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Murder Not So Foul: Woman Allegedly Stabs Husband to Death in Self-Defense
A woman arrested on suspicion of murdering her estranged husband has been released after authorities determined that she acted in self-defense, reports L.A. Now.
The couple was living apart, according to ABC7, when Hekima Batiste, 37, allegedly forced his way into her apartment at 1:00 a.m. this morning. According to police, she then fatally stabbed him, and he was found by authorities already dead on the floor of the apartment. The woman's name is being withheld under state law.
According to authorities, the couple had been married for about a year and the wife had been the victim of domestic violence.
She was released on the basis of accounts from witnesses, and the case will be heard by the LA County district attorney’s office.
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.