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Richard Winton

Richard Winton is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011. Known as @lacrimes on Twitter, during 20 years at The Times he also has been part of the breaking news staff that won Pulitzers in 1998 and 2004. He won the ASNE Deadline News award in 2006. A native of England, after getting degrees from University of Kent at Canterbury and University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began covering politics but chose a life of crime because it was less dirty.
Man suspected of three killings, four vicious assaults in L.A. homeless attacks was deported six times

Ramon Escobar, 47, was arrested on suspicion of beating two homeless men to death with a baseball bat in downtown Los Angeles. Police are now trying to determine if he was involved in the slaying of a man sleeping under the Santa Monica Pier and the disappearance of two of his relatives in Texas.

L.A. Sheriff's deputy wounded in City Terrace shooting

The shooting occurred after 11 p.m. off Rowan Avenue during some type of altercation in the hillside district.

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