POMONA – A Monrovia gang member was sentenced to
death this afternoon for the kidnap and murder of a 20-year-old Cal
Poly Pomona student.
James Winslow Dixon slashed the throat of 20-year-old Christina
Burmeister in August 2001. A jury convicted him of the crime earlier
this year and recommended he receive the death penalty.
Woman shot to death, another injured
A shooting in far southeastern Oklahoma has left one California woman dead, her sister wounded and their stepfather in custody.
Hugo police found 62-year-old Jackie Endemano of La Habra dead with a
gunshot wound to the head in the stepfather’s home about 11 a.m.
Thursday. Her sister, 57-year-old Debra McKenzie of Whittier suffered a
gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Hugo police turned the case over to the Oklahoma State Bureau
of Investigation, and OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said agents later
arrested Coy Lee Pate, 86, on a murder complaint.
McKenzie is now hospitalized in Oklahoma City while Pate is being held in the Choctaw County jail.
Brown says agents are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
This is from Frank, who is at the scene of the fires:
The evacuated area has been extended west to Michillinda Avenue, north of Grandview Avenue. Previously, the burn area’s western border stopped at Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park.
Also, residents east of Camillo Street, north of Grandview Avenue, may be allowed to return to their homes as early as 2 p.m. today.