Going through old clip files today, I decided to pull two ratty envelopes. The first was labeled Crime, Murder, 1967. The second was Crime, Murder, 1967.
Here’s a short crime story from May 2, 1968:
Monrovian Fatally Shot in Scuffle
A Monrovia youth was shot to death Wednesdat during a fight at a Sierra Madre “hippie” house and police have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
Fatally wounded in the shooting was George D. Corbin, 19, of 1315 S. Mountain Avenue. He was shot in the upper chest with a .22 caliber pistol.
Booked by Sierra Madre police on charges of murder and assault with intest to commit murder was Bruce Allan Lewis, 535 Brookside Lane, Sierra Madre.
Police said Corbin was pronounced dead at St. Luke Hospital in Pasadena shortly after the shooting.
Another youth — Michael Fulsom, 19, of 735 E. Beckville St., Duarte — was shot in the right hand during the scuffle at the Brookside Lane house. He was transported to the County Hospital prison ward in serious condition.
Detectives said Corbin and four friends, including one girl, were at the Brookside Land house when a fight erupted.
Corbin and Duncan J. Demming Jr., 21, also of 535 Brookside Lane apparently started fighting and Lewis joined in the scuffle.
Fulsom was later booked on several outstanding traffic warrants and Demming was charged with possessing marijuana.
Police said the “hippie” house was in the Sierra Madre Canyon area, whoch used to be an artists colony.”