Los Angeles Clippers owners son found dead
Scott Sterling was 32
MALIBU, Calif.—Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has died of an apparent drug overdose in Malibu, authorities said today.
Sheriff's deputies discovered the body in an apartment in the 22600 block of Pacific Coast Highway at 11:29 p.m. Tuesday after going there in response to calls from friends of Sterling reporting he had not been seen in days, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
The man found dead in the apartment was identified this morning as Scott Sterling, said coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz. An autopsy was pending.
"Sheriff's homicide and Los Angeles Coroner's personnel at this time believe that Sterling died of an apparent drug overdose," according to a sheriff's statement.
Sterling made headlines in 1999 when he shot childhood friend Philip Scheid at the Beverly Hills home of Donald Sterling. According to police reports, Scheid was shot from behind with a 20-gauge shotgun, though Sterling claimed he fired in self defense when Scheid attacked him with a knife. Charges were never filed against Sterling, who was 19.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—An autopsy was pending today on the body of a 1-year-old girl, whose death in the unincorporated area of South Los Angeles was listed as suspicious, authorities said.
The death was reported at 12:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West 105th Street, according to Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
The girl, identified by the coroner's office as Malaysia McElwee, was pronounced dead at the scene, Pope said. No arrests were immediately reported, Pope said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A top AEG executive referred to Michael Jackson as “a freak” and another called him “creepy” just hours before their company signed the pop icon to a huge concert deal.
The revelation brought an audible gasp in the Los Angeles courtroom at the wrongful death trial Wednesday and left fans crying.
Jackson’s mother and children are suing AEG Live for the negligent hiring, retention or supervision of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer’s death.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Every issue in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is so disputed that even giving candy to jurors caused an argument.
AEG lawyers gave a bag of peppermint candy to the bailiff to hand out to the jury this week. Even Katherine Jackson — the pop icon’s mother — enjoyed the treat.
But Jackson’s lawyer raised an objection Tuesday afternoon, suggesting jurors might be influenced if they realized the source of the sweets.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — A man in his early 20s suffered life-threatening wounds to his upper back this morning in a shooting in the Leimert Park, police said.
The shooting in the 3800 block of Third Avenue, near 39th Street, was reported around 12:20 a.m., said Lt. H. Fanfassian, watch commander of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station.
The victim, who was hospitalized “in extremely serious condition,” did not provide police details of the shooting or a suspect description, Fanfassian said.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Los Angeles County probation officers asked for help today in finding a parolee who threatened to kill school children.
Frank Edward Edmonds, 40, who authorities consider “extremely violent and an imminent public threat,” may be in Compton, South Los Angeles or Inglewood, his last known address.