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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The downward spiral that was Glenn Brabham's life ended with the 40-year-old Moreno Valley man killing a 15-year-old girl he was enamored with, and then turning the gun on himself, police said. When they searched his home Thursday, investigators found it almost bare, except for his will, stuck by a magnet to his refrigerator door, La Habra Police Capt. John Rees said. In it, he asked that his photos of his victim--Desiree Roman--be buried with him, Rees said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bodies of a 15-year-old girl and a family friend in his 40s, apparently victims of a murder-suicide, were discovered Wednesday by the girl's mother when she arrived home from work, La Habra police said. "He apparently had developed a romantic interest in the 15-year-old, which she did not welcome," Police Capt. John Rees said. "However, it was not perceived to be a threatening situation. "The daughter had told the mother, and they confronted him about it" sometime recently, Rees said.
NEWS
October 3, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 65-year-old man depressed over persistent health problems is suspected of fatally stabbing his wife before turning the knife on himself, police said Thursday. The bodies of Alfred and Antonia Cole, 74, were found inside their home late Wednesday after their worried daughter asked police to check on them because they had not returned a phone call. Investigators were unable to confirm "who stabbed whom first," and are waiting for autopsy reports, Brea Police Sgt. Tom Flenniken said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By all accounts, Rosanna Hooper was a model mother. She adored her son, Daniel, a bony 11-year-old who loved animals, throwing his "wicked" curve ball and playing video games. Almost every day the two were seen bouncing along in Hooper's white Ford van, a clunking older model that stalled regularly at the end of their cul-de-sac on North Merrimac Road, where Daniel would give an exasperated sigh and cross his fingers for the van to recover.
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May 4, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By all accounts, Rosie Hooper was a model mother. She adored her son, Daniel, a bony 11-year-old who loved animals, threw a "wicked" curve ball and played video games. Almost every day the two were seen bouncing along in Hooper's white Ford van, a clunking older model that stalled regularly at the end of their cul-de-sac on North Merrimac Road. Daniel would give an exasperated sigh and cross his fingers for the van to recover.
NEWS
May 3, 1997 | BONNIE HAYES and DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police believe an Anaheim woman distraught over financial woes killed her 11-year-old son before taking her own life an hour later by stepping in front of an oncoming train. The mother, identified as 47-year-old Rose Hooper, was last seen pulling away from her Anaheim home in a white van about 4:30 p.m. Friday, neighbors said. It was the home she was forced to share with her estranged husband because of financial problems, neighbors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1997 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A husband apparently "on the losing half" of a divorce case shot and killed his wife's attorney Tuesday evening in the lawyer's office and then shot himself to death, police said. Ronald W. Weiss, 56, of Laguna Hills, an attorney who specialized in divorce cases, was killed at 5:34 p.m. in a business complex at 250 El Camino Real. Police said a man walked into Weiss' office, past the reception area, and briefly confronted him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Anaheim woman who apparently shot her boyfriend and two children to death this week before turning the gun on herself had been described as a "high risk" to the children by an Orange County judge, who nevertheless granted her joint custody of them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who was fatally shot in an apparent murder-suicide was identified Friday as Linda Uyematsu, a 51-year-old occupational therapist who apparently was trying to help the man believed to be her killer. Uyematsu and the man were two of four people who died in violence in Anaheim on Thursday. The name of the 49-year-old man who allegedly shot Uyematsu before turning the gun on himself was not released, pending notification of his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996 | THAO HUA and MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rash of slayings in this city Thursday left four people dead and police scrambling from crime scene to crime scene, ending in upscale Anaheim Hills where they found one body in a swimming pool and another in a driveway next door. "This has been the grimmest day of my career, and I've been here for 29 years," said Lt. Steve Brace.
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