Homeless Woman Set on Fire in LA

Police say no motive for the brutal attack

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 28, 2012 9:38 AM CST

(Newser) – Flo Parker, aka Violet, had long been a regular presence on Los Angeles' Van Nuys Boulevard. The small, 67-year-old homeless woman used exact change to buy her regular pack of smokes at a gas station in the morning. She recycled cans rather than beg. She...   Read full story »

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