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July 23, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A woman who set herself afire in a Highland Park street early Saturday morning died Sunday of massive burns, authorities said. Only hours after the incident that led to the death of Louisa Jiminez, a Tujunga woman killed herself when she torched her car on a mountain road and climbed inside. Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said Rubie S. Poublane, 26, died shortly after she set her car ablaze on the side of a road in the Angeles National Forest at about 11 a.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1991
A 37-year-old Pico Rivera man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Saturday after he allegedly doused his live-in girlfriend with a flammable liquid and set her on fire, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said. Ernie Foster and the 28-year-old woman, who had been living together in the 8000 block of Hasty Avenue, had been out drinking when an argument erupted, authorities said. Foster went home and set the woman's clothes on fire, deputies said. When she arrived about 3 a.m.
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April 30, 1991 | Associated Press
An inmate at the Somers Correctional Institution was set afire Monday by other prisoners, suffering third-degree burns over 90% of his body, authorities said. The critically injured 23-year-old inmate, who was serving a sentence for manslaughter, was flown to a hospital in Hartford, a prison spokesman said.
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May 19, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fatal police clubbing of Kang Kyung Dae, a 20-year-old Myungji University freshman, not only launched the most enduring street protests in South Korea in four years. It also served to bring to the surface some of the deep disagreements that South Koreans have with President Roh Tae Woo's government. It has shown that South Koreans still have problems with their new-found, still-incomplete democracy. How the current political unrest will be resolved remains unclear.
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June 22, 1987
A Fresno man was doused with a flammable liquid and set ablaze on a street in Long Beach, but was saved by police officers who doused him with extinguisher fluid. Detective Tim Cable said Pat Thomas, 34, was engulfed in flames and calling for help when two police officers arrived. Thomas was taken to St. Mary Medical Center and then airlifted to the burn ward at County-USC Medical Center, where he was reported in critical condition with third-degree burns over 70% of his body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992
A 3-year-old boy was snatched from his day-care center in Long Beach, driven to Watts and set on fire inside his abductor's car, police said Tuesday. Shortly after a passerby pulled the boy from the car--alive but badly burned--police arrested a Long Beach woman on suspicion of his kidnaping and attempted murder, Los Angeles Police Detective Ike Withers said. Belinda Crawford, 38, was being held at the Southeast Division station until her transfer to a women's jail, Withers said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY
A 30-year-old Anaheim man apparently set his house on fire and then stabbed himself early Thursday in what police and coroner's officials are calling a suicide. A neighbor saw smoke coming from the house in the 1800 block of Victoria Street at 12:27 a.m. Thursday and called 911. When authorities arrived and went inside, they found Mark Christopher Lake suffering from a wound to his chest. He died in surgery at UCI Medical Center several hours later, coroner's officials said. Anaheim Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2000
Investigators are still trying to identify a middle-aged woman who apparently killed herself by dousing herself with gasoline, then setting herself on fire last month in Fullerton, authorities said. The woman was found near death lying in a drainage ditch beside an equestrian trail in the 300 block of West Las Palmas Drive on Oct. 22. Two rabbits found near the woman had singed fur and are believed to have been her pets, authorities said.
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