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  • Craigslist ad killing: Reputed gang members plead not guilty

    Craigslist ad killing: Reputed gang members plead not guilty

    Two reputed gang members on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges that they ambushed and shot to death a man who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone. Markell Thomas, 18, and Ryan Roth, 17, entered their pleas Tuesday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court. They were both charged...

  • Men charged in Craigslist phone ad killing to be arraigned

    Men charged in Craigslist phone ad killing to be arraigned

    Two reputed gang members are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges that they ambushed a man who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone, killing him in front of his teenage son. Markell Thomas, 18, and Ryan Roth, 17, were charged with murder in late October. They were also charged...

  • Cops say one of two Craigslist killing suspects may have robbed others

    Cops say one of two Craigslist killing suspects may have robbed others

    One of two teens arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad may be involved in a string of similar robberies, authorities said. Ryan Roth, 17, and Markell Thomas, 18, are suspected in the killing, and Thomas has been implicated in similar robberies...

  • Two charged with murder in Craigslist ad slaying of a father

    Two charged with murder in Craigslist ad slaying of a father

    Two gang members have been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a father who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone, Los Angeles police said Monday. Ryan Roth, 17, and Markell Thomas, 18, were arrested late last week after detectives connected the Oct. 19 shooting with...

  • Father responding to Craigslist ad fatally shot in front of son

    Father responding to Craigslist ad fatally shot in front of son

    A 41-year-old South Gate father was fatally shot in front of his teenage son over the weekend after responding to a Craigslist ad, authorities said Monday. Rene Balbuena and his 15-year-old son responded to an online post Saturday evening and went to the intersection of West 92nd Street and South...

  • Detectives investigate fatal stabbing at South L.A. Metro station

    Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man Thursday night that has shut down the Avalon Station on Metro’s Green Line in South Los Angeles.  The incident was reported around 9:53 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Avalon Boulevard, said L.A. County Sheriff’s...

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