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October 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Law enforcement authorities on Wednesday night were seeking the public's help in finding a Hawthorne man suspected of fatally stabbing his stepdaughter. Alvin Hunt Jr. allegedly stabbed Naquia Danielle Catching on Saturday at their home in the 4800 block of West 118th Place, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Department authorities said the victim's body was found several hours later after Hunt had fled. INTERACTIVE: Times Homicide Report Hunt is African American with black hair and brown eyes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Law enforcement authorities on Wednesday night were seeking the public's help in finding a Hawthorne man suspected of fatally stabbing his stepdaughter. Alvin Hunt Jr. allegedly stabbed Naquia Danielle Catching on Saturday at their home in the 4800 block of West 118th Place, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Department authorities said the victim's body was found several hours later after Hunt had fled. INTERACTIVE: Times Homicide Report Hunt is African American with black hair and brown eyes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Alisha Gomez
A dog that killed a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend belonged to the stepdaughter of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, local media reported. A witness' video shows the 65-pound American bulldog mix attacking the sea lion while Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, and her stepdaughter try to free the sea lion from the dog's grip. Jen Bluestein, senior advisor to the Giffords and Kelly's Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC,  confirmed to the Orange County Register that the dog belonged to Giffords' stepdaughter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
A man convicted of killing two of his stepdaughters during a 2006 birthday celebration for one of the victims was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prior to sentencing, Robert Lee Phillips addressed the courtroom and defiantly maintained that the deaths of Sabrina Taylor, 30, and Charlotte Johnson, 33, were accidents. He said he had simply been trying to disperse "gang bangers" who attended the party in his South Los Angeles yard. "I think everyone in this room knows I didn't murder my wife's daughters," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2010 | By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times
A 56-year-old man opened fire in a San Bernardino Del Taco restaurant Saturday afternoon, killing his stepdaughter's husband and one of their two young sons before fatally shooting himself in the head, police said. The man also critically wounded his stepdaughter and her 5-year-old son. The San Bernardino Police Department late Saturday identified the gunman as Jimmy Schlager. It has not released the identities of the victims. The incident began at 1:14 p.m. Saturday when Schlager walked into the restaurant with two handguns and approached family members as they sat at a table with their food.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 43-year-old Long Beach man was convicted Friday of raping his 8-year-old stepdaughter, authorities said. Eugene Lee was found guilty of six counts resulting from an attack one day last April at the family's home, said Jodi Castano, the Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who handled the case. Authorities alleged that Lee began sexually abusing his stepdaughter last spring when she and her mother visited him overnight at Corcoran State Prison.
NEWS
August 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Martha Place of Brooklyn, N.Y., the first woman put to death by electrocution, was executed at Sing Sing in 1899 for the murder of her stepdaughter.
NEWS
January 13, 2009
Holdridge obit: The obituary of former Mouseketeer Cheryl Holdridge that appeared in Friday's California section did not mention that Holdridge is survived by her stepdaughter, Karen Michaels. It also incorrectly referred to "The Nutcracker" ballet as "The Nutcracker Suite."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
Laguna Police Department officials said they don't plan to file any charges after a dog belonging to the stepdaughter of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords killed a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. Police did not cite the owner “because it was legal for her to have the dog on the beach this time of year, and she did have it leashed. It was so strong that it pulled free of her when it saw the [sea lion],” said Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz. It's illegal for an owner to encourage a dog to attack marine life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1990
Recently my stepdaughter, a freshman at a local high school, went to the school nurse with severe congestion from a cold. She asked for a Sudafed tablet, a non-prescription medication that she is accustomed to taking for this condition. The nurse explained that she needed parental consent and attempted to contact her mother, father and myself, none of whom were available at the moment. My stepdaughter had to miss her next class while she waited 1 1/2 hours until a parent could be reached and permission obtained.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
