Hemet murder case gets TV spotlight after 30 years

■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Elizabeth “Betty” Crossman, 67, was murdered in Hemet, California in 1980. Now, more than 30 years later, her story received the spotlight once again on Investigation Discovery’s TV series, “Unusual Suspects.” The seventh episode of Season 6 of “Unusual Suspects” entitled “Hometown Homicide” originally aired on March 2, 2014. Betty’s…

Soboba supports San Jacinto Heritage Festival

■ Mike Hiles / Contributed Discussing the importance of instilling pride of heritage with newer families in the community, San Jacinto Unified School District Board President John Norman and Donald Marabella, organizer of the nonprofit Performing Arts Guild Alliance, had the idea to hold a heritage festival. “Norman asked SJUSD staff to consider some heritage-themed…

HPD recruits two new officers

■ Kyle Selby / Reporter Two new officers, Gerardo Ortiz and Juan Sanchez, were welcomed to the Hemet Police Department last Thursday morning, Oct. 5, in the Hemet City Council Chambers. “Officer Juan Sanchez is the son of first generation Mexican immigrants. He grew up in the Irvine area, and both of his parents were…

Unlicensed day care provider pleads not guilty

Baby Addison Watkins asphyxiated from smothering, says coroner ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor Just six months after the suffocation death of 7-month-old Addison Watkins, charges of involuntary manslaughter have been levied against Denise Worman, 53, the unlicensed day care provider who was caring for baby Addison and her three-year-old brother. Worman pleaded not guilty…