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Christopher Goffard

Christopher Goffard is an author and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. He shared in the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s Bell coverage and has twice been a Pulitzer finalist for feature writing, in 2007 and 2014. His novel "Snitch Jacket" was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel. His book "You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya," based on his Times series, was published in 2011.
Man who sent emails posing as his business partner is convicted of murdering him

An Orange County jury on Friday convicted Edward Younghoon Shin of first-degree murder in the death of his business partner, Chris Smith, in 2010. Shin sent emails for months posing as the slain man, trying to fool Smith's family members and girlfriend into thinking he was still alive.

Prosecutor lays out case in Irvine businessman’s murder trial

Edward Shin is charged with killing his business partner, Chris Smith. The prosecutor said Smith’s blood was found on the walls, ceiling and desk and in the cement under the carpet at their San Juan Capistrano office, indicating a scene of "helter-skelter" violence. Smith's body was never found.

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