A 19-year-old charged with fatally shooting his parents and critically injuring his 8-year-old brother while they slept in their San Juan Capistrano home had long planned to “kill the people that loved him the most,” an Orange County prosecutor said Monday.
Dressed in a jail-issued orange jumpsuit, Ashton Sachs appeared in court briefly Monday, and told the judge he could not afford to hire an attorney.
His arraignment was postponed to April 4, so that a public defender could be appointed to represent him.
Sachs is accused of entering his family home on Feb. 9 and shooting his...
A manarrested in the 2012 death of his boyfriend, whose head, hands and feet were scattered below the Hollywood sign, made "inconsistent and suspicious statements" to police after his partner's body parts were found, court documents showed.
A search warrant affidavit filed in connection with the killing of Hervey Medellin said Medellin's partner, Gabriel Campos-Martinez, then took a polygraph test, which revealed he was "deceitful of dismembering the victim's body and having knowledge of the victim's murder."
LosAngelesdetectives arrested Campos-Martinez, 38, in San Antonio, theLAPDsaid....
More than 100 pot shops have shut down since Los Angeles started enforcing new rules restricting medical marijuana dispensaries, City Atty. Mike Feuer announced Monday.
In addition to the rules prompting scores of closures, Feuer said city lawyers had successfully fended off a host of legal challenges. In one closely watched case, they prevented a dispensary from opening in Mar Vista, securing a permanent injunction before it could set up shop.
“We have a long way to go, but we have a great start,” said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, who joined Feuer at a press conference.
A powerboat racing contest in San Dimas was canceled this past weekend after one contestant was killed and another injured during a practice-lap crash at Puddingstone Reservoir.
The two-boat collision occurred on the lake in Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park at about 11 a.m. Saturday, on the second day of the three-day event hosted by the Southern California Outboard Assn., park officials and authorities said.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, a lead boat lost control, causing a boat trailing the craft to crash into it.
The impact killed 64-year-old Gregory Wayne Belda of...
Los Angeles police said Monday a suspect in Texas has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man whose body parts--including a head--were found scattered across Griffith Park in 2012.
Gabriel Campos Martinez, 38 -- described in an LAPD statement as "the suspect responsible" for the murder of Hervey Medellin -- was arrested Sunday in San Antonio. Martinez was the victim's roommate and partner, law enforcement sources said.
He was being held without bail Monday pending extradition proceedings.