CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1989 |
Warren Lawson forgot about it. Police in Birmingham, Ala., forgot about it. Almost everyone, in fact, forgot how Lawson shot and wounded a policeman in 1972 and then escaped from Alabama State Prison four years later. But an FBI computer in Washington remembered. And when Lawson, 41, was picked up by Los Angeles police four months ago for beating up his girlfriend, a routine check of his fingerprints caused the machine to dredge up a 13-year-old warrant for his arrest.
October 24, 1994 |
An inmate at a state prison cattle ranch is accused of killing the director, the director's wife and two inmates Sunday and burning the bodies in a house, prison officials said. Kelvin O'Neal Washington, 27, was arrested in the slayings hours later on prison property, said John Hale, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Washington is serving a 20-year sentence for a 1984 theft and assault conviction. A motive in the slayings was not immediately known.