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Charge Filed Against Fugitive In Bride-To-Be Murder

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Omar Armando Loera Valley Village Murder

Police say Omar Loera murdered Cheree Osmanhodzic, 34, then set fire to her house.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a fugitive with murdering a woman during a burglary and then setting the victim’s home on fire.

The district attorney’s office said Wednesday that 34-year-old Omar Armando Loera faces one count each of murder, burglary, arson and assault with a deadly weapon.

Loera, a transient parolee, is wanted in the killing of 34-year-old Chere Osmanhodzic, who was found stabbed to death July 24 in her burned Valley Village home.

Police say Osmanhodzic’s fiance arrived to find the home in flames and confronted a man inside. The fiance chased him for several blocks but was not able to catch him.

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