• Transient Arrested in San Diego Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder, Kidnapping

    4 days ago - By Bésame

    Police at the scene of the 2017 arrest and shooting in Old Town. Courtesy OnScene.TV
    A judge sentenced a transient Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down a man at an Orange County motel while kidnapping his own girlfriend.
    Police arrested Luke Theodore Lampers in Old Town, where officers shot him while he fled from them. The kidnapping victim had called her father from another motel, where she said she had escaped, leading police to where he was staying while on the lam.
    Lampers, 41, was found guilty in 2019 of first-degree murder. Jurors also found...
    Read more ...