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Unincorporated Los Angeles County: Alton Mixon, 51

October 6, 2009 | 10:08 pm

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Alton Mixon, a 51-year-old black man, was stabbed to death Monday, Sept. 28, in his house in the 14100 block of South Albertson Avenue in an area of unincorporated Los Angeles County surrounded by Compton, according to coroner's officials.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Mitch Loman said Mixon was fatally stabbed during an argument with his brother Joe Mixon, 47. Sheriff's deputies arrested Joe Mixon the same day. He has been charged with his brother's murder and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment last week. His bail has been set at $1 million, and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 15.

Loman said the stabbing happened about 4 p.m., and Alton Mixon was pronounced at the scene just minutes later.

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Photo: The home where Alton Mixon was stabbed to death. Credit: Sarah Ardalani / Los Angeles TImes


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Our family has lost 2 members. Our hearts are broken and confused. I really hope Joe gets help, and (Acky) Alton's soul gets peaceful rest. I love my whole Mixon family. Let's all stay strong. See you Saturday at the funeral.

Thats messed up! In these days of time, you can't trust anyone! There's no love out there!

this is with love to the mixon family, i know it's hard for u to go thru this again my heart ach for all of you, there is no words that can be express at this time my prayers are for all of you. i well miss my BEST FRIEND dearley we all know he is in a better place, be strong for big (ACKY) this is what he would wont you to do.

I JUST WANT TOO SAY HOW DEEPLY HURT I AM AFTER LOSING SUCH A CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER I WILL MISS HIM DEEPLY. I SINCERLY WANT TOO THANK THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT THEY HAVE GIVING TO MY FAMILY MY UNCLE ACKEY WOULD HAVE REALLY BEEN PROUD TO SEE THE HUGH TURNOUT FOR HIS GOING HOME AND REPHAST IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL .... UNCLE THIN MAN THE LOVE I HAVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER DIE.....

THIS IS MY LAST POST TO MY BEST FRIEND & FAMILY OF ALTON. STAY STRONG, KEEP THE FAITH TIME WELL HEAIL ALL HURT ,PAIN.

I WELL MISS U MY FRIEND

IM SORRY FOR MY MISSED SPELL WORDS . TIME WELL HEAL THE HURT AN PAIN THAT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW FOR ALTON MIXON SR KEEP THE FAITH, AN THINK ABOUT JOEY HE NEED ALOT OF PRAYER ,AND I PRAY HE WELL GET HELP ALSO.

ACKIE BEST FRIEND!

ALTON (THIN MAN)WE ALL WILL MISS YOU.FOR GOD SAW FIT TO CALL YOU HOME.WE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES TOGETHER.THE MEMORIES OF TIMES YOU SPENT WITH YOUR SISTER AND ME THE WAY YOU LOVE HER POTATO SALAD.WE WILL ALWAY LOVE YOU AND KEEP A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEART. FOR YOU WAS A GOOD SON,FATHER,BROTHER,UNCLE,NEPHEW,COUSIN ALL LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU

OH MY SWEET ACKIE I THINK ABOUT YOU SO MUCH I MISS YOUR NIGHT TIME PHONE CALL'S. I JUST TOOK YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER OUT OF MY PHONE I DIDENT REALY WONT TO EVERYTIME I SEE YOUR NUMBER IN MY PHONE IT MAKE ME CRY. THE ONLY CONFORT I GET FROM ALL OF THIS I KNOW YOU HAVE REUNITED WITH LYN,MERCINE.I CAN JUST HEAR MERCINE TELL U AND LYN LET'S PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY SHE WAS SO SWEET.

I MISS U SO MUCH FRIEND

I KNOW I SAIDE I WOULDEN POST AGAIN I JUST HAVE TO VENT FOR AWHILE . I HAVE NEVER LOST A GOOD FRIEND BEFOR NOT THIS WAY I KNOW PEOPLE SOMETIME SAY EVERYTHING HAPPEN FOR A REASON I JUST CANT GET A REASON OUT OF THIS. THIS WAS'NT SUPOSE TO HAD HAPPEN. TAKE YOUR REST MY SWEET FRIEND AND TELL LYN,MERCINE I SAIDE HI .


