On Thursday afternoon, Christopher Brandon Lee, the man accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin in Twentynine Palms on June 28, 2014, admitted to strangling Corwin and pushing her body down a mineshaft , according to the High-Desert Star.
The jury is deadlocked on some of the charges against the two men accused of causing the death of an 81-year-old woman while street racing in Rancho Mirage more than three years ago. The judge asked the panel in the trial of Scott Bahls and Wade Wheeler to continue deliberating in hopes of breaking the deadlock, and the jurors have gone back behind closed doors.
Testimony is slated to resume Thursday in a hearing to determine whether there's sufficient evidence to warrant a trial for two men accused of killing a woman, her boyfriend and her daughter in Pinyon Pines.
Residents met at the first District Attorney's Public Safety Town Hall meeting, Wednesday night. The meeting began with Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin encouraging the public to voice any safety concerns they have in their communities.