Hostage Couple to Get Most of Dorner Reward

$1M payout to be split 3 ways

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted May 8, 2013 1:18 AM CDT | Updated May 8, 2013 2:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – A couple tied up and held captive in their cabin by rogue ex-cop Christopher Dorner will be getting most of the $1 million reward in the case. The LAPD says a panel of three judges has decided to give 80% of the payout to Jim and Karen Reynolds, who called 911 after Dorner left and they managed to free themselves, the Los Angeles Times reports. A ski resort employee who contacted authorities after spotting Dorner's burning truck will get 15%, and a tow truck driver who reported seeing the vehicle will get the remaining 5%. Nine other claimants—including a camp ranger carjacked by Dorner—won't be getting a share.

The couple were taken hostage by fugitive Christopher Dorner in this home in Big Bear, California.   (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
This undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Christopher Dorner, a former Los Angeles officer.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)
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