A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife’s body in boiling water.
Officials are calling a deputy sheriff from the Lomita station a hero for helping save the lives of an elderly couple.
Family and friends mourned the loss of a Santa Cruz police detective from the Southland who was gunned down Tuesday.
Two Santa Cruz police officers were shot and killed Tuesday, including a detective who grew up in Southern California.
Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a woman who was pronounced dead at a South Bay hospital.
A judge warned a former Lomita restaurant owner convicted of second-degree murder involving the October 2009 disappearance of his wife against representing himself in court on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney has released the audio recording of a former Lomita restaurant owner describing to investigators how he killed his wife, then cooked her body.
A former Lomita restaurant owner and chef was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the death of his wife.
The case of a former Lomita restaurant owner who told sheriff’s detectives he bound his wife with duct tape, panicked when he found she was dead and “cooked” her body for four days to get rid of her remains has been given to a jury to deliberate.
A Lomita chef on trial for his wife’s murder told sheriff’s investigators that they couldn’t find his wife’s body because he had slow-cooked it for days in boiling water until little was left but her skull.
Police say they’ve solved a ring of home burglaries in the Rancho Palos Verdes area after they arrested four gang members they believe were responsible for the crimes.
An 18-year-old Lomita man and two 17-year-old friends were arrested Monday for smashing more than 30 windows on vehicles, businesses and homes in the Torrance and Lomita areas.
A man who jumped from a cliff in Rancho Palos Verdes while under the surveillance of sheriff’s detectives has pleaded not guilty in the murder of his wife.
Authorities say a parolee has been arrested on suspicion of killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in Lomita.
Investigators ended their search at a California restaurant on Wednesday for the body of a missing woman whose husband jumped off a cliff days earlier upon learning he was a suspect in her disappearance.