Crime California Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Her Apartment
Newsom's nightmare: How one November day fueled the recall
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a single day last November, two events helped set the course for just the second recall election against a governor in California history: Gov. Gavin Newsom dined with 11 friends and lobbyists at one of the country’s most expensive restaurants as he pleaded with Californians to stay home, while those looking to kick him out of office won four more months to qualify for the ballot. Photos of the maskless dinner showed the Democratic governor going against what he had been urging for months to combat the coronavirus: don’t gather in groups, keep your distance, wear a mask.
A woman in her sixties was found stabbed to death inside her apartment in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles, on Thursday afternoon, police said.
Officials were called after the 69-year-old woman was discovered by her caretaker at about 1.30 p.m. in the 4000 block of Buckingham Road at a senior apartment complex, triggering a response from the Los Angeles Fire Department and homicide detectives, Los AngelesDepartment (LAPD) Officer Tony Im said, according to Los Angeles.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, with multiple stab wounds, police said. The LAPD didn't release any information on a suspect.
California's Newsom votes as recall against him nears end
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom voted to keep himself in office Friday, days before the recall election against him comes to a close. The Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote. “I think we're gonna be alright," he joked. The last day to vote is Tuesday, and at least a third of California's 22 million registeredThe Democratic governor cast his ballot at an early voting center in Sacramento alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and took a glimpse of her vote.
Anyone who might have information about the crime was asked to call 877-LAPD-247.
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That wasn't the only homicide in Los Angeles this week. On Wednesday, a suspect was arrested after fatally stabbing another man at the San Vincente homeless encampment in Brentwood, Fox11 Los Angeles reported.
Police responded to an incident on the 116000 block of San Vincente Boulevard at around 6.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The victim, who was a Marine veteran, was transported to a local hospital and there he was pronounced dead, police said.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect had been involved in a dispute with the victim's girlfriend when the victim intervened and was stabbed, police officials said.
Woman Repeatedly Stabbed by Stranger While Sunbathing on Beach
A 16-year-old boy has since been taken into custody and is currently assisting with inquiries, police said.The 23-year-old told police she was confronted by a knife-wielding assailant who repeatedly stabbed her just before midday local time on September 13.
The girlfriend wasn't injured in the confrontation. The suspect was detained at the scene by police and later taken to a hospital for medical clearance so he could be booked into jail, police said.
Murders Increasing in the State
Murders in Los Angeles have been on the rise, with last year being particularly deadly. In 2020, the city saw 349 homicides, according to LAPD statistics, up by nearly 100 from 2019, where there were 253.
July was the city's deadliest month in more than a decade, with 48 homicides for that month and more than double the 20 murders that happened in April, according to LAPD data.
A report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice released in June said that the COVID pandemic likely contributed to California's high homicide rate last year and increases in killings reported across the U.S.
That same paper found that overall urban crime rates in California declined by 7 percent, despite a 34 percent increase in homicide. Robbery in California declined by 15 percent between 2019 and 2020, while property crime fell by 9 percent. Burglary stayed roughly the same, while the theft of vehicles rose by 10 percent during that time period.
California recall election: Will the state keep or remove Gov. Gavin Newsom? Results could take time.
Tuesday is decision day in California and voters in the Golden State will decide whether they will keep Gov. Gavin Newsom or remove him from office.It's been a winding path to get here, but polls show the Democrat is likely to keep his job leading a state that is known nationally as a liberal trendsetter.
Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey .
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo was confronted on Sept. 1 by a Turkish woman who asked her what she was doing in “our” country. Shon replied, “Who are you to say that to me?” The situation quickly escalated. A man came out of the Turkish woman's apartment half-dressed, threatening to cut Shon and her family “into pieces,” she recalled. Another neighbor, a woman, joined in, shouting and hitting Shon. The group then pushed her down a flight of stairs.