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Suspect arrested in murder of Bishop O’Connell

Suspect arrested in murder of Bishop O’Connell; motive still unclear

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with new details as they become available.

A 65-year-old man was taken into custody Monday morning by Los Angeles County sheriff deputies as the prime suspect in the murder of Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of Los Angeles.

LA County Sheriff Robert G. Luna announced at a press conference Monday afternoon at the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice in downtown LA that citizen tips led to the 8:15 a.m. arrest of Carlos Medina, the husband of a housekeeper who had worked at Bishop O’Connell’s home in Hacienda Heights, after an all-night search.

O’Connell, a native of Ireland who spent most of his 43 years as a priest serving in LA’s inner city, was found dead in his home on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 18.

Read full article on Angelus News.