- [CA] Richmond Police Officer
Harper has been murdered by ex-boyfriend - ...Hinton's former wife, who annulled their marriage in 2002, said she learned about the killing Monday. She has not been in touch with the suspect and declined to talk about him. "I don't want to discuss him," Kalanah Clark said. "He's been out of my life for years now"...
- [CA] Trial date set for dv-killing of Officer Kaliah Harper - ...Hinton was arrested later in Vallejo, apparently after having tried to bluff police officers into shooting him during a confrontation near the Vallejo Marina...
- [CA] Ex boyfriend on trial for murder of Officer Kaliah Harper - Attorneys made opening statements Tuesday in the trial of a man charged with the 2006 gunshot slaying of an off-duty Richmond police officer...
- [CA] Awaiting the verdict for dv murder of Officer Kaliah Harper -
- [CA] Officer Harper's ex gets manslaughter for killing her - ...Everyone at police headquarters in Richmond knew this was a possibility, but no one thought it would really happen...
San Francisco Chronicle
Henry K. Lee email@example.com
Saturday, November 1, 2008
[Excerpts] An unrepentant Vallejo man insisted Friday that he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot his ex-girlfriend, an off-duty Richmond police officer, outside a funeral in 2006. Quartus Hinton, 29, a parolee with a lengthy criminal record, made his case before a Solano County judge before being sentenced to 38 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter. As he began speaking in a Vallejo courtroom, the mother of Kaliah Harper, the woman he killed, turned around in her seat and covered her ears. She soon walked out. "I'm truly a man of love, not hatred," Hinton said. He insisted he had killed Harper because she and family members were conspiring to kill him. He offered his condolences only to relatives of Harper who were "not directly involved or in the loop" of the supposed plot... Judge Allan Carter sentenced Hinton to 38 years in prison, prompting Harper's relatives to leap to their feet from the courtroom gallery. Harper's mother, Beverly Moore, shouted, "Yes!" and began sobbing. Moments earlier, Moore said in court, "Kaliah was a great daughter. He just took her life and destroyed our lives." After the hearing, Moore said, "It should have been first-degree murder. But at least he got the maximum amount. I don't have my child and will never have her. That's it." Harper, 28, attended De Anza High School in Richmond and Cal State Sacramento before graduating at the top of her class at Napa Valley College Police Academy. She was promoted to the Richmond police narcotics task force while still a probationary hire. She made 350 arrests and received 12 letters of commendation praising her work... Police believe Hinton shot Harper because she broke up with him... [Full article here]
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