YOUR FRIEND

Gone too soon

yes: gone to soon i well never stop thinking about you, i well keep your name alive as long as i live. how is haven are you an Lynn,mercine haveing fun? i remember when you an i would jokenly talk about heaven you would say somthing funny like you would be kicking back eating some grapes an haveing the angles fanying you and i would be up there kicking rocks that's how funny you are. you would make me laught so much , oh boy you could talk about me to i remember when i had gain weight you would tell me how bad i look an do come back over until i lost it . that was the good old days.MAN how i miss you. Ackie if you have the time would you just stop by sometime and tell me how is soul haven i have to go now talk to you later ACKIE.


YOUR BEST FRIEND

HEY FRIRND,I THOUGHT I WOULD DREAM ABOUT YOU LAST NIGHT I DIDENT MAYBE NEXT TIME. Lyn,Mercine MIGHT BE SHOWING YOU AROUND ''SOUL HEAVEN''AN YOU DONT HAVE THE TIME TO COME IN TO MY DREAME'S I AINT MAD AT YA. OH YEA TELL AUNT JESSEY I SAIDE HI.EVERY ONE DOWN HERE IS STELL TRYING TO THINK THINGS OUT WE ARE STELL SHOCK ABOUT THE HOLD THING. YOU PROBERLEY SAYING '' oh well'' THAT SOUND LIKE SOMTHING YOU WOULD SAY THAT THE KIND YOU ARE . YOU DIDENT LET THINGS BUG YOU TO MUNCH. SENCE YOU GOT YOUR ''ANGELE WING'S ''YOU FYLYING AROUND US JUST LAUGHTING ARENT YOU? IT AINT NONTHING DOWN HERE JUST A LOT OF MADDNES. TALK TO YOU LATER FRIEND.

Words cant explain how much i will miss our Ackey, he was and will always be in our hearts, i remember when he would fix my cars for me, watch Lil Joe and Tramell wich our his nephews and say sis i got dont worry about nothing its all good . One thing thats makes me feel good that Ackey you are right next to my brother James, I know you guys are talking about old times and in Heaven with with Linda,Mercine, and our aunt Jessie that we all love you guys so much, well i will be their one day in Heaven to join everyone. Love Pinkie smile until next time we love you so much smile my Brother Ackey.

HEY UNCLE THIN MAN
I JUST WANT TOO SAY I MISS YOU SO MUCH.. SOME DAYS ARE HARDER THAN OTHERS I KNOW IT SEEMS CRAZY BUT I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THIS REALLY HAPPENED TO YOU ITS LIKE A NIGHTMARE AND I JUS CAN'T WAKE UP... EVERYNIGHT I PRAY FOR THIS FAMILY' TRYING TOO FIGURE OUT WHY THIS HAPPENED TO YOU ..EVERYONE TELLS ME THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON BUT IT JUS DON'T MAKE SENSE....UNCLE I PROMISE TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MY COUSIN'S LIL ACKEY JR,AND YOUR DAUGHTER ALTONEKA IN YOUR NEPHEWS ROOM HE HAS A 11X 14 PICTURE SITTING ON HIS DRESSER DRAW OF YOU WE ALL MISS YOU.. TELL MY AUNT LYN , AND AUNT MERCINE I MISS THEM SO MUCH ,AND I KNOW YOU'RE DANCING UP A STORM IN HEAVEN I JUS WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH ME...LIKE YOU WOULD ALWAYS KEEP KICKING ROCKS UP IN HEAVENS DOORS....

this is to the mixon family; i pray you are doing a lil better i know it havent been a month yet as time go by i pray you well fell better. i know it's hard it's the way it happen that hurt so bad. it's hard for me also knowing the way he died ,pinkey i fell your pain i know you loved your brother in-law it like your in the middle because . you love them bouth ackie is your brother in-law an joe is the father of your sons stay strong pinkey God well see all of you thru this.

a friend of Ackie.

hi Ackie, i just got home from church. i thought i would give you a hala.church was very good the preacher talk about faith, after church i went to hometown for dinner me a friend of mine i pig out real good. came home thought about you when i got home i saide to my self let me hala at old Ackie for a moment. i talk to you later.


best friend

HEY, ACKIE HOW ARE YOU DOING UP THERE IN SOUL "SOUL HAVEN" I HAVE A TEST IN CLASS TOMORROW I NEED YOUR HELP; I NEED YOU TO GIVE ME THE ANSEWS TO THE TEST YOU KNOW YOU ARE SMART. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS TRYING TO DO SOME MATH AN I GOT IT WRONG AN YOU TOOK THE PAPER AN GOT IT RIGHT AFTER YOU GOT IT RIGHT YOU CALLED ME "SLOW" I LAUGHT LIKE ALWAYS . YOU ARE SMART YOU WERENT SLOW AT ALL. YOU COULD TAKE A CAR APART AN PUT BACK TOUGHTER YOU WERE REAL GOOD WITH YOUR HANDS ALSO. HAVE YOU SAW GETTER BOY YET AND ALL OF THE OTHER HOMEY'S THAT WENT BEFOR YOU HOW ABOUT JOE JACKSON NEXT DOOR . IF YOU SEE THEM TELL THEM I SAIDE HALA, I KNOW HAVEN IS A BIG PLACE AN IT GOING TO TAKE TIME TO SEE EVERY ONE.

