UPDATE: Jailhouse DNA Catches Spic Accused In La Verne, CA Double-Homicide Elderly White Couple - Sentenced to LIFE

voiceofreason

Senior News Editor since 2011
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Search Continues For Man Accused In La Verne Double-Homicide
December 27, 2014 10:13 AM

LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — Detectives released a description Saturday of a suspect accused in the double homicide of a La Verne couple in their home.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were sent around 1:25 p.m. Friday to a home located in the 300 block of Roughrider Road following a report of an unresponsive couple.

Once on scene, officials located the two victims suffering from stab wounds.

One of the victims, later identified as Shirley Isom, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband, Arnie Isom, 89, was transported to a hospital in critical condition where he later died.


According to the coroner’s office, the cause of their death has not yet been determined.

Authorities explained the groundskeeper found the couple near the entrance of the house.

Deputies set up a perimeter to search for a suspect on Friday, that was last seen wearing a backpack and orange and green hoodie while walking Eastbound.

Detectives described the suspect on Saturday as a Hispanic man between the ages of 25 to 30-years-old, that stands no taller than 5-foot-11 tall.

No arrests have been made, and the motive for the stabbing has not yet been established.

http://ktla.com/2014/12/27/slain-la...us-man-day-of-attack-investigation-continues/

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A photo of Shirley Isom from her Facebook page
 
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voiceofreason

Senior News Editor since 2011
Looks like yids to me too, can't find an obit

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Source Claims Slain La Verne Couple Received Threats Before Deaths
December 29, 2014 5:18 PM

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LA VERNE (CBSLA.com) — A source with close ties to the family of Armie and Shirley Isom claims the slain couple received threats just weeks before their deaths.

The unidentified source told KCAL9’s Tom Wait the threats allegedly came from other relatives who wanted a piece of the Isoms’ fortune.

The pair was found unresponsive by a groundskeeper Dec. 26 in their large hilltop home in a gated community in the 300 block of Roughrider Road.

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Armie Isom, 89, had a construction company and was a very successful real estate investor. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

His 74-year-old wife was pronounced dead at the home. Both had sustained blunt force trauma and had been beaten and stabbed.


Newly obtained court documents obtained by CBS2 also show that the family was fending off multiple lawsuits from a former in-law.
 
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Arheel's Uncle

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Man who murdered elderly La Verne couple sentenced to life in prison​


By Jennifer Lu


Nov. 14, 2019, 5:56 a.m.


A transient who killed a La Verne couple was sentenced in September to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

In May, jurors found Luke Fabela, 27, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Shirley and Troy Isom at their 80-acre home in 2014.

On Dec. 26, a groundskeeper on the Isoms' hilltop estate found the body of Shirley Isom, 74, around 1:30 p.m. lying face up in a pool of blood in her driveway.

The groundskeeper said he last saw Shirley Isom alive at 10:30 a.m. Her body was partially clothed with stab wounds in the right buttock. Her neck was slit from ear to ear, and she had cuts to her head, neck and arms.

Emergency medical responders declared Shirley Isom dead at the scene, and coroner’s records show she died of sharp and blunt force injuries.

Inside the home, emergency medical responders found her husband, Armie “Troy” Isom, 89, lying unconscious. He was bleeding from a head injury and had multiple skull fractures and several gaping wounds to the left side of his head. Troy Isom died at a hospital.

Authorities determined that a violent and prolonged struggle between Shirley Isom and her attacker started inside the house and continued into the driveway.

Bloodstains in and outside the woman's Lexus suggested that she tried to escape or that her attacker tried to load her body into the trunk, according to court records.

The only thing taken from the estate was a cellphone, prosecutors said.

Several neighbors told police they had seen a man matching Fabela’s description walking to and from the couple's house prior to the attack.

Two weeks after the killing, sheriff’s investigators released a sketch of a man they labeled a suspect.

Investigators linked Fabela to the crimes through a jailhouse swab of DNA,
which matched the DNA found under a broken piece of Shirley Isom’s acrylic nails. DNA was also found on her right hip and inside the trunk lid of her Lexus.

Fabela had served state prison time and had been arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft in San Bernardino less than a month after the slayings.

The Isoms didn’t know Fabela, but his mother was the live-in caretaker for the ex-wife of the Isoms’ neighbor.

Fabela was charged with the murders in February 2016.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.
 

Arheel's Uncle

Senior Reporter
Luke Fabela,

"DNA swabs are taken and put into the system," Coleman said. "We know that Fabela has done state prison time wherein he would have been tested for DNA and we were able to obtain some samples from the crime scene, which ultimately provided us a link to him."

Fabela has a criminal record.

Most recently, he was arrested in January in San Bernardino County on charges of joyriding, vandalism, and petty theft. Fabela was previously arrested in January of 2011 on suspicion of making a criminal threat.
 
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