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Woman Arrested in Rolling Hills Estates Murder Released

May 22, 2018 - 8:41 am

LYNWOOD (KNX1070) - Just four days ago the L.A. County Sheriff announced an arrest in a high-profile murder committed in broad daylight at a mall in Rolling Hills Estates. 

On Tuesday, a Victorville woman arrested for a brutal murder in Rolling Hills Estates was released. Cherie Townsend walked out of jail covered in a blanket escorted by three people to an awaiting car. 

The District Attorney's office released Townsend without charging her in the murder of a 66-year-old woman in a mall parking lot. The DA cited the need for further investigation and input from the public.

Deputies believe the killing was random and robbery was the motive.