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3 to Be Arraigned in Killing of School Administrator

News in Brief: A summary of developments across Los
Angeles County | Community News File / Long Beach

April 28, 1998

A May 21 preliminary hearing has been set for three people accused of murdering a Downey high school vice principal at his Long Beach home, Deputy Dist. Atty. Shawn Randolph said Monday.

Alex Freddy Vega, 42, Monica Mary Chavez, 40, and Gilbert Raul Rubio, 36, all of Los Angeles, will be arraigned in Long Beach Municipal Court on murder charges in the death of George Blackwell. The school administrator died Jan. 12 during a robbery and burglary, Randolph said.

Blackwell had been a vice principal at Earl Warren High School for eight years and also was a Downey elementary school principal. He was found dead in his Long Beach home after neighbors heard a series of shots during the night.

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