Woman Murdered on Walk of Fame—Over $1
She was attacked after taking a photo of a panhandler's sign
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
The Doors' Hollywood Walk of Fame star is seen in Los Angeles Monday, May 20, 2013. Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors who had a dramatic impact on rock ‘n’ roll, has died....   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – A stroll on Hollywood's Walk of Fame turned deadly for one woman who was stabbed Tuesday after refusing to give a trio of panhandlers $1 for a photo she took of their cardboard signs, police say. Christine Calderon, 23, was walking with her co-worker when she took a cellphone photo of the signs, which apparently paired requests for money with four-letter obscenities and a smiley face, reports the LA Times. After refusing to hand over a dollar, her co-worker was allegedly pinned to a store's wall by two of the men; the third attacked Calderon, say police. She was stabbed multiple times, including in the torso, according to the AP, and collapsed just feet from the scene; she was pronounced dead three hours later.

One witness told the Times that people in the popular tourist area pressed on her stomach in attempt to staunch the bleeding, which turned her white top to red. Meanwhile, her mother said Calderon had signed up for classes at a community college just days before the attack. "Her plan was to become an engineer," she told the Times. "She didn't want to waste years. She wanted to get in there and do it right." Three men have been arrested, according to police.

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Jun 20, 2013 7:14 PM CDT
Sounds like she was a self entitled, cheap little brat but she did not deserve to die.
Jun 20, 2013 4:56 PM CDT
What dirtbags! Panhandling should be a peaceful sort of activity.This seems to be a case of murder.Near where I used to live, a panhandler shot a guy who wouldn't give him any money.Another dirtbag.They should bring back the death penalty.
Jun 20, 2013 4:34 PM CDT
No trial. Off to the Soylent Green factory to feed the other inmates.