first_imgRead Next Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc The referee called Yerzhan’s attention numerous times in the match for clinching and using his arms to ward off the 2015 bronze medalist, but despite the warnings, the bout went on, with Yerzhan possibly earning points solely for his grit.Not helping Ladon’s case was him failing to land his power punches, which could have helped his case when the match went to the scorecards.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’With Ladon bowing out early, the Philippines’ hopes are left on the shoulders of Dannel Maamo in the flyweight division.However, his path to the championship is expected to be a rocky one as he braces for top-seed Yosvany Veitia of Cuba. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE PHOTO – Rogen Ladon.Rogen Ladon bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship came to a sudden halt as he suffered a stunning split decision defeat to Zhomart Yerzhan of Kazakhstan at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany.Seeded fifth in the light flyweight tourney and already getting a bye in the round-of-16, Ladon had a tough time dispatching his Kazakh foe as he was matched with a feisty challenger from the start.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal LATEST STORIES Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ PH fights for gold in men’s squash Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respitelast_img read more

first_imgMARTINEZ, Calif. – The sprawling hillside compound where the wife of prominent criminal defense lawyer Daniel Horowitz was beaten to death over the weekend was remote and difficult to reach, but anyone determined to get inside would have had an easy time making it past a wrought-iron gate guarding the driveway. There were so many people on the Lafayette property – building contractors, neighbors and others – that a note explained how to open the gate and proceed up the steep driveway. And the surrounding terrain was so wild that a person could easily enter on foot undetected. “You could just walk right around the side of the gate – there are countless ways to get in here,” said Joseph Lynch, who sold Horowitz and his wife, Pamela Vitale, an adjoining four-acre lot where he had a deal to live for 10 more years in a camper. “There are too many ways to come in undercover, without being in a vehicle or going on the road.” Horowitz’s co-counsel and longtime friend Ivan Golde said Monday that police were closer to solving the case, but authorities warned that it was premature to make such remarks and said no suspect was in custody. Horowitz and Vitale were in the process of building a 7,000-square-foot hilltop home on the property, which is surrounded by pasture and a wooded canyon in the wealthy suburb of Lafayette, about 20 miles east of San Francisco. Neighbor Lynch, 54, said he was on the property the day Vitale’s body was found. He said he spent the day walking his German shepherd and was building a door for the dog when he heard sirens wailing and tires squealing. He said he then began getting calls from concerned neighbors. Lee said Lynch and Horowitz had both been cooperative when questioned by authorities. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “There is a potential suspect, but it’s not a former client,” Golde said outside a Martinez courtroom where he and Horowitz were defending Susan Polk in a high-profile murder case until a mistrial was declared over Vitale’s slaying. An autopsy Monday revealed that Vitale was beaten to death, Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Golde said Sunday that Horowitz was worried about his own safety and was armed with a gun and other weapons because of his line of work defending drug dealers, killers and other serious criminals. Golde said he was worried about his own safety as well, and that police had warned him to be careful. He wouldn’t say why. Horowitz’s lawyer, Robert Massi, said Horowitz was not a suspect and that he has an alibi for the hours leading up to when he found his wife. Horowitz had breakfast Saturday with Massi and then spent the afternoon working with colleagues on the Polk case before returning home and finding his wife about 6 p.m. “He’s trying to be as close to the vest as he can but obviously he is emotionally devastated by what he saw and what he observed,” Massi told NBC’s “Today” show. “It was almost so surreal to him, almost as if he was seeing something else besides his beautiful wife.” last_img read more