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Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer
Man charged with murder in hit-and-run crash that killed LAPD officer

A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with murder, vehicular manslaughter and other counts in connection with Saturday's hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another, prosecutors said. Maynor Enrique Varela, of Harbor City, was charged with one felony count each of murder, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and leaving the scene of an accident, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. He faces two additional felony counts of assault on a peace officer, and a special circumstance of second-degree murder of a peace officer. Varela, who is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon, is currently being held without...

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