Crime & Justice

Dorner manhunt: Owner of burned Big Bear cabin wants $420K from San Bernardino Co. (photos)

The stone chimney of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear is about the only thing left standing after the fire burnt the building down to its foundation.
The stone chimney of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear is about the only thing left standing after the fire burnt the building down to its foundation.
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The stone chimney of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear is about the only thing left standing after the fire burnt the building down to its foundation.
A cross made of twigs and shoelaces was left at the fence that surrounds what remains of the cabin that burned down with Christopher Dorner inside near Big Bear.
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The stone chimney of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear is about the only thing left standing after the fire burnt the building down to its foundation.
A red ribbon tied in a bow is on the metal gate that protects the untouched rubble on the grounds of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died.
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The stone chimney of the cabin where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear is about the only thing left standing after the fire burnt the building down to its foundation.
An American flag flies half-staff in the middle of the cabin grounds where Christopher Dorner died near Big Bear. Many items, like furniture and books, have stayed put after the fire burned the walls of the cabin down to its foundation.
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The owner of a mountain cabin where Christopher Dorner was cornered and died wants San Bernardino County to pay her $420,000 because it burned to the ground.

The San Bernardino Sun reported that Candace Martin of Palmdale filed a claim in May that contends tear gas canisters set her cabin near Barton Flats on fire and sheriff's deputies let it burn.

Dorner, a fired Los Angeles policeman out for revenge, shot and killed four people during a February rampage that led to a shootout at the cabin. He then killed himself.

Martin's claim was filed jointly with that of Palmdale resident Eric Funnel, who's seeking $10,000.

County spokesman David Wert says the county is still gathering information from the pair and the claims remain open.

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