INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Police say the former boyfriend of a woman killed in a shooting at an Inglewood apartment complex has been arrested for investigation of murder. City News Service reported yesterday that 19-year-old James Marquis Scott of Compton was booked late Wednesday night. He remained jailed without bail yesterday. A gunman fired at three people in an apartment Tuesday, killing 18-year-old Crystallyn Nguyen and 68-year-old Dora Lee Dawson.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Some relatives of the victims of a deadly shooting in a Southern California hair salon want prosecutors to shelve the death penalty to hasten justice. The Orange County Register reported yesterday that some victims' relatives have told district attorney Tony Rackauckas they'd rather see suspect Scott Dekraai plead guilty to multiple counts of murder and be sentenced to life without parole. They don't want to spend months or years going to trial to seek a death sentence that may never be imposed.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A teen riding his bicycle has been struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Riverside. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the incident occurred about 6 p.m. yesterday as the boy waited for an eastbound freight train to pass a crossing. He tried to cross the tracks when he was struck by a five-car, westbound Metrolink train. The train stopped about a quarter mile away and passengers were taken away by a van.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury says Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop. Toyota spokeswoman Carly Schaffner says jurors reached their decision yesterday and concluded the vehicle's design didn't contribute to the death of Noriko Uno. She died in August 2009 when her car struck a telephone pole and tree.