Suspect arrested after woman found murdered in downtown Los Angeles

A suspect was arrested Thursday after a woman was found stabbed to death in downtown Los Angeles. The suspect was identified as 39-year-old Robert Hughes by the Los Angeles Police Department. On April 22, officers responded to calls of a suspicious death investigation at an apartment complex on the 1200 block of South Hope Street. When police arrived, they found the victim, 29-year-old Amy Albeno-Mendoza, dead at the scene. Coroners discovered the woman had suffered a fatal stab wound. Homicide detectives investigated and on May 4, discovered the suspect had fled the state and traveled to Phoenix, Arizona. Authorities located the suspect at a homeless shelter in Phoenix where he was taken into custody. L.A. tech CEO found dead under mysterious circumstances, family seeking answers A motive for the deadly stabbing is unknown as the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD Detectives Howarth or Detective Meneses at 213-996-4143. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can be directed to 1-877-527-3247. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477 or online at or at

Teen stabbed Metro bus driver over unpaid fare, police say

A 17-year-old has been arrested in Wednesday’s stabbing of a Metro bus driver in Woodland Hills, police announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon. His name is not being released given his status as a juvenile, however, police continue to share a surveillance photo of him from inside the bus. The stabbing occurred around 5:15 p.m. at Erwin Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard after a verbal argument over “fare evasion,” investigators said. The suspect and the 61-year-old driver both got off the bus, and that is when the teen allegedly stabbed the driver repeatedly in the chest, neck, and back, and then ran away. The suspect wanted for stabbing a Metro bus driver in Woodland Hills on May 24, 2023. (LAPD) The bus driver was rushed to Northridge Hospital in critical condition and remained in the intensive care unit Thursday. “The nature of the injuries that he sustained were definitely beyond life-threatening, and certainly in many other instances, he would not have survived,” Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said in praising the work of first responders and hospital staff who worked quickly to save

How airlines are preparing for record Memorial Day weekend travel

Airlines will be put to the test during Memorial Day weekend’s “unofficial” start to the summer travel season. AAA predicts more than three million travelers will fly to their destinations over the holiday. CBS News senior transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave joins to discuss how the flight industry has been preparing to handle the rush.

L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy charged with felony child abuse of his 5-year-old son

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with one felony count of child abuse after being accused of beating his 5-year-old son, authorities announced earlier this week. Deputy Jim Devoe, 29, was arrested on May 1, according to a news release from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.   The felony charge comes after allegations that the deputy physically assaulted the young boy while he was in his care. “Devoe is accused of slapping and punching his son in the face, causing visible injuries, and then lying to the boy’s mother about the cause of the injuries,” the DA’s office said.   After the incident, the child was examined by doctors who found serious injuries, including facial bruising and swelling, an eye hemorrhage as well as red markings on the boy’s head and arms. The 5-year-old also showed signs of bilateral ear, neck and facial petechiae, which are brown-purple spots caused by bleeding under the skin.   “These injuries serve as a stark reminder of the harm that can be inflicted upon small vulnerable children and the importance of holding those who commit