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The 25th anniversary of the murder of Latasha Harlins




Latasha Harlins, in this undated photo, was killed on March 16, 1991
Latasha Harlins, in this undated photo, was killed on March 16, 1991
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On March 16, 1991, a Korean-born shopkeeper shot 15-year-old  Latasha Harlins in the back of her head. The two had been fighting over a bottle of orange juice.

Last night, a vigil was held in Los Angeles to mark the 25th anniversary of her death.

Her aunt, Denise, remarked that were Latasha alive, she would have turned 40 this year. 

For more on her death and how this story resonates in today's Los Angeles,  Take Two's Alex Cohen spoke with UCLA Professor Brenda Stevenson. 

She wrote a book in 2013 entitled "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots."

Audio coming soon.