South LA murder suspect arrested in Chicago


Laevin Meikel Weatherspoon, 27, was arrested in Chicago, Illinois, at about 11 p.m. Wednesday. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed one count of murder against Weatherspoon on Tuesday.

L.A. resident Wanda Threadgill, 45, was found dead from multiple stab wounds at 9500 South Western Avenue on December 17, 2013, at about 11:20 a.m.

LAPD Gang Homicide investigators determined Weatherspoon and Threadgill were acquaintances and became involved in a dispute that led to her murder.

Weatherspoon was arrested in Chicago with the assistance of the FBI Fugitive Task Force and the Cook County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Young Mun or Refugio Garza at (213) 485-1383. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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