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The Homicide Report
The Times chronicles L.A. County
Maywood: Luis Mora, 21
August 22, 2009 | 3:16 pm
Luis Mora, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot several times and died Thursday, Aug.13. He was shot in the 4500 block of East 57th Street in Maywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Mora was shot while walking home from work about 3 p.m. He was found lying in a driveway and taken to a hospital, where he died at 4:09 p.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Florence: Christopher Lattier, 21
August 22, 2009 | 3:13 pm
Christopher Lattier, a 21-year-old black man, was shot in the neck and left arm and died Sunday, Aug. 16. He was shot in the 100 block of East 84th Place in Florence, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Lattier was standing in a yard when a van pulled up. People got out and yelled gang-related slurs, then opened fire. He was shot about 8:24 p.m. and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:48 p.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Chesterfield Square: Juan Johnson, 42
August 22, 2009 | 3:11 pm
Juan Johnson, a 42-year-old black man, was shot several times and died Sunday, Aug. 16. He was shot at the intersection of 60th Street and St. Andrews Place in Chesterfield Square, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said the shooting occurred at a gathering of car club members at 9:50 p.m. Johnson was taken to a hospital, where he died at 10:37 p.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Green Meadows: Terry Johnson, 54
August 22, 2009 | 3:08 pm
Terry Johnson, a 54-year-old black man, was shot several times and died Monday, Aug. 17. He was shot in the 11900 block of South Central Avenue in Green Meadows, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.
Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office, said Johnson was parked and sitting in the driver's seat of his car at 1:40 a.m. when someone came up and shot him. He was taken to a hospital, where he died at 2:21 a.m., Winter said.
-- Anthony Pesce
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Pasadena: Rene Torres, 2
August 22, 2009 | 3:05 pm
Rene Torres, a 2 year-old Latino, was found dead in a home in the 500 block of N. Summit Ave. in Pasadena early Tuesday, Aug. 18, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors filed murder and torture charges the next day against the boy's mother, Maria Jesus Pelaez, a 29-year-old Latina, and Gabriel Diaz, a 32 year-old Latino. The couple lived together in the home where the boy was found, authorities said.
Coroner's officials had not yet released a cause of death for the boy, but prosecutors allege he had been tortured by the couple since July 18.
Pasadena police said Rene's feet, legs and arms had been taped on the night of Monday, Aug. 17, and he died of asphyxiation at some time during the night.
Pelaez called 911 at 6 a.m. Tuesday to report that the toddler had stopped breathing. Police said that she and Diaz admitted in interviews that they had been restraining Rene with tape for months as a form of discipline.
Pelaez and Diaz face life terms without the possibility of parole if convicted on the charges filed. Los Angeles County jail records indicate each is being held in lieu of $2-million bail. They are scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 3.
Pasadena police have made tapes of the 911 calls available on their website.
Originally posted by FT1980
Wow. So much interest here. I am for one going to say that I didn't know about the Australian gun laws. I don't own a gun, but have always wanted one for self protection. I have had encounters with gangs and aborigines which would have ended differently if I did have a gun. I think that aborigines hide behind their elders when they want something or are being criticised and come out and kill your family when you don't lay down and beg them. I live in Adelaide and have noticerda huge increase of color people over the last 10 years. Even in our street there are more here now than there ever were before. Not one time can I go to get a video with my older sister when I am not being followed by thugs in a car. Not one time can I go buy a PC Game from EB Games when I'm not being eyed on by some young school punk jerk face. I would feel better if I was allowed to own a gun. I would spend my spare time watching the street outside our house for the next thugs to start some hit then shoving the gun in their faces and telling then not to come back or else. Basically gangs have been around forever and if you're not in one you'll get cut down by one.[edit on 8/25/2009 by FT1980]
[edit on 8/26/2009 by FT1980]
Originally posted by KRISKALI777
reply to post by GeneralHercules
Yes aboriginals were mistreated and had attempted genocide upon them; havent we moved past that now?
So easy to say...scots,irish...basically causion...excepted....colored..ummm years to be excepted.....guess what?Live in your Suburban area...cut your grass, have your BBQ
..think it is only the colored people with drug n alcholol problem...close ur eyes n believe drugs n alcohol r a colored issues...whatever makes you sleep better. Lets say i beat u n now i have your neckless that means so much to you....but i beat you.....i killed ur family, i killed ur grandparents, i killed everything u loved..then u come n ask for your neckless you want want it back, the native americans,,aboriginals of australia, african americans, jewish americans and etc....they get to say ....WE THOUGHT YOU WOULD GET OVER IT
[edit on 28-8-2009 by kerazeesicko]