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Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

Orange County Sheriff's Department
| Blaze Bernstein's parents say they they're not focused on suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay and just want a fair trial.

Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren


"They were just like any ordinary family," said Betty Turpin, the 81-year-old mother of David Turpin. She last visited the family six years ago.

A son’s search for his mother after the Montecito mudslides


Robert Riskin's 61-year-old mother was missing. He and a friend put on wetsuits and waded chest deep through mud searching for her, calling out her name in the dark.


Murder charge filed in college student's killing


A complaint filed in Orange County Superior Court Wednesday morning alleges 20-year-old Samuel Woodward used a knife to kill 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein.

LA County deputy charged with running drug-trafficking ring


Federal prosecutors say FBI agent arrested Deputy Kevin Collins on Tuesday in a sting operation. They say Collins thought he was arriving to provide security for a drug deal when he was taken into custody in Pasadena.

Parents say Blaze Bernstein's killing may have been hate crime


"If it is determined that this was a hate crime, we will cry not only for our son, but for LGBTQ people everywhere that live in fear or who have been victims of hate crime."

Mother of Perris children shackled to beds 'perplexed' by deputies' visit


Deputies checking on the home of David and Louise Turpin found at least three children chained and padlocked to their beds in "dark and foul-smelling surroundings," according to sheriff's officials.

Parents arrested under suspicion of keeping kids chained in Riverside County home


Officials say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a home in Perris where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.

Historic Pasadena church holds services after fire


The fire at Church of the Angels burned pews and original statues, some of which have been in the church since it was built in 1889.