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Funeral for the victims of that Covina Christmas Eve Massacre

Holy Name of Mary Church at 724 Bonita Avenue in San Dimas   Hundreds packed the Holy Name of Mary Church today to mourn and remember the nine family members killed in that vengeful Christmas Eve massacre by a gunman dressed in a Santa costume. The media was not allowed on the church grounds. KNX 1070 newsradio reported a huge crowd filled the church, which seats more than a thousand, forcing many to listen to the funeral service over loudspeakers outside.   Police say 45-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, an unemployed recently divorced engineer, stormed... Read More →

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Six victims in the Covina Christmas Eve massacre are identified

Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times  The body of the Santa shooter, 45-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, is removed from a Sylmar home on Christmas Day.   The grim task of identifying some of the victims of that vicious Christmas Eve attack in Covina has been completed. Nine people died in that holiday massacre. Today the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office released the names of six victims, all relatives of the ex-wife of the shooter, Bruce Jeffrey Pardo. More than two dozen people were at the holiday gathering when Pardo barged in wearing... Read More →

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Killer Santa was gunning for more victims

Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times A firefighter cleans up debris on Christmas Day at the gutted Covina home where a gunman killed nine people before taking his own life.   Bruce Jeffrey Pardo apparently had a hit list when he stormed the Covina home of his ex-in-laws on Christmas Eve dressed in a Santa costume. Police are saying now that Pardo, who gunned down nine people at the holiday party and then torched the home, had planned to take out his 72-year-old mother and his ex-wife’s attorney as well. Covina Police Lieutenant Pat Buchanan says... Read More →

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Update on Christmas Eve massacre

Liz O. Baylen/ Los Angeles Times On Saturday, December 27, people gathered in front of the remains of a Covina home that was torched by a disgruntled gunman after he killed nine people during a Christmas Eve rampage.    In the past few days relatives, neighbors, and strangers have walked to or driven to the bulldozed rubble of the Covina home where a gunman in a Santa suit killed nine members of the Ortega family on Christmas Eve before taking his own life. There is a makeshift memorial at the site, which... Read More →

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More details coming out about the killer Santa massacre

Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times Firefighters survey the gutted Covina home where the deadly Christmas Eve killings occurred.   The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is trying to identify the nine bodies recovered from a Covina home where Bruce Jeffrey Pardo went on a rampage Christmas Eve. Yesterday at a news conference, Covina Police Chief Kim Raney would only say that the victims’ ages ranged from “17 to 80.” Today, the list of the missing reportedly include Pardo’s ex-wife Sylvia, her parents, two brothers, their wives, a nephew, and a sister. There were... Read More →

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New developments in the Santa Claus massacre probe

 Ken Hively/Los Angeles Times L.A. County coroner’s officials remove the body of Bruce Jeffrey Pardo from a Sylmar home on Christmas Day.   New details were released at a news conference this afternoon about that bloody Santa Claus massacre. Covina Police Chief Kim Raney confirmed earlier reports that nine victims perished in the brutal attack on a Christmas Eve party. Chief Raney says the gunman, 45-year-old Bruce Jeffrey Pardo, was dressed in a Santa Claus suit Wednesday night when he knocked on the door of the home of his ex-in-laws, Joseph and Alicia Ortega, in a... Read More →

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