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Lawndale Woman Gets 9 Years For Murder Plot

Prosecutors say Cristobal and a friend offered $6,500 to a Los Angeles police detective who was posing as a hit man.


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National Guard Reservist Arrested In Alleged LA Subway Attack Plot

A National Guard reservist has been arrested at the U.S-Canada border in Washington for allegedly trying to aid al-Qaida in a plot to attack a Southland subway.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/17/2014

Patricia Norma Esparza is going to stand trial for 1st-degree murder. (credit: CBS)

Trial Set To Begin For Cold Case Murder Suspect Who Says Victim Raped Her In College

Back in November, Esparza told reporters a plea deal was out of the question.


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Veteran Burbank Police Officer Accused In Extortion Scheme

A Burbank police officer has been freed on bond after being charged with lying to the FBI during an investigation of a suspected extortion scheme involving his girlfriend and her estranged husband.


Lonnie Kocontes booking photo. (credit: U.S. Marshals)

Judge Rules Prosecutors Can Try Former OC Attorney Accused Of Throwing Wife Overboard

A judge Monday rejected the argument of defense attorneys that Orange County prosecutors lack jurisdiction in the case of a local man accused of killing his ex-wife on a cruise and throwing her body overboard.

CBS Los Angeles–07/29/2013

Lonnie Kocontes booking photo. (credit: U.S. Marshals)

Former OC Attorney Accused Of Throwing Wife Overboard Extradited To California

The former Orange County attorney charged with strangling his ex-wife and throwing her overboard during a May 2006 cruise to Italy was extradited to Orange County Friday.


Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer (credit: CBS)

Councilman: Law Firm Linked To Pension Talks Behind Fake DUI Report

Mayor Pro Tem Jim Righeimer says he knows who is behind an alleged plot to set him up with a false DUI report.


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UCI Professor Accused Of Plotting School Attacks Pleads Not Guilty

A UC Irvine professor pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning to 10 arson charges related to a a series of fires and an alleged plot to attack a Irvine high school.


Brian Corder, Fredericka Carmouche, and Stephon Crutchfield (credit: CBS)

Only On CBS2: Former Marine, 2 Others Charged In Plot To Kill Pregnant Wife

A former Marine and two accomplices were behind bars on Wednesday on charges of plotting to beat his pregnant wife to death.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/27/2012

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Boy Arrested, Rifle Confiscated In Alleged Plot To Kill Teacher, 2 Students

A 16-year-old boy was in custody Wednesday for allegedly threatening to go on a murderous shooting rampage at Notre Dame High School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/07/2012

Woman, 2 Others To Be Arraigned In Her Husband’s Ontario Murder

Three people are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with a murder plot that was carried out in Ontario.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/18/2011


SoCal Man Calls Mosque Plot Charges ‘Absurd’

Roger Stockham, 63, says he didn’t intend to use powerful fireworks he had with him to attack the mosque or worshippers.