An ex-con pleaded guilty this afternoon to the murder of Lily Burk, a 17-year-old Los Feliz girl who was kidnapped and later killed inside her car near downtown Los Angeles. Lily BurkCharlie Samuel, 50, avoided the death penalty by pleading to the July 24, 2009 slaying. He faces life in pris ... More >>
A parolee who is accused of kidnapping and killing a 17-year-old Los Feliz teen was charged today with two new felony counts at a preliminary hearing in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles County prosecutors charged 50-year-old Charlie Samuel with one felony count each of carjacking and kid ... More >>
For a lot of people, the vibrantly sunny Los Angeles weekend was a time to focus on the life and death of 17-year-old Lily Burk, who was honored at a ceremony at Barnsdall Art Park. It's not often you see 500 people gathered to note the passing of a teenager who has yet to make her mark on the worl ... More >>
The Los Angeles County Coroner reports this morning that 17-year-old Lily Burk died from an "incised wound to neck." In other words, her neck was slashed. Burk, whose father is well-known music writer Greg Burk, also suffered traumatic injuries to her head as previously reported in local papers.Burk ... More >>
The 50-year-old parolee who is accused of killing 17-year-old Lily Burk made his first court appearance in the Los Angeles Criminal court building this afternoon. However, Charlie Samuel didn't enter a plea. His arraignment was rescheduled for August 20. He remains in custody without bail.The Distri ... More >>
Associated Press has just announced that Los Angeles police have arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with the brutal murder of 17-year-old Lily Burk, whose body was discovered in her car Saturday. She had been abducted and reported missing Friday after running an errand for her mother. The susp ... More >>
The Los Angeles Police Department held a packed, late-morning press conference today, one day after they arrested a former convict who had been on parole since last August. Charlie Samuel, 50, has been charged with the murder of Lily Burk, 17. Detectives received confirmation Saturday that latent fi ... More >>
The Los Angeles Police Department announced this morning the arrest of 50-year-old Charlie Samuel, a parolee with a history of violence, for the shocking, daylight carjacking murder of 17-year-old Lily Burk. Detectives learned on Saturday that latent fingerprints collected from Lily's car were ex-co ... More >>
Lily Belle Burk, 17, was found dead in the passenger seat of her black Volvo 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
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The teenager had left her home in Los Feliz at 2 p.m. to pick up some papers for her mother at Southwestern University School of Law in the Westlake area. Burk had called each of ... More >>