'Octomom' faces foreclosure on home
LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) -- Octuplets mom Nadya Suleman could be kicked out of her Southern California home.
Mortgage holder Amer Haddadin said Friday he is starting foreclosure proceedings on the $565,000 La Habra residence because the family hasn't kept up the payments.
His friend and adviser, Ramsey Masso, said Friday that Haddadin signed over the home to Suleman's father last year.
Ed Suleman, who leased the home to his daughter, was supposed to pay about $4,000 a month and a final balloon payment of $450,000 that was due earlier this month.
Masso said the family was late on recent payments and also missed the balloon payment.
Police fined offender suspected of murder
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A convicted sex offender charged with murdering a 17-year-old California girl was repeatedly fined for drug and driving offenses following his 2005 release from prison -- once while driving a car similar to one later used during an attempted child kidnapping, records show.
Four incidents occurred while John Albert Gardner III was on parole, including a misdemeanor citation for possessing marijuana. It was not immediately clear if the marijuana violation could have sent Gardner back to prison. Officers who stop sex offenders for minor violations may not be aware of their status, authorities said. A few states include notification on their driver's licenses that the holder is a sex offender, but California licenses do not.
Gardner, 30, has pleaded not guilty to assaulting and murdering Chelsea King, who vanished last month while running at a San Diego wilderness park. Her body was found near the shore of Lake Hodges. Gardner also is under investigation but has not been charged in the killing of 14-year-old Amber Dubois.