CHRISTOPHER LEE FOUND GUILTY OF 1ST DEGREE MURDER OF ERIN CORWIN

Guilty. Guilty of murder in the first degree with the special circumstance of lying in wait. That was the verdict reached by a jury of 10 women and two men after deliberating about 3 hours over the fate of Christopher Lee, who killed his lover and next-door neighbor Erin Corwin

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LONG-TERM AIDS SURVIVOR WILL DISCUSS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AT SATURDAY MEETING

Long-term AIDS survivor Tom Place will talk about long term survival by using cannabis at a special meeting of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project. Place will discuss how to get healthy without getting high, what types of products give the best results, how to get the right dose, and how to

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MORONGO VALLEY CRASH KILLS DOG, JOSHUA TREE CRASH INJURES WOMAN

A man escaped serious injury, but his dog was killed, in a roll-over crash in Morongo Valley Wednesday night. About 8:30 p.m., a pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Highway 62 when for unknown reasons the truck left the highway and hit a power pole near North Star Trail. The

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JURY DELIBERATIONS BEGIN TODAY IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The defense and the prosecution both rested their cases Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Christopher Lee. Lee is a former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his neighbor and lover, Erin Corwin, and dumping her body down a mine shaft in the desert east of Twentynine Palms two

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RESTAURANT ROBBED BY MAN WITH MACHETE

The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help for information concerning an armed robbery at a Twentynine Palms restaurant early Monday morning. According to Detective Chad Johnson, a man armed with a machete and wearing a camouflage military uniform, hat, and a bandana over his face walked into Castaneda’s

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Z107.7 NEWS OFFER HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FOR ON AND OFF THE ROAD

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety. The National Safety Council said darting or running into the road accounts for about 70 percent of pedestrian deaths

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EARLY VOTING BEGINS MONDAY IN YUCCA VALLEY

Beginning Monday, October 31, voters in the Morongo Basin can cast an early ballot in Yucca Valley prior to the November 8 presidential general election. The early voting site at the Yucca Valley Town Hall will also collect mail-in ballots from voters. Earlier this month, early voting began at the

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DEPUTIES RAID ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN LUCERNE VALLEY

At least one person was arrested Thursday, accused of illegally cultivating marijuana. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division went to a location near Cottonwood Springs and LaFon Roads in Lucerne Valley about 4:30 Thursday where they found an illegal marijuana grow, along with a suspect, identified as David Torres,

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CHRISTOPHER LEE CONFESSES IN COURT TO KILLING ERIN CORWIN

Christopher Lee dropped a bombshell in court Thursday morning when he confessed to killing Erin Corwin, 19, of Twentynine Palms. According to the Hi-Desert Star, Lee said he strangled his lover and neighbor because she molested his young daughter, and he testified that he wasn’t going to allow anyone to

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PROSECUTION RESTS IN CHRISTOPHER LEE MURDER TRIAL

The prosecution rested its case Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Lee, who is accused of killing 19-year-old Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in 2014. This week, the county’s chief medical examiner admitted under cross-examination by Lee’s attorney that Corwin’s strangulation could have happened as much as a day

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JET CRASHES AT TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE BASE, PILOT EJECTS AND IS UNINJURED

A Marine Corps pilot escaped serious injury when his jet crashed and burned at the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms Tuesday. Shortly after 6 p.m., A Marine Corps spokesman said the F/A-18 Hornet had touched down on the base and after he touched down, the pilot ejected.

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NO MAJOR DAMAGE REPORTED AFTER THUNDERSTORMS BRING MUCH NEEDED RAIN

The season’s first major thunderstorm blasted the region with more than 1,000 lightning bolts in 24 hours, and more than an inch of rain doused the San Bernardino Mountains, says the National Weather Service. The top three rainfall amounts fell in Crestline, 1.67 inches, Twin Peaks, 1.66, and Lake Arrowhead,

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13 KILLED, 31 INJURED IN HORRENDOUS BUS VS. BIG RIG CRASH ON I-10 NEAR S.R. 62

Thirteen people died and 31 were injured—most of them as they slept—when a tour bus slammed into the back of a semi-truck on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs before dawn Sunday, October 23. CHP Investigators said the Alhambra-based USA Holiday charter bus carrying 44 passengers was returning to the Los

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MARINE SENTENCED TO 18 YEARS TO LIFE FOR KILLING FRIEND ON DARE

The man convicted of shooting his friend in the mouth on a dare was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life. Brock Myers, 25, was horsing around with a gun after a night of drinking with his friend, Steven Kohus, 26, in March 2014 in the 7300 block of Saladin

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MONDAY

Monday, October 24, is the deadline to register to vote for the 2016 presidential general election. Voters who are already registered should re-register to vote if they have changed their name, address, or party affiliation. Residents may register to vote online at SBCountyElections.com. Voter registration applications are also available at

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CHRISTOPHER LEE TRIAL UPDATE: WEEK TWO IN THE COURTROOM

The trial of Christopher Lee, the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering his former next-door-neighbor and lover, 19-year-old Erin Corwin, and dumping her body in a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms two years ago, finished its second week Wednesday. Sheriff’s investigators described finding Corwin’s body at the bottom

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STATE SUPREME COURT DENIES DOLLAR GENERAL APPEAL

It appears that after five years of opposing the construction of a Dollar General store in Joshua Tree, the fight is over. Last week, the California State Supreme Court denied a petition from the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance for review of a ruling in June by the Fourth District

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STATEWIDE EARTHQUAKE DRILL AT 10:20 TOMORROW MORNING

The annual Great California Shake Out earthquake drill on Thursday, October 20, at 10:20 a.m. will involve more than 10 million people. Listen to Z107.7 as radio personality Pat Michaels leads you in the Shake Out earthquake drill. Before Thursday, make sure you, your family, and co-workers or students know

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TWO BODIES FOUND AT A WONDER VALLEY HOME, DECEASED FOR WEEKS

The Morongo Basin Sheriff’s Department is investigating two bodies that were found in a Wonder Valley home Saturday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a friend went to the home in the 80500 block of Norman Road about 8:20 a.m. and discovered the front door was wide open and a

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SUMMARY OF FIRST WEEK OF CHRISTOPHER LEE’S MURDER TRIAL

The trial of the former Twentynine Palms Marine accused of murdering 19-year-old Erin Corwin and dumping her body in a mine shaft east of Twentynine Palms two years ago started Tuesday in a San Bernardino County courtroom. In his opening statement, Deputy District Attorney Sean Daugherty told jurors that a

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