BEST FRIEND

hey, Ackie i for get to tell you i got two A's on my test last week see im not slow after all lol. i have another test i have to take next month thats the one i might need some help from you lol. i have to go to school to day i just wonted to hala at you again. I know people think im crazy for talking to you like this knowing you gone.. to me your not gone your just above me in the heavens thats you new home you dont live on Albertson anymore your new address is haven ave your a haven away from me.... well my best friend you take care of you self i hope you put on some weight i know the food is good up there talk to you later.

best friend

hey, ackies im getting ready to go to bed i thought i would give you a good night kiss and tell you good night, i was watching a realy realy good pictur it was about a serial killer he was runing around killing mostley women it ended he got caught.the wither is changing it's starting to get cold but you know how this weather is down here... in heaven i know there is no such thing as weather its just pleasent all the time . i know its so beautyful up there an you woulden change places for nonthing.... i havent had not one dream about you,i felt your presents last night it was a very cool felling all around me an i smelled some cologan i know you dident ware cologan that much but i know it was you i wosent frighten at all. next time let me dream about you i wont you to tell me just how you r doing.

your best friend

hey, my bestfriend ... i just got home from school about an hour ago i stop an got me a cheese burger in which i dident need i was sooooooo hungrey. we had a test i think i did good i'll let you know when the test get back. tell Lyn,Mercine and aunt Jessey i saide hi. i talk to you later my sweet sweet Alton ''Ackie''.

best friend

HEY UNK,
THIS IS YOUR NIECE I'M JUST SITTING HERE THINKING ABOUT YOU,JUST FINISHED TRICK OR TREATING AT THE MALL..ANY WAY YOU KNOW AUNT LINDA BIRTHDAY WAS OCT.29 I WENT TOO THE CEMETARY AND PUT SOME PURPLE FLOWERS OUT WE KNOW THAT WAS HER FAVORITE COLOR AND I JUST LET HER KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TOO YOU DOWN HERE ON EARTH IT WAS REALLY HARD TELLIN HER WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU ANYWAY UNK I WILL CONTINUE TOO MISS YOU ..IT MIGHT SOUND SILLY BUT I STILL CAN'T GET OVER THE FACT THAT THIS HAPPENED TOO YOU IT STILL SEEMS SO UNREAL

hi,Alton you been gone a month where did the time go it was just like yesterday?i was just thinking about you again i dont think i well ever get over this,of all the people why you Ackie, i think im still in schock about all of this i dont sleep good at all a night i toss n turn in my sleep. i can still here the sound of your neice voice when she screame in the phone tell me that her uncle Ackie was dead, i felled to my knees when she told me that my daughter thought i had a heart attack. i well never for get that sound it play's in my ears over ,over.i miss you so munch i miss talking to you,you an i had some good times i well for ever cherish the good times we had as friends.

best friend

HEY ALTON, YEA ITS ME AGAIN, I JUST FINISHED DOING MY HOME WORK I WONTED TO JUST HALA AT YOU BEFORE I GO TO BED.YOU KNOW NEXT MONTH IS MY BIRTHDAY I DONT KNOW WHAT IM GOING TO DO MY KIDS MIGHT HAVE SOMTHING PLAN FOR ME.IF YOU WERE DOWN HERE YOU MIGHT SAY SOMTHING LIKE ''OLE WELL YOU BETTER EAT ROCKS'' THAT'S WHAT YOU SAIDE LAST YEAR....LAST YEAR I WOULDEN HAD THOUGHT YOU WOULDEN BE HERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS YEAR,MAN ACKIE TO MARROW NOT PROMISE TO NO ONE. I TELL EVERY BODY TELL YOUR FAMILY YOU LOVE THEM EVERYTIME YOU SEE THEM YOU MIGHT NOT SEE THEM TOMORROW. I READ THIS POEM ONE TIME AN IT SAIDE TO DAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE THAT TRUE , THE DAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF OUR LIVES.

