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August 20, 1998
A man who shot his former girlfriend as she arrived for work at a Pasadena radio station and then turned the handgun on himself died early Wednesday. Julio Hernandez Carrillo, 28, of Baldwin Park died shortly after midnight of a gunshot wound in the head, Huntington Memorial Hospital officials said. Claudia Yanez, 20, of Monterey Park, who was shot once in the head, remained in intensive care, a hospital official said. Yanez was shot shortly before 9 a.m.
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August 8, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man fatally shot his wife at point-blank range and then turned the gun on himself, days after she said he had abused her and had obtained a restraining order against him, sheriff's deputies said Friday. David William Schenk, 39, and Heather Jan Fredette Schenk, 46, had a volatile and strife-torn marriage, according to neighbors, who said they often heard the couple arguing at the home in the 21400 block of Wahoo Trail.
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August 5, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON and HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In an apparent murder-suicide that jolted a working-class neighborhood in the South Bay, a father of three--reportedly despondent over the breakup of his marriage--shot and killed his estranged wife and their children, then shot himself to death, authorities said Tuesday. The woman's brother found the bodies early Tuesday in the tiny duplex the family had rented across the street from Hawthorne High School, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives said.
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June 13, 1998
The bodies of an elderly couple, apparently victims of a murder-suicide, were discovered at their home in an unincorporated area near Whittier, authorities said Thursday. Sheriff's detectives believe that Paul Russo, 87, shot his wife, Petrina Russo, 93, and then turned the gun on himself at their apartment in the 14000 block of Dicky Street, authorities said. The bodies were found Wednesday by the apartment's manager, who decided to check on the couple because they had not been seen recently.
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May 31, 1998 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Paralleling the murder-suicide of comedian Phil Hartman and his wife, a 30-year-old woman shot her companion as he slept in the motel room they shared Friday night before turning the gun on herself, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Authorities said the bodies were found by employees of the Best Rest Inn in the Flying J Travel Plaza truck stop after the couple failed to check out as scheduled at noon Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
A 30-year-old woman shot her companion as he slept in the motel room they shared Friday night before turning the gun on herself, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Saturday. The bodies were found by employees of the Best Rest Inn at Flying J Travel Plaza truck stop in Gorman after they failed to check out as scheduled at noon Saturday. Deputies did not immediately release the names of the woman and the 35-year-old man, nor would they say whether the couple were married.
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May 1, 1998 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A distraught aerospace worker who killed five people in his Artesia home before committing suicide bludgeoned all his victims in the head with one or more champagne bottles, also stabbing his wife numerous times with a kitchen knife, authorities disclosed Thursday. "They were assaulted and suffered severe head trauma," said Scott Carrier, spokesman for the county coroner's office.
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April 29, 1998 | PATRICK J McDONNELL and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An aerospace worker, believed to be responsible for the slayings of five people at his Artesia home this week, initially killed his wife, his sister-in-law and his 6-year-old niece, then murdered his son and the son's friend when the two men arrived at the house a few hours later, a sheriff's investigator revealed Tuesday. The staggered sequence of the vicious attacks helps explain one of the case's nagging mysteries: How could Ronald L.
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April 29, 1998 | PATRICK J McDONNELL and DOUGLAS P. SHUIT and TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A worker at Boeing Co.'s Huntington Beach plant, believed to be responsible for the slayings of five people at his Artesia home this week, initially killed his wife, his sister-in-law and his 6-year-old niece, then murdered his son and the son's friend when the two men arrived at the house a few hours later, a sheriff's investigator revealed Tuesday. The staggered sequence of the vicious attacks helps explain one of the case's nagging mysteries: How could Ronald L.
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