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Chatsworth man arrested after telling officers he killed his girlfriend, LAPD says

June 14, 2011 |  9:27 pm

Click here for a Times homicide database. A Chatsworth man was arrested Tuesday after he walked into a police station and allegedly told officers that he had killed his girlfriend.

David Pearson, 52, said he had killed his girlfriend in their apartment, according to the LAPD.

Officers found Kristen Hyde, 62, dead inside the apartment in the 6500 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, the LAPD said. She appeared to have been strangled, police said.

Pearson was being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Since January 2007, at least 10 homicides have been reported in Chatsworth, according to The Times' Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information regarding Tuesday's slaying is asked to call detectives at (818) 756-4820.


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Maps shows homicides reported in Chatsworth since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report