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Family’s Mass Murderer Convicted 12 Years After Suffocating and Shooting 2 Adults and 4 Kids

An Arizona prisoner was convicted earlier this week in the 12-year-old murders of his best friend, the man’s girlfriend and her four young children in what authorities described as an hours-long spree of violence.

Preston Strong, 50, was found guilty Tuesday of six counts of first-degree murder for killing 35-year-old Luis Rios, his 29-year-old girlfriend, Adrienne Heredia, and her four kids — 13-year-old Andreas Crawford, 12-year-old Enrique Bedoya, 9-year-old Inez Newman and Danny Heredia III, 6.

Prosecutors, who declined to comment to People, argued the 2005 murders in Yuma, Arizona, were fueled by greed after Rios stopped giving Strong hand-outs, the Associated Press and Kyma report.
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Your next box set: Dixon of Dock Green

It's remembered as the gentlest of bobby-on-the-beat dramas, but in fact Dixon was an unremittingly grim and tough police procedural

Evening, all. Actually, George Dixon always said: "Good evening, all." It's one of the many things people misremember about the show, which is fondly recalled as a cosy, moralising bit of nostalgia, in which the bobby on the beat figured as a paternal, reassuring presence. I'm here to tell you it wasn't like that at all.

Admittedly, I've only watched six episodes, from the early 1970s, just after the show started airing in colour. Incredibly, Dixon of Dock Green ran from 1955 to 1976, with Jack Warner playing Dixon in 432 episodes; he was 80 at the end of it. A comprehensive overview of the series would be impossible in any case: only 51 episodes are extant. The earliest were broadcast live, the later ones shot on videotape and promptly wiped.

The six shows that
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