Jewelry store robbery suspect slain by police
Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man suspected of robbing a jewelry store at a mall Sunday, authorities said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to a possible robbery in progress at a store inside The Shops at Mission Viejo, Calif., just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
The suspect, disguised with a wig, shot at deputies when they confronted him on the second story of a parking structure, police said. Deputies returned fire and struck him.
Woman found frozen had an arrest record
A woman whose body was found packed in dry ice in an Orange County, Calif., hotel room had outstanding warrants for drug arrests in Colorado, records show.
Detectives found the body of Monique Felicia Trepp, 33, “well preserved” inside a large storage container late Thursday at the Fairmont Newport Beach, police Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
An autopsy of Trepp was inconclusive, but her death did not appear to be a homicide. Authorities were awaiting a toxicology report to determine cause of death. ROBBER SENTENCED
Man convicted in death of prostitute
A man is facing life in prison after being convicted of beating a prostitute to death while robbing her to get drug money.
An Alameda County, Superior Court judge sentenced Ronald Butler, 44, on Friday.
Prosecutors said Butler and 26-year-old Tammy Lynn Anderson were living on the streets of Oakland, Calif., in January 2007 when he attacked her for cash she had received from prostitution.