Paulette Phillips stared across the courtroom at her ex-husband and told him she had once loved him with all her heart. She had married Robert Lee Phillips, welcomed him into her South Los Angeles home and invited him to live alongside her children. In return, she said, "Bobby" gunned down two of her daughters. "I gave you everything I had," she said, her voice trembling. "You ruined my life. " On Wednesday, a Superior Court judge sentenced Robert Phillips to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of Sabrina Taylor, 30, and Charlotte Johnson, 33. After the shooting, which occurred at a 2006 birthday celebration for Taylor, Paulette Phillips said she lost more than 100 pounds and spent time in a mental institution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A jury Monday convicted Robert Lee Phillips for the 2006 murders of his two stepdaughters . After more than two days of deliberations, jurors found Phillips, 66, guilty of first-degree murder for killing Sabrina Taylor, 30, and second-degree murder for fatally shooting her sister, Charlotte Johnson, 33. Phillips, who was married to the victims' mother, went on a rampage at his South Los Angeles home during a crowded birthday party for...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Robert Lee Phillips didn't get along with his two adult stepdaughters, prosecutors say. They clashed over many things, including music. As a blues musician, he detested the loud and profane rap tunes they favored. The bad blood came to a head Labor Day weekend in 2006, prosecutors said. Sabrina Taylor, 30, and her sister, Charlotte Johnson, 33, invited friends over for Sabrina's birthday. The party ended in gunfire that left both sisters dead. Phillips is accused of killing them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
Laguna Police Department officials said they don't plan to file any charges after a dog belonging to the stepdaughter of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords killed a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend. Police did not cite the owner “because it was legal for her to have the dog on the beach this time of year, and she did have it leashed. It was so strong that it pulled free of her when it saw the [sea lion],” said Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz. It's illegal for an owner to encourage a dog to attack marine life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Alisha Gomez
A dog that killed a sea lion in Laguna Beach over the weekend belonged to the stepdaughter of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, local media reported. A witness' video shows the 65-pound American bulldog mix attacking the sea lion while Giffords' husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, and her stepdaughter try to free the sea lion from the dog's grip. Jen Bluestein, senior advisor to the Giffords and Kelly's Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC,  confirmed to the Orange County Register that the dog belonged to Giffords' stepdaughter.
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June 14, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Being the only all-female Johnny Cash tribute band in the world is bound to raise a few eyebrows, or perhaps in this case a few black cowboy hats. "We have people coming up to us all the time asking how can girls sing that low," laughs Suzi Fray, lead singer and guitarist for the Johnnys, a trio who are on their first trip to the U.S. from their home base of Nelson, New Zealand. The Johnnys will be one of the featured artists Saturday at Ventura's fourth A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash, a festival dedicated to the Man in Black showcasing 12 local and overseas tribute bands on two stages as well as rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson and country star Carlene Carter.
HEALTH
December 18, 2006
Thanks for an insightful article on what drives people to seek out a Black Friday "storegasm," as one friend describes the thrill of nailing a great sale item ["Hunter-Gatherer, Bargain Shopper," Dec. 4]. The only thing I'd camp overnight for is a cure for cancer. My mother and I have completely different approaches to shopping. To her, it's a thrill. To me, it's equivalent to a life sentence on a Russian gulag. My teenage stepdaughter loves shopping. Apparently, the shopping gene skips generations, even when we're not related by blood!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Nancy Eomurian was driving through a Long Beach church parking lot April 28 when she found a man covered in blood lying on the ground near the lifeless body of his 9-year-old stepdaughter. Next to the child she saw what appeared to be nonsensical scrawl written on the side of a container. "I first thought the scrawl was graffiti, then I realized it was blood," Eomurian said. "It was like time stopped. " Prosecutors allege that the man, 31-year-old Jacinto Zuniga Trujillo, killed the girl out of fear she would reveal that he had been molesting her. The L.A. County district attorney's office accused Trujillo of capital murder and molestation, alleging that he had abused the girl for months.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2011 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
He killed her, Joshua Stepp admitted. He slammed the face of his 10-month-old stepdaughter into a carpeted floor, roughed her up as he changed her diaper, stuffed wet toilet paper down her throat, and soon she was dead. But Stepp, a 28-year-old former Army infantryman who saw combat in Iraq, insists that he is not guilty of first-degree murder. His post-traumatic stress disorder left him incapable of premeditating the killing of tiny Cheyenne Yarley in November 2009, he and his lawyers say. Because of his severe PTSD, Stepp was not able to "form the specific intent to kill," his attorney Thomas Manning said.
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