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Killer Chris Dorner’s death leaves question mark on $1 million reward

- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quadruple killer Christopher Dorner is reportedly dead, killed Wednesday in a shootout with police at a cabin in California. So what happens to the $1 million reward money offered by Los Angeles officials?

Nothing, according to one Los Angeles Police Department official.

"There was no capture and no conviction. It's kind of a no-brainer," said LAPD Officer Alex Martinez, in a CBS report.

Mr. Dorner was killed, and therefore the terms of the reward were not met, he explained.

A spokesman for Mayor Antonio Villaraignosa is playing more political. Spokesman Peter Sanders said Wednesday that it was too soon to decide whether the reward money — the largest offered in Southern California history — should be given to anyone, CBS reported.

Some top contenders include the couple who reportedly stumbled upon Mr. Dorner, as he hid at their condominium, and a man named Rick Heltebrake, who reported Mr. Dorner stole his truck, CBS reported.

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