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Man Charged in 3 L.A. Slayings

Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against a Michigan convict, accusing him of killing three people in Los Angeles County, including two teen-agers shot to death in Sylmar in June, 1993.

Deputy Dist. Attys. Pat Dixon and John Zajec said they will begin extradition proceedings against Torrance Egan Black, 22, who is now serving a 25- to 45-year sentence for killing a man in Detroit. Black, who is also known as Kevin Ware, was also charged with two special circumstances that could qualify him for the death penalty: murder during a robbery and committing multiple murders.

The charges involved the June 25, 1993, shooting deaths of Christian Fries, 19, and Phillip Doll, 17. Fries, who was shot in the head, was found in the 14000 block of Polk Street. Phillip’s body was discovered the same day in the 14900 block of Roxfold Street. He had been shot and run over by a car.

Black is also accused of the July 25, 1992 shooting of 21-year-old Kimberly Horton during a carjacking in Inglewood. A UCLA student, Horton was shot in the face, dragged from her 1991 Honda Accord and left on the street.

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The case is being handled Downtown by the district attorney’s Special Trials Division.


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