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OC Gang Member Gets Plea Deal After Evidence Concerns

Leonel Vega, 34, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the shooting death of 17-year-old Giovani Onofre.


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California Man Exonerated In Murder Case Free After 36 Years

Sixty-eight-year-old Michael Hanline’s wrongful conviction is the latest case successfully taken on by the California Innocence Project.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/24/2014


Report: Staffing Shortages Linked To LAPD Backlog Of Fingerprint Evidence

A backlog of unanalyzed fingerprint evidence at the LAPD has more than doubled in the last two years, according to a report.



Calif. Trial Opens For Alleged Serial Strangler

Prosecutors will begin calling witnesses Tuesday in their case against 74-year-old Samuel Little, who faces life in prison for killing the three women who were found nude below the waist.


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Lawmaker Calls For ‘Common Sense’ Testing Of Guns Surrendered At Buyback Events

Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to prohibit police agencies from administering handgun buy-backs without taking steps to ensure firearms are property identified and tested as potential evidence.


Elliot Rodger owned three guns all purchased around the Southland. (credit: CBS)

UCSB Rampage Killer Amassed His Arsenal All Over The Southland

The Sheriff of San Bernardino County stresses that all of Rodger’s gun purchases were made legally.


Students Ying Wu And Ming Qu, both 23-year-old electrical engineering students, were shot last April. (credit: Facebook, California DMV)

Suspects Ordered To Stand Trial In Murder Of 2 USC Grad Students From China

A judge ordered two suspects to stand trial Monday in the shooting deaths of two USC graduate students from China last year.


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Wagner Rebuffs Interview Requests By Detectives In Reopened Wood Case

Actor Robert Wagner has declined to be interviewed by detectives investigating the 1981 drowning of his then-wife, Natalie Wood.


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Coroner Releases New Report On Natalie Wood’s Death

A newly released report shows coroner’s officials amended Natalie Wood’s death certificate based on unanswered questions about bruises on her upper body but were lacking several pieces of evidence and could only determine that she drowned under undetermined circumstances more than 30 years ago.


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Attorneys For Alleged LAUSD Abuse Victims To Detail ‘New Evidence’

Attorneys were also expected to lay out new policies and procedures they want implemented at schools nationwide to protect children in classrooms from sexual abuse.


Richard Allan Munnecke

Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges Against Former Tournament Of Roses Director

Prosecutors decided Friday not to file charges against a former Tournament of Roses Association director who was arrested this week in a 2004 cold case murder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2012


Deputies Debut GPS Tagging System To Map Crime Scenes, Evidence

Criminals who try to toss evidence from their vehicle while running from the law will no longer be able to do so with GeoTag.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/16/2011

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South 110 Freeway Closed While Police Search For Evidence From Pursuit

The southbound Harbor Freeway was closed Friday morning near the 10 Freeway, where officers were looking for evidence that may have been thrown from a van that was chased by police.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2011

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Grand Jury Transcripts Reveal New Evidence In ‘Grim Sleeper’ Murder Case

Grand Jury transcripts in the “grim sleeper” serial killer case are revealing new information Thursday.


Authorities maintain a command post outside Gardena High School in Los Angeles January 18, 2010, where  two students suffered gunshot wounds after a pistol in a 10th-grader's backpack accidentally discharged. (AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK)

2 More Teens Arrested In Gardena High School Shooting

Police say two more teenagers have been arrested in connection with an accidental shooting that wounded two students at a south Los Angeles high school.