Wednesday, December 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a 60-year-old man shot and killed his wife, who was suffering from dementia, and then walked into a convalescent home and killed his sister as she lay in a vegetative state. Lt. Paul Vernon says the man was arrested this morning at the Country Villa Sheraton nursing facility in the North Hills area of Los Angeles and a gun was recovered. His name was not immediately released.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County prosecutors have wrapped up their case against two former Fullerton police officers who are on trial in the death of a mentally ill, homeless man. Today marked the eighth day of trial for the officers who are accused of killing 37-year-old Kelly Thomas. Defense attorneys will begin their case tomorrow.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — California safety officials have issued more than $50,000 in fines against an elevator company whose employee was killed while working at the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara. Sixty-three-year-old mechanic Don White was killed June 11 by an elevator counterweight. In a statement, Schindler said it intends to vigorously contest the citations, noting that the state had initially found no violations in connection with the incident.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 107,000 Californians have enrolled for health care under the state's new health insurance exchange. The new enrollment figures released today by the federal Health and Human Services Department cover the period ending Nov. 30.