CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 |
A 26-year-old Santa Ana man has been charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl who died when the suspect allegedly slammed into her family's car during a high-speed chase, the Orange County District Attorney's office said. Aleksander Apostoloic, charged with killing the girl and injuring her brother and mother, is set to be arraigned Monday afternoon. Apostoloic has been charged with murder, aggravated assault, hit-and-run driving, evading arrest and residential burglary, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
March 20, 2014 |
"McCanick" features the late "Glee" star Cory Monteith in his final role. He plays Simon Weeks, a hustler who has just completed his prison sentence after a cop named McCanick (David Morse) framed him for killing a congressman. Against his captain's order, McCanick seeks Simon out. Here we have a police procedural that pretty much rejects standard operating procedure, leaving the audience to wonder whether writer Daniel Noah meant to create such an unbelievably sloppy and reckless officer or simply didn't do any homework on law-enforcement protocol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 |
A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the brutal assault of a 19-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Long Beach, authorities said Monday. Jonathan Britton was charged with attempted murder, battery with serious injury, assault by means of committing great bodily injury, and robbery, according to the Long Beach Police Department. They said Britton remains in Los Angeles County Jail. Police officials said they arrested Britton and a 15-year-old boy last Wednesday after officers responded to a call about two suspicious people walking around an apartment complex. Police said they determined that the pair had knowledge of an assault against a young woman.
March 14, 2014 |
The U.S. Marshals Service never forgets a face. James Robert Jones learned that the hard way this week when nearly four decades after allegedly escaping from federal prison in Kansas, marshals used facial-recognition technology to track him down in Florida. Authorities say Jones, 59, escaped from a maximum security prison in Ft. Leavenworth in 1977 while serving a 23-year sentence. Jones has been convicted three years earlier for premeditated murder and aggravated assault while he was a private in the U.S. Army.
March 14, 2014 |
A man who robbed and shot to death nine people, including Buddhist monks and family members, in an Arizona temple was sentenced to 239 years in prison Friday, Maricopa County court officials said. Johnathan Doody, 39, had been convicted of carrying out what remains the deadliest mass murder in Arizona history. A temple abbot, five monks, an apprentice monk, a nun and her nephew were gunned down in the Phoenix-area Wat Promkunaram temple in 1991. Doody and a friend, Alex Garcia, walked into the temple in October 1991 armed with a shotgun and rifle and robbed the templegoers.
March 13, 2014 |
AUSTIN, Texas -- The South by Southwest festival will go on, officials said Thursday, after a tumultuous night during which a suspected drunk driver, who faces capital murder charges, allegedly killed two people and injured 23 others at the city's premier festival of music, film and technology. At a morning news conference, officials gave a slightly different version of events but agreed with SXSW chief Roland Swenson who said the show would go on, though many of the staffers would rather go home.