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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Authorities warned Monday that a Westminster man, suspected of fatally stabbing one person in Washington state and wounding another in San Joaquin County and stealing their cars, may have fled to Southern California. Westminster police said they had been contacted Sunday evening by the Shasta County Sheriff's Department asking them to arrest on sight Antonio Magana Castro, 27. Law enforcement officials throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington were also notified Sunday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
A 14-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday in Oxnard on suspicion of murder in the slayings of a family of four in Washington State, police said. The boy, who is from the small town of Granger, Wash., was in Oxnard visiting an aunt when he was taken into custody by three detectives from the Oxnard Police Department. Authorities from Yakima County, Wash., were on their way to California late Tuesday to question the boy, who was being held at Ventura County Juvenile Hall, Oxnard police said.
NEWS
August 25, 1992 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eighteen months after two Washington state residents died after taking Sudafed 12-hour cold capsules laced with cyanide, federal authorities Monday announced the arrest of a 31-year-old former insurance salesman who they say planted the poisoned medicine to conceal a scheme to murder his wife for insurance money. A 20-count indictment filed in Seattle charges Joseph Earl Meling of Olympia with product tampering, mail fraud and perjury. Authorities claim that the former Prudential Insurance Co.
MAGAZINE
July 12, 1992 | BRENDA BELL, Brenda Bell lives on Bainbridge Island and has written for the Seattle Times
THE VOICE IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE SEATTLE POLICE Department tape recording is garbled, but its message is not. Both shrill and guttural, the voice is beyond gender. Though it speaks--shrieks--words, it is beyond language, too. It is a howl of human anguish, almost too painful to hear. From a seventh-floor window of an apartment building in Seattle's Capitol Hill district, the screams woke a sleeping neighborhood at 2:40 a.m. on April 15, 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1992 | From Times and Wire Reports
A man who said God told him to confess walked into a police station and said he was involved in the 1991 ax murders of two people, including an Anaheim man, authorities said. Lotolua Ilaoa, 28, was questioned and arrested for investigation of two counts of first-degree murder, Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Curt Benson said. Until his confession, Ilaoa had not been considered a suspect in the slayings of Manuel Medina, 27, of Anaheim and Ricardo Gaxiola, 22, of Tijuana.
NEWS
November 29, 1991 | Associated Press
A motorist angered by blocked traffic drove her car onto a sidewalk and ran over a woman three times, killing her, police said. Janice M. Gaston was dragged about 40 feet the first time the car hit her, witnesses told police. The car stopped, backed up and ran over her again, then hit her a third time, witnesses said. The car was found several hours later about five blocks away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND
In a brutal murder meant to "send a message to the drug community," authorities said, a 27-year-old Westminster man and his unidentified male companion were found hacked to death in the bed of a pickup truck 40 miles east of Tacoma, Wash. Pierce County sheriff's investigators said Thursday that they have identified the body of Manuel Medina of Westminster. The victims were found early Sunday by campers who noticed a foul odor emanating from the pickup, authorities said.
NEWS
May 29, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
A man arrested on charges of raping a woman and slashing her throat in a hotel here has been linked to the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found stuffed into the trunk of a car in Washington state, police said Tuesday. Authorities investigating the attack in Palm Springs early Monday on a 33-year-old woman from Arcadia said the suspect, Cal Coburn Brown, 33, implicated himself in the Washington state murder.
NEWS
March 9, 1991 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a murder case spiked with union corruption, political conspiracy and Chinatown gangs, a King County Superior Court jury on Friday found a Tacoma man guilty of arranging the slaying of a union reformer who opposed former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos.
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