The murder trial of Robert Durst begins Los Angeles
The murder trial of Robert Durst begins in LA.
Robert Durst, who is a New York-based real estate scion and the subject of the ‘The Jinx’ on HBO is going to face murder charges of the death of Susan Berman. In the final episode of the Junx, he seemingly admitted to committing three crimes while mumbling to himself when he was going to a restroom wearing a microphone for the recorded interviews. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham later referred to this as “a succinct confession.”
Durst was heard saying on the live mic “What the hell did I do?” followed by “killed them all, of course” ten seconds later. Though it sounded like a confession, new information has come up that suggests it was edited out of sequence and it is only a part. Just a day before the sixth and final episode of The Jinx aired on HBO; he was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the death of Berman.
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Joaquin Phoenix celebrated Oscar win with Vegan Burgers.
Joaquin Phoenix and her fiancé Rooney Mara enjoyed some vegan burgers last night after he won Oscar for the best actor for Joker. They chose to eat Monty’s Good Burger that was delivered most likely by the Koreatown location. Phoenix gave a somewhat confusing but heartfelt speech about different topics, including gender equality, racism, queer rights, and animal rights. They enjoyed plant-based burgers in style after the win.
Los Angeles Progressive Voter Guide for the March 2020 Primary issued by Knock.LA.
Knock has issued a recommendation for everything on the ballot for upcoming 3rd Primary Elections in Los Angeles that will take place in March 2020. In the City Council races, there are no incumbents. In the past few years, there have been scandals and failure-ridden work for the Los Angeles City Council that resulted in the removal of the incumbents from the list. The most crucial issues in the city include housing, homelessness, the criminal justice system, and the environment.
However, none of the candidates who are running for reelection have shown themselves to be leaders in these issues. The council needs new and progressive blood as per the recommendations of the Knock. Some of the recommendations include Nithya Raman, Bill Haller, Aura Vasquez, Dr. Loraine Lundquist, and more.
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2 people deliberately targeted and shot at Van Nuys
Late Tuesday evening at home in Van Nuys, in the 15300 block of Wyandotte Street, shooting occurred around 11.30 Pm. Investigators and officials of LAPD are suspecting it to be a deliberate killing.
Out of the two victims, the one shot in the head was immediately identified. The four suspects ran in a white or silver van wearing white ski mask, say the police. No other descriptions were available.
Five years of state prison for the man who shot Terrier
Shane Michael Dubyak, 23, of Lakewood was sentenced to five years in State prison on Monday for shooting a 15- year old dog at LA Mirada street. The crime was captured on surveillance video. He was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lee W. Tsao for his behavior against animal cruelty. He is also prohibited from owning or taking care of any animal for 10 years under the plea deal negotiated with prosecutors.
For overtime, he has been facing six other felony charges, including the keeping of heroin and firearm, according to the District Attorney's Office. At the time of shooting Dubyak was on probation, after calling him out as guilty last May for a felony. He was in jail without any bail.
Kurtis, the terrier who was under Dubyak's care was shot around 12.45 Pm in the 16400 Block of Phoebe Avenue. Man on the scene reported that gunman (Dubyak) got off from the passenger seat from his white Jeep Grand Cherokee while having something in his hand. He put it near a roadside gutter, and then fired two shots. He then drove off.
After five days Dubyak was spotted with the help of the video footage. He was driving a black Kia Forte near Artesia and Pioneer boulevards. While on the attempt to pull him over, he managed to escape and was chased till Cerritos.
A firearm thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit was later recovered; authorities’ said. A woman suspected of driving the Jeep during the dog shooting was arrested but released pending further investigation, according to the sheriff's department.
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Chelsea restaurant of Iron Chef Morimoto is closing down.
Iron Chef Morimoto is closing his Chelsea restaurant after staying in business for 15 years. According to the notice filed with the state Labor Department, the final day of the restaurant’s functioning will be 10th May. 113 employees will be laid off. A spokesperson of the restaurant stated that they would try to place employees at new jobs within the group’s nine other New York restaurants.
The restaurant spreads over 12000 square foot location, and it was opened in 2006. The Philadelphia location of the brand will remain open. The group under which this restaurant comes is Starr Restaurants that is owned by Stephen Starr. Masaharu Morimoto still operates Momosan Ramen & Sake in Midtown.
Informant arrested for “Unspeakable Abuse.”
Lawrence Ray, who is a federal informant whose information helped in arresting a former NYPD commissioner, was arrested by FBI on the charges of sex trafficking. The prosecutor said during his statement in court that Ray targeted a group of college students and others for indoctrination and criminal exploitation. Ray is currently facing multiple charges including extortion, extortion conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labour, forced labour trafficking, forced labour conspiracy, use of interstate commerce to promote unlawful activity and money laundering, among others.
Ray is accused of abusing students of the university at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville where his daughter studied. He was arrested in New Jersey with one of his alleged victims and his daughter in his apartment. According to the reports he lived with some of the victims, first on the campus housing and then in Manhattan among other locations.