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Hawthorne Man Arrested for Choking His Wife, Pepper Spraying His Six Kids
Police say they have arrested a Hawthorne man who pepper sprayed his kids when they tried to stop him from choking his wife, The Daily Breeze reports.
The man Lakepa Tahi Fifita, 45, began choking his wife during an argument about finances. When his children asked him to stop, he asked one of them to fetch him a can of pepper spray, which he then turned on them.
The man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of child abuse and domestic violence and is being held in jail on $90,000 bail, Hawthorne police Lt. Gary Tomatani told the paper.
The six children, ranging from 4 to 16 years old, are staying with their mother, but the county Department of Children and Family Services has opened an investigation.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.