Woman still fears for her safety

first_imgLAKE LOS ANGELES – The girlfriend of a man killed in Lake Los Angeles is breathing easier but remains concerned for her safety three weeks after the murder suspect surrendered to authorities. Kenneth Finnell, 29, turned himself in Feb.28 at his family’s home in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, Texas, ending a two-week manhunt. “I’m glad they arrested him,” said the woman, a former girlfriend of the suspect, who asked not to be identified. “I was living in fear, and I still am.” Finnell waived extradition and was transported to Los Angeles County, where he was arrested March14 and charged with first-degree murder. He is accused of fatally shooting Everett Haydale, 28, on Feb. 9. Haydale was romantically involved with the suspect’s former girlfriend, and sheriff’s homicide Detective Angus Ferguson said jealousy was likely the motive. Ferguson said relatives persuaded Finnell, previously convicted of drug and weapons charges, to turn himself in. “Think about it, you’re an armed suspect looking over your shoulder the whole time,” Ferguson said.last_img

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