It's time to give the victims a voice.

James Arthur Holt has reported on the coldest slayings in the Santa Clarita Valley. Hailing from Canada to the north, Holt shares the stories of the men and women whose lives were cut short at the hands of criminals.


The Halloween Murder of 2011

On Oct. 31, 2011, Alejandro Sanchez Torrez, 31, was shot in front of his son, Anthony, after he stepped up to help a man being robbed at a strip mall on Soledad Canyon Road east of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country.

A boy and a sheriff’s deputy talk as clothing and belongings are seen on a dirt field behind the parking lot of the post office shopping center in Canyon Country. Jonathan Pobre/The Signal

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