BEST FRIEND

hello, Alton i have been doing some home work i havent had the time to talk to you,i got tired and stop wont to short curcuit my little brain so i took a break to stop and hala at you. what's been up with you lately and have you got settle in your new ''MANSION'' in John 14:2 jESUS was speaking to the disciplels, he told them in my father's house are many of MANSION if it were not so, i would have told you .I am going there to prepare a place for you, i will come back and take you to be where i am. so you see Ackie you are with Jesus, your in that great big MANSION up there in haven you ,Lyn,Mercine and aunt Jessie haveing fun.i hala at you later my friend

best friend


Ackie i had a calss to night i got all the way to school an had to go all the way back home in get my homework man a wast of gas.well you know Joey go to court next week. i dont know if he pleded gulty or not gulty. i wonder what is his is fellings after what he did to you, i dont know if i should fell sorry for him are be angry. he took somebody away from me whome i love like a brother i can never see you again not until i pass away an i see you in heaven.this is all so crazy i just cant belive this mess,i get sick to my stomach thinking about it. i never would have thought that week would have been the last time i would talk to you.i have to go for now my friend i talk to you later good night.

best friend

HEY UNK,
THIS IS YOUR NIECE AGAIN SITTIN HERE THINKING ABOUT YOU..THIS PAST THUR.I TOOK UNCLE JUNIOR TOO HOME DEPOT TOO GET SOME SUPPLIES HE NEED FOR THE HOUSE YOU WOULD BE REALLY PROUD OF ALL THE WORK THEY"VE DONE ON THE HOUSE..IT WAS REALLY HARD FOR ME TO BE IN THE HOUSE KNOWIN I WANT GET TOO SEE YOU AGAIN,I COULD'NT HELP BUT FEEL SAD AND CRY.YOU WOULD BE PROUD OF YOUR TWO BROTHERS ALBERT AND JUNIOR.THERE REALLY WORKIN TOGETHER..ANY WAY GOODNITE UNCLE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ..REMEMBER YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

hey,friend i just got in from church we had a big conference .people from all around the world came.it was very good we were all praying lifting our hands up to God and praying ...man we could fell the holy spirit in there Ackie.im so happy i have giveing my life back to the Lord.its the best thing i could have ever did was to do that.i have met some young kids that is christian,to see these young teens with there hands lifted up to God praying an crying out to the lord it make me fell realy good cause they are so young and they love the Lord with all there heart.well oh friend i just wonted to fell you in on what going on down here and what im doing i talk to you later tell God hi and i saide thanks for everything he has done for me.


best friend

hi,my sweet friend how r you doing to night i know you r doing just fine up there? we all are getting ready for turkey day i dont like turkey i like carnish hens i got tired of turkey years ago.i might cook i might not; im tired of cooking any who all the kids r grown and gone i dont have a reason to cook.this is going to be a sad thankgiveing your not here with us,i know you well be here with us in spirit not in the physical....oh man Ackie how well i deal with this it well be the first time i wont talk to you this holiday. we would talk every holiday you would call me up and brag about how good Dorthey food was and how much you pig out im crying now just thinking about it,how you would enjoy her cooking. its going to be hard for all of us this year.you tell Lyn,Mercine and aunt Jessie hi for me . i have to go now my friend i talk to you later.
best friend

omg i cant beleive what my eyes are seeing im so sorry big ack what hapend?...i dont understand as much pain i went through loose'n lil ack this was not sapost to happend u told me to be strong , be strong for him and u was doing the same knowing ur his last parent on earth and he loved u so much and i also loved u like a father this is not right i kno my friend is loose'n his mind and this is not fair its not fair that ur not here and its not fair that hes been charged with murder that i kno for afact was not intentionally i watched him and jbone go at it numerous times and lil ack wouldnt hurt a fly if anything he gave me my family you yall family and his friends the world he didnt want for nothing but to sit at home play his game and a home cooked meal for what hurts me most is that reading this article and hearing u where stabed to death by ur own brother a actual murder big joe uncle joe really didnt seem of that type of person but desurves whats happening but knoing lil ack situation me actually being their see'n what happend and yes he was just definding himself no intentions of killing jason just keeping him off em scared for his life the gun going off one time just one time alton jr is innocent jason died due to not being able to recover having all them drugs in em.....i just want to apologise to remainder of the mixons family for ur losts and i pray that lil ack keeps his head up and dont atempt nothing to hurt himself while hes down because he wil be out to see the light and his freedom again because lil ackey is not guilty!!! may god be with u all rip big ackey u will never be forgot'n...xoxo

