A former cop convicted in the drowning death of his wife, continued to proclaim his innocence Friday as he was sentenced to 25 years to life.
Authorities have filed a second murder charge against a man in connection with a huge brawl that took place outside a popular hangout spot over the weekend.
A former police detective killed his wife of nearly 29 years by forcibly drowning her in what a prosecutor described today as a “brutal, violent execution,” but the defendant’s attorney argued the woman’s death was a “tragic accident” and his client was merely helping his “wife wash.”
Prosecutors say a man charged with the murder-for-hire of his wife in a Southern California parking garage admitted the plot to a cellmate and asked him to arrange the deaths of the killers.
A state appellate court panel is set Tuesday to hear oral arguments in the case of record producer Phil Spector who was convicted in 2009 of second-degree murder in the shooting death of actress Lana Clarkson.
A three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Brandon Jason Manai’s claim that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction for the murder of Julie Rosas, his wife of only two weeks, in 2005.
The murder trial of a former Los Angeles fire captain accused of beating and strangling a homeless woman is expected to reach the jury Tuesday.
A prosecutor says a former Los Angeles fire captain brutally beat a woman, strangled her for no apparent reason in his living room and then dumped her nude and bloodied body on a street in his neighborhood.