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March 22, 1990 | AARON CURTISS and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A single mother, apparently despondent over the breakup of her marriage and her struggle to provide for her three children, shot them as they slept in the family's Reseda home, and then killed herself, police said Wednesday. The bodies of the woman and her children, along with the slain family dog, were found Wednesday afternoon by friends of the eldest daughter who broke into the house because they had not heard from the girl and feared something was wrong.
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December 23, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE and CARA MIA DiMASSA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Neighbors and family members of a woman whose husband killed her and then plunged from a freeway overpass said Saturday that the couple had a volatile relationship. "I guess he just went nuts," Liz Hernandez said of her brother-in-law, Osmin Ernesto Bonilla, 28. On Friday afternoon, Bonilla gunned down his wife, Alejandra Hernandez, 21, outside her family's home in South-Central Los Angeles.
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May 29, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE and GREG BRAXTON and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former "Saturday Night Live" comic Phil Hartman was shot to death early Thursday, apparently by his wife, who killed herself as police were shepherding the couple's two children from the family's million-dollar Encino home. Officers responding to a call of shots fired at the home arrived to find the couple's 9-year-old, Sean, fleeing out the front door. They took the boy to safety, then returned to get his 6-year-old sister, Birgen.
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July 11, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A man found his parents shot to death in the bedroom of their home Tuesday, victims of an apparent murder-suicide, police said. Authorities did not release the identities of the man and woman, who were believed to be in their 70s. Neighbors said they had lived in the one-story ranch house in the 5300 block of Dubois Avenue for about 30 years. Lt. Gary Hallden of the Los Angeles Police Department said the woman shot and killed her husband and then killed herself.
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February 24, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND and HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A prominent entertainment lawyer shot and killed his two 18-month-old twin children and then shot himself to death early Sunday morning at his home in a secluded, affluent Los Angeles neighborhood after a heated argument with his wife, according to police. William J. Billick III, general counsel of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, killed his twins, Alexandra and Daniel, after his wife, Jacqueline Brand, threatened to leave with the children, according to Los Angeles police officers.
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March 23, 1990 | AARON CURTISS and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Roxanne Jones, the Reseda woman who shot her three children to death as they slept and then turned the gun on herself, talked of killing herself and taking her children with her for as long as two months before carrying out the threat, police and acquaintances said Thursday. None of those who heard her discuss suicide took her seriously enough to contact authorities or to steer her toward counseling.
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June 3, 1998 | ANN W. O'NEILL and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The voice of stuntman Ron Douglas was shaky as he summoned police last week to the Encino home of longtime friend Brynn Hartman, who had shot her famous husband to death a few hours earlier. "Yeah, hi . . . um . . . I think there's been a shooting here," Douglas said in a low monotone. The facts came one after the other: One victim, shot in the head, the shooter was the wife.
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May 29, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE GREG BRAXTON and T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Former "Saturday Night Live" comic Phil Hartman was shot to death early Thursday, apparently by his wife, who killed herself as police were shepherding the couple's two children from the family's million-dollar Encino home. Officers responding to a call of shots fired at the home arrived to find the couple's 9-year-old, Sean, fleeing out the front door. They took the boy to safety, then returned to get his 6-year-old sister, Birgen.
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February 24, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL and MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
This wasn't supposed to happen. Not to Christy, they thought. Not now. Officer Christy Lynne Hamilton. Killed in the line of duty. The words tested their faith. The unthinkable had happened and it was easier to deny than accept. "My sister's a survivor. She's always been a survivor," said Los Angeles Firefighter Kenneth Brondell Jr. "I can hear her voice all the time."
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July 11, 1997 | DUKE HELFAND and SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A young couple who worked at the same Van Nuys elementary school and had planned a life together in marriage were found dead in the street shortly after midnight Thursday, killed in a murder-suicide apparently triggered by their breakup, police said. The bodies of Juan Rojero, 29, and Veronica Acevedo, 24, were discovered near Bledsoe Street and Foothill Boulevard, about 100 yards from Acevedo's house. * Police say Rojero shot Acevedo in the head and body with a handgun before shooting himself.
