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Aug102017

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Los Angeles): LAPD, cold case file, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, arrest, accused killer of Ridley-Thomas' brother: "Man charged with murdering brother of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in 1981" ....

* Los Angeles Times:  "Man charged with murdering brother of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in 1981" - From the LAT:

Authorities have arrested and charged a man accused of killing the brother of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 36 years ago in South L.A., the district attorney’s office confirmed Wednesday.

Michael Anthony Locklin, 61, was charged last week with the 1981 murder of Michael Thomas, according to a felony complaint filed in court. The complaint alleges Locklin killed Thomas during a robbery. Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, confirmed the victim was Ridley-Thomas’ brother. Locklin is scheduled to be arraigned later this month, Risling said. Jail records showed he was being held without bail.

Thomas was killed a decade before his brother was first elected to public office. Ridley-Thomas — one of the area’s most prominent political figures, who served stints on the Los Angeles City Council and in the state Assembly and Senate — could not be reached late Wednesday for comment. Police say his brother was stabbed multiple times. Investigators had identified Locklin as a “person of interest” by 1989 but did not have enough evidence to file charges, said ................