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Witness says Cadillac Hotel owner ordered Venice homeless man's slaying

Witness says Cadillac Hotel owner ordered Venice homeless man's slaying

Around Venice Beach Jascent-Jamal Lee Warren was known as Shakespeare, The Wordsmith. When the 26-year-old wasn't crafting rhymes or reading his poetry aloud along the beach, friends say he was helping out other homeless people living on the streets. He spoke with a peaceful demeanor and would often help settle disputes. Friends said that was what he was doing Sunday morning when he was shot and killed outside the Cadillac Hotel about 2 a.m. Police and prosecutors won’t discuss a potential motive, but have arrested and charged hotel owner Sris Sinnathamby, 54, in Warren’s killing. Appearing in court Tuesday in a green T-shirt, Sinnathamby pleaded not guilty to one...

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