Christopher Dorner $1m Reward Split Between Three

 

Christopher Dorner

 

 

” Three people who helped authorities find the Los Angeles police officer turned killer Christopher Dorner will share a $1m (£646,000) reward, a panel of retired judges has ruled.

A furor erupted after two of the groups that originally pledged to contribute to a reward for Dorner’s capture wanted to pull their money out because he had killed himself. The three-judge panel, however, ruled that Dorner had in effect been captured when he was surrounded by police in the cabin where he died.

The judges found that a married couple who broke free and called police after being tied up by Dorner in their mountain cabin should receive 80% of the reward; a ski resort employee who spotted Dorner’s burning truck in the San Bernardino Mountains five days earlier should get 15%; and 5% should go to a tow truck driver who reported seeing Dorner in a gas station earlier that day. 

Dorner, 33, who was accused of killing four people in a vendetta against the police force, died on 12 February in a fiery conclusion to a standoff with officers in the mountains above Los Angeles.”