CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1987 |
A man who collected rattlesnakes as a hobby committed suicide by allowing one of the snakes to bite him several times in the hand, authorities said Monday. Mark W. Johnson, 38, of Idyllwild, apparently had been depressed after separating from his girlfriend about a month ago and decided to kill himself Saturday, said Kenneth Nugent, a coroner's investigator.
December 20, 1990 |
Marine Corps Capt. Jeffrey Digman was found dead, shot in the head in his Temecula home. The Marine Corps called it suicide. But Digman's parents refuse to accept that. His death has grown into an obsession, a mission on which they have spent two years and $75,000 hiring experts. The Digmans talk about bullet trajectories and blood spatters. Upstairs, in their immaculate Cypress home, they have created in their son's childhood bedroom a replica of the death scene.
March 28, 1992 |
The widow of a slain insurance executive from Laguna Niguel and her 22-year-old lover were found dead in a motel room here, and authorities are investigating whether the double suicide is linked to the earlier killing. The bodies of Lynn Houston, 44, of Laguna Niguel and Arturo Montes of Santa Ana were discovered by a maid at the Banning Travelodge, Banning Police Sgt. Linda Bianchi said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 |
The man known as "Neemy" appeared to neighbors to be a decent fellow--quiet, always quick to help them out with something from his toolbox. And so they had trouble Tuesday reconciling the fact that Onesimus P. James allegedly erupted into such a fit of jealous anger that he repeatedly assaulted and raped his girlfriend during the weekend and then shot her two young girls in the head after she escaped.
January 2, 1996
A Riverside police officer remained in critical condition Monday, two days after he was shot in the neck during a traffic stop, authorities said. Officer Charles Schiortino, 24, was wounded Saturday night after he and his partner stopped a weaving van, said Police Sgt. Robert Hanson. The suspected gunman, Tyrone J. Kirksey, 32, of Riverside later apparently shot himself to death, Hanson said.