February 23, 2005 |
A man was arrested and charged Tuesday with murdering his pregnant former girlfriend and her 7-year-old son, both of whom disappeared from their home over the weekend. Hours after the arrest, authorities found two bodies matching the descriptions of Lisa Underwood and her son, Jayden, authorities said. Stephen Dale Barbee, 37, admitted arguing with Underwood about leaving his wife, according to court papers.
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May 27, 1985
A toddler who wandered into the laundry room of her grandparents' Santa Ana home died after she fell head-first into a bucket of water. Santa Ana Police Lt. Jack Nelson said 13-month-old Mary Lou Bonella of Pomona wandered from the baby shower her grandparents were having Saturday for her mother, Maria Bonella, who is eight months pregnant. Nelson said police were called at 8:40 p.m.
March 16, 1998
* Why can't a bike stand up by itself? Because it is two-tired. (Kenia Garcia, 9, Lynwood, Wilson Elementary) * What did the tree do when it took a vacation? It packed its trunk. (Daniella Kaufman, 7, Valley Village, Beth Hillel Day School) * Why do you invite the "R" to a Halloween party? Because it turns fiends into friends. (German Perez, 9, Lynwood, Wilson Elementary) * What is big and yellow and picks up ghosts in the morning? A ghoul bus.
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August 10, 1999
Sunny Elijah Peralez, the 8-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he stood inside a South-Central residence, has died, and his mother said Monday that she cannot afford a funeral. The victim of what police called a gang-related drive-by shooting had been kept on life support until late Sunday at County-USC Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. His organs were harvested to be donated to others.
February 20, 2003 |
My First DVD! Stories to Remember Lightyear Entertainment $19.98 Infants to age 5 www.lightyear.com A simply lovely DVD made up of four multiple-award-winning videos from 1989 and the early '90s: "Rhymin' Time," "Singing Time," "Storytime" and "Bedtime." Adapted from children's author Kay Charao's baby and preschooler books, these nursery rhymes, poems and stories are sung and told by Judy Collins, Phylicia Rashad and Arlo Guthrie.
January 25, 1998 |
There's a new cookbook on the market, but don't look for trendy recipes like portobella mushroom risotto or fresh fig sorbet. You will, however, learn how to make Prune Whip, Katie's Hunt Spread and Pink and Blue Pie--although you might not want to. This is "The WASP Cookbook" (Warner Treasures, 1997), a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the bland, boring and mostly beige food that WASPs have dined on and loved--well, maybe tolerated--for centuries.
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June 15, 1991 |
An Anaheim man was convicted of first-degree murder Friday for his participation in the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in Fountain Valley's Mile Square Park last year. The conviction of Minh Cong Do, 19, came only hours after law enforcement authorities extradited another suspect who was arrested in Canada in connection with the September, 1990, shooting of Loa Le, 34, officials said. Deputy Dist. Atty.
December 30, 2003 |
A woman who convinced her husband she was pregnant -- and was even thrown a baby shower -- killed a pregnant acquaintance and cut the fetus from her womb, authorities said Monday. Effie Goodson, 37, faces two first-degree murder charges and a kidnapping count in the slaying of Carolyn Simpson, 21, who was six months pregnant, and the fetus. Goodson is scheduled to appear in court today. A hunter found Simpson's body in a field near Lamar, about 100 miles from Oklahoma City, on Friday.
July 28, 1992 |
Marcy Williams had it all: her own ad business, hot-shot clients, a hefty bank account. It was time to start a family, she thought. Being no stickler for tradition, and with no romantic partner in sight, Williams, 38, sought artificial insemination and was soon with child. "Women like me don't observe the old traditions," she told her wide-eyed Aunt Minna recently, as they sipped champagne at her very traditional baby shower in a West Hollywood restaurant.