Homeless Man Found Competent to Stand Trial in Woman’s Slaying

A man arrested in March was found competent to stand trial in connection with the death of a woman in San Bernardino

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    San Bernardino police investigate the discovery of the body of a woman found in a field on Monday, March 4, 2013.

    A 47-year-old transient will stand trial in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in San Bernardino in March.

    A San Bernardino Superior Court judge found Jamie Farron Putman competent to stand trial in the death of a woman whose body was found in the 1700 block of South E Street, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reported.

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    A woman's body was found Thursday morning on a Southern California freeway, prompting a homicide investigation. A passenger in the vehicle that struck the victim describes the crash. Jacob Rascon reports for Today in LA on Thursday Aug. 29, 2013.

    Police found the body March 4. The woman had suffered from blunt force trauma, officials said. The Riverside Press Enterprise reported that she was homeless.

    The body was found in the Santa Ana River. Police found the suspect hiding under a tree nearby.

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    A woman's body was found in a garage Thursday morning in the affluent San Gabriel Valley community. Authorities have been previously called to the house where the body was found for domestic issues. Adrian Arambulo reports from Hacienda Heights for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2013.

    Police said the suspect admitted his involvement in her death and he was booked into the San Bernardino County Jail.

    Police said the suspect and the victim appeared to have known each other and that a dispute may have led to the attack.

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    Clifton Huang, 43, was booked Friday for the murder of his 63-year-old mother. Investigators believe he may have been off his medication before his mother's body was found, her hands and feet tied, in the trunk of her car in the garage at her home. Hetty Chang reports from Hacienda Heights for NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2013.

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