Margaret Bell, according to the Los Angeles...

  • Boy, 14, arrested in stabbing death of woman in Lancaster

    Boy, 14, arrested in stabbing death of woman in Lancaster

    A 14-year-old boy was arrested Friday in connection with the fatal stabbing of an elderly woman in Lancaster, authorities said. Investigators say Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responded about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a call about an "open window" at a home in the 44600 block of...

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