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Trial to begin in slaying in Rose Bowl parking lot

February 11, 2012 |  6:30 pm

The trial for a Duarte man accused of fatally shooting his brother at the Rose Bowl in 2011 is slated to begin Tuesday in Pasadena.

Clifton Ashley Cass, 57, is charged with shooting Victor Cass, who was 57 when he died. The shooting followed a dispute in the early-morning hours of Feb. 28 in the parking lot of the stadium.

Pasadena detectives caught up with Clifton Cass in April, while he was at Men’s Central Jail facing drug and gun charges stemming from a March 15 arrest.

Pasadena Police Lt. Tracey Ibarra told the Pasadena Sun detectives initially suspected Clifton Cass when he appeared apathetic during interviews about his brother’s death.

“Detectives didn’t get the feeling of a brother in remorse, and we knew there was internal strife within the family,” Ibarra said.

However, it was Clifton Cass’ wife who told Pasadena detectives that he had admitted to killing his brother, Ibarra said. Authorities also tracked down Dwayne Sims, who is charged with being an accessory to murder because he allegedly hid the handgun used in the slaying.


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