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June 27, 2001 | DAVID PIERSON and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 55-year-old man shot and killed his estranged wife Tuesday in front of lunchtime customers at a North Hollywood restaurant, then fatally shot himself after police surrounded the building. The unidentified couple arrived at Don Felix, a Peruvian restaurant in the 6000 block of Lankershim Boulevard, about 12:30 p.m. and sat down among a dozen other diners, said LAPD Det. Mike Coffey. "There was no argument, and some patrons said the couple were laughing" during lunch, Coffey said.
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June 23, 2001 | KURT STREETER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wiry 7-year-old and her timid little sister did everything they could to protect themselves from danger. They watched over one another. They demanded to be together every waking moment, to sleep in the same bed. They developed a language of their own. It was a bond only a mother could break. Five days before Christmas last year, their mother, LaShanda Crozier, and her husband, Davon Lewis, lost a court battle over back rent, virtually assuring the family's eviction.
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February 23, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day after Kathleen Anne Hirsch-Jolly was shot to death last week in her Tarzana home, her best friend received a ghoulish e-mail. It was from Craig Aric Jensen, the ex-boyfriend of the Beverly Hills-raised artist known as Katt Jolly. In the "subject" heading, Jensen had typed: "Get some new friends." The chilling message continued: "Hi Sherri. Kathleen Anne Hirsch is dead. . . . I loved her and I can't stand the thought of another man being with her.
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February 23, 2001 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day after Kathleen Anne Hirsch-Jolly was shot dead last week in her Tarzana home, her best friend received a ghoulish e-mail. It was from Craig Aric Jensen, the ex-boyfriend of the Beverly Hills-raised artist known as "Katt" Jolly. In the "subject" heading, Jensen had typed: "Get some new friends." The chilling message continued: "Hi Sherri. Kathleen Anne Hirsch is dead. . . . I loved her and I can't stand the thought of another man being with her.
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February 15, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The former boyfriend of a 42-year-old woman fatally shot her and then killed himself Wednesday in a hilly, fashionable Tarzana neighborhood, police said. Kathleen Anne Hirsch-Jolly was shot several times in the kitchen of her two-story house in the 19600 block of Rosita Street. The body of her ex-boyfriend was found in the closet of an upstairs bedroom with a bullet wound to the head, police said. Police withheld the identity of the man because next of kin had not been notified.
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February 15, 2001 | NEDRA RHONE and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As a 42-year-old woman pleaded for mercy, a former boyfriend shot her to death Wednesday and then killed himself at her home in a hilly, fashionable Tarzana neighborhood, police said. Kathleen Anne Hirsch-Jolly was shot several times in the kitchen of her two-story house in the 19600 block of Rosita Street. The body of her recently estranged boyfriend was found in the closet of a upstairs bedroom with a single bullet wound in the head, police said.
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May 30, 1990
A man shot and killed his estranged wife and daughter, wounded a second daughter, and then killed himself at a Hollywood apartment Tuesday, police said. In the apartment on North Ardmore Avenue, police found the bodies of Jose Osorio, 40, and his estranged wife, Maria, 34, and their daughter, Gisela, 14. Each was shot once in the head, Lt. Bob Ruchhoft said. Another daughter, Maria, 13, shot in the mouth by a bullet that lodged in her shoulder, was in stable condition at Childrens Hospital. A .
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February 23, 1994 | SAM ENRIQUEZ and JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rookie Los Angeles police officer was fatally shot early Tuesday outside a Northridge home by a 17-year-old youth who had killed his father in a dispute over loud music, investigators said. The boy later apparently shot himself to death.
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February 10, 2001 | GEORGE RAMOS and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The bodies of two men and a woman, the apparent victims of a murder-suicide, were found Friday morning in a West Los Angeles apartment, authorities said Friday. Detectives believe an estranged husband went to the home, found his wife with a man, and killed them and himself, LAPD Officer Don Cox said. "We are still investigating," said Capt. Rich Wemmer. "We have multiple witnesses and after we finish talking to them, we will be able to shortly put together a sequence of events."
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January 24, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET
A 21-year-old Tujunga man shot and injured his friend while showing off a pistol Monday night, then apparently committed suicide moments later in a fit of grief, according to police. Daniel Morton, 21, and three friends were in Morton's apartment on the 8600 block of Hillrose Avenue on Monday. Morton, who had been drinking, appears to have accidentally shot Ryan Christine, 18, of Tujunga, about 7:30 p.m., said Det. Jim Freund of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division.
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