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.
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.
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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