Murder Suspect Gives Grinning Mugshot After Arrest In Connection To Woman's Death

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Source: Santa Monica police; MEGA

Aug. 19 2022, Published 11:18 a.m. ET

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A woman was screaming for help from an apartment and when police arrived minutes later, they found her dead. Now, police said they arrested the suspected killer.

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This week, the Santa Monica police in California announced the arrest of Lamont E. Horton, 47, in connection to the case.

Around 10:45 a.m. on Aug. 11, officers responded to an apartment complex after several witnesses said they heard a woman screaming for help.

Officers arrived three minutes later, and witnesses said Horton had left the area.

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Investigators found Lamont and he was arrested. Other cops went into the unit and found the woman who appeared to be the victim of a homicide, according to police.

The name of the victim was not released, and police said Horton knew the victim. A motive was not released in the case.

When booked in connection to the case, Horton gave a wide grin in his mugshot.


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