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Victim identified in Aug. 11 Santa Monica homicide

The LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed the identity of the woman