Woman pleads not guilty in man’s stabbing death
Man died at hospital
COMPTON, Calif.—A woman was charged today with murder for the stabbing death of a man with whom she had two children.
Lashon Williams, 30, pleaded not guilty in Compton Superior Court in connection with the weekend slaying of Trisiton Taylor, 32.
The crime occurred at Williams’ apartment in the 16100 block of South Ainsworth Street about 7 p.m. Saturday, after the pair began arguing, said Los Angeles police Detective Jim Vena of the Southeast Station.
“The suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim,” Vena alleged.
Taylor died at a hospital.
Officers arrested Williams at the scene, and recovered the knife believed used in the crime.
Williams is due back in Compton Superior Court June 19, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require her to stand trial.
COMPTON, Calif. — A teenage girl was convicted today of two counts of first-degree murder for her role in the killings of her mother and stepfather in the family’s Compton mobile home.
Jurors deliberated for about four hours before reaching a verdict in the trial of Cynthia Alvarez, 16.
COMPTON, Calif. — A 16-year-old girl charged with murdering her mother and stepfather tearfully told a Compton jury today that she did not take part in the killings and blamed her boyfriend for them.
Cynthia Alvarez testified that she was outside her family’s Compton mobile home when she heard her mother shout her name and later heard her boyfriend, Giovanni Gallardo, call for her, the Los Angeles Times reported.
When she went back inside the home, she found her mother dead, she testified, according to The Times.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The California Supreme Court declined today to review the case against one of four men convicted in the murder of a man mistakenly suspected of being an informant in the racially motivated slaying of a 14-year-old Black girl in the Harbor Gateway area.
Daniel Aguilar was convicted of first-degree murder and is serving a life prison term without the possibility of parole for the Dec. 28, 2006, stabbing death of Christopher Ash.
DOWNEY, Calif.—Murder and other felony counts were filed today against an 18-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend at their high school in South Gate, and also injuring a fellow student and school administrator who came to the girl’s aid.
Abraham Lopez of South Gate is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Downey Superior Court on one count each of murder and false imprisonment by violence, two counts of bringing or possessing weapons on school grounds and three counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and assault upon a peace officer.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Compton was ranked as the nation's eighth most dangerous city, but three in Orange County—Mission Viejo, Lake Forest and Irvine—ranked in the top 10 safest cities, according to a report released today.
The latest edition of City Crime Rankings is one of five annual reference works published by CQ Press that analyze and rank states and cities in various categories.