• Strangle and Fire Suspects Get Pretrial Hearing

    Adrian Berumen and Jose Angel Martinez, both 18, are scheduled for a pretrial hearing, Jan. 31 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach. The hearing is related to the murder of a 42-year-old man in April in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Berumen and Martinez are accused of strangling and setting Christopher Waters, who they had hired to do

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  • Woman Found Dead in Wilmington Motel

    WILMINGTON — A 45-year-old woman was found dead, on New Year’s Eve, in a room at Oscar’s Motel in Wilmington. The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office identified the woman as Alicia Espinoza of Long Beach. Though investigators have yet to establish a cause of death, they estimate that she died at about 12:20

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