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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 fatally shot and 2 wounded as fight breaks out at Compton funeral

One of the men in attendance insulted a woman, authorities said. The ensuing argument spilled outside, where one man pulled a gun, shot three men and then ran away.

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.

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