Lonnie Liner trial given another delay
Could be a year before it begins
LANCASTER, Calif.—The family of Lonnie Liner, the 17-year-old accused murderer, filed into the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse on Monday but, again, the trial has been pushed to another date, April 25.
Last summer, Liner was arrested and charged with the murder of his 11-year-old cousin Dahlia Lenaris and the attempted murder of her 14-year-old sister Sharoya in the Littlerock home of their guardian.
The murder took place on Aug. 3 at about 7:45 a.m. According to police reports and a taped confession, Liner slashed Dahlia’s throat because he was “bored.”
According to the recorded interview conducted by Detective William Marsh, Liner confessed to having committed the crime and stated that “voices inside [his] head” told him to do it.
The defense, led by a public defender, Rosario Corona, has not revealed whether or not they will conduct a psychological evaluation.
The Liner family did not want to comment on the trial.
Bernadette, Liner’s custodial parent, said, “It’s just too painful to talk about the case.”
Corona explained that it may take a year before the trial actually gets under way.
LANCASTER, Calif.— For months now the case of Lonnie Liner, the suspect in the murder of Dahlia Lenaris, 11, and the attempted murder of her sister Sharoya Lenaris, 14, on Aug. 3, has been put off. But on Wednesday the preliminary trial for the accused murderer proceeded at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse in the courtroom of Judge Christopher Estes.
Lonnie Liner, the young man who stabbed to death his 11-year-old cousin and seriously injured her 14-year-old sister, Sharoya, in the high desert community of Littlerock, was sentenced Tuesday to 26 years to life in prison.
Lancaster Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky imposed the term on Lonnie Lee Liner, who pleaded no contest March 28 to one count each of second-degree murder and attempted murder.
Dahlia Lenaris was pronounced dead the morning of Aug. 3, 2010, by paramedics sent to a home in the 10300 block of East Avenue R-14.
PALMDALE, Calif.—It has been almost a year since the lives of the Liner and Lenaris families were changed forever. It was that dreadful morning on Aug. 3, 2010, when 16-year-old Lonnie Liner allegedly stabbed his 11-year-old cousin Dahlia Lenaris to death and nearly took the life of her older sister.
Some suggest it was a mental breakdown; others say it was pure evil. The trial for the alleged teen killer has not begun, and close family relations have been reserved about sharing any information about the imprisoned Liner, now 17.
LANCASTER, Calif.—For months now, Lonnie Liner, the 16-year-old suspect accused of murdering his 11-year-old cousin and critically injuring her teenage sister, has been sitting in a jail cell at Sylmar’s juvenile correctional facility. His preliminary trial, which has been rescheduled several times, is expected to commence Dec. 15 at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse at 8:30 a.m.
LANCASTER, Calif. —Last week, sources close to the family of Lonnie Liner said the young man, who is in custody for allegedly murdering his cousin, Dahlia Lenaris, does not remember committing acts that led to the death of his relative.