HEY UNK, THIS IS YOUR NIECE AGAIN JUST SITTIN HERE THINKIN ABOUT YOU STILL MISSING YOU.. ITS ALMOST THANKSGIVING NOW BUT WHEN I GOT HOME FROM WORK TODAY WE WERE ABLE TOO FIND A OLD DVD FROM 2003 AT MY MOM'S SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY IT WAS SUCH AS NICE FEELING SEEING YOU SO HAPPY I JUST WISH YOU WERE HERE..THANKGIVING JUST WON'T BE SAME WITHOUT YOU LIKE I PROMISED I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MY COUSIN'S NEKA YOUR BABY GIRL IS STILL BASKETBALL BALLIN LUV YOU UNK....

HEY MY BEST FRIEND IT WILL SOON BE CHRISTMAS ,THIS IS THE FIRST ONE WE WILL HAVE WITH YOU NOT HERE AINT THAT MESSED UP. LIKE THAT SONG GOES CHRITTMAS JUST AINT CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THE ONE YOU LOVE.WE TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED UNTIL SOMTHING BAD HAPPEN TO THE PEOPLE WE LOVE.WE FOR GET TO TELL OUR FAMILY MEMBERS WE LOVE THEM,WE DONT EVEN WONT TO TALK TO THEM SOMETIME NOT UNTIL SOMTHING BAD HAPPEN.I CAN SAY THIS MY BEST FRIEND BEFOR WE WOULD HANG UP THE PHONE YOU WOULD ALWAYS CLOSE OUT BY SAYING I LOVE YOU &GOOD NIGHT. THAT WAS WHO YOU WERE IN LIFE AND THIS IS WHO YOU ARE IN SPIRIT.MARRY CHRISTMAS ACKIE. HE TOOK YOU LIFE BUT HE COULD NOT TAKE YOUR SPIRIT.

BEST FRIEND

my loving uncle i miss u so much uncle ackey.I never would have thought our family would have to suffer from something so tragic.you were the person the one that brought happiness into everyones heart.every memory i have with u helps me go on each day theres not a single day u dont cross my mind.i remember when i was little an i would cry u would pick me up ball your fist up an say a neice are u a man or a mouse i'd laugh an say mouse knowing tat i was sure to be tickled to death afterwards lol.the green house on albertson thats where all of our journeys began we all started off there a family that was so strong an had so much love for each other god knows i miss those days you teaching me how to be strong aunty linda sitting down helpin me with my school work an an teaching me how to keep my baby hair laid lol lets not forget aunt Mercine making sure i always put god first i still remember her the day she taught me how to say my prayers.my 3 angels.i havent went back to sit in the porch its not the same since u wont be there with me.or busting through the front door yelling uncle ackey wake up lol.And u would say u sure are loud neice lol..i alaways enjoyed your company uncle.When i got my 1st job at KFC down the street from the house u made sure u came to visit me everyday as long as i fed u.Uncle u were a big time player in my life i miss u soo much ill always be your Phat Turkey !i love u ...

I am a cousin who lives in Houston, Texas. My father was Nelson Johnson (Shorty). We all use to live in Compton. My family and I just found out about Ackey's death. Our prayers are truly with the family.

HEY UNK,
TODAY'S JUST THE 9TH DAY OF A NEW YEAR,AND I'M JUST SITTING HERE THINKIN ABOUT HOW MUCH I MISS YOU..AND ITS FUNNY BECAUSE I STILL HAVEN'T ERASED YOUR NUMBER FROM MY PHONE IT STILL SAYS UNCLE THIN MAN..THEIR'S STILL DAYS WHEN I LOOK @ YOUR PICTURE AND CAN'T BELIEVE THIS HAPPEN TO YOU IT JUST DON'T SEEM REAL..LAST WEEK I SENT LIL ACKEY A PACKAGE I KNOW IF YOU WERE HERE YOU WOULD MAKE SURE HE WAS O.K SO I'LL TRY TOO DO WHAT YOU'RE KNOW LONGER ABLE TOO DO.AND YOUR DAUGHTER NEKA IS REALLY BALLIN IN COLLEGE YOU WOULD BE PROUD..
UNCLE I PRAY THAT YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE ALONG WITH AUNT LIN, AND AUNT MERCINE....
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MISS YOU MUCH!!!!!!



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