Loyola student never intended to shoot up campus, attorney says

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A 21-year-old Loyola Marymount University student arrested for posting an online message threatening a campus shooting spree never intended to carry it out, his attorney said. Carlos Huerta’s attorney, Raul G. Lomas, said Huerta cried upon realizing how serious the situation was. “My gut feeling is that a lot of people on this site want to write something more shocking and more outrageous than the next,” Lomas said Wednesday. “It was just an immature, childish act. He regrets it and he’s paying for it.” On Saturday, Lomas said Huerta posted an anonymous message on a campus … Continue reading

What’s in a Name? 6 Days in Jail : Mix-Up Blamed for Tangled Mess

July 14, 1986|DEBORAH HASTINGS | LA Times Staff Writer Jorge Garcia Soto was released from jail this weekend after spending six frustrating days trying to convince authorities that they had the wrong man. In vain, the Orange County man recalled Sunday, he told the police officer who arrested him, two more officers at the station, and the man who took his fingerprints at the jail, that they had made a mistake. The man they were really after, he said, had the same birth date and a similar name, but it wasn’t him. Soto should know. He’s been through this before, … Continue reading