A 21-year-old man was charged with murder Thursday in connection with the fatal beating of his 84-year-old relative.
An inmate from Riverside County serving time at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, is accused of fatally beating another prisoner.
A judge on Friday ordered an Iraqi immigrant to stand trial in California in the killing of his wife, whose fatal beating prompted international condemnation because it had appeared to be a hate crime.
A Pasadena man entered a no contest on Friday to charges stemming from the fatal beating of a 16-month-old German shepherd last year.
An Orange County judge has sentenced a man to 16 years to life in prison for a homeless encampment murder in which the victim was beaten, stomped on and smashed with a boulder.
Jury selection got under way Thursday for the trial of a Moreno Valley man accused of fatally beating his 2-year-old son in April 2010.
Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers has been placed on medical leave in the wake of the death of a 37-year-old homeless man with schizophrenia.
A 33-year-old Cypress man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life for fatally beating his 2-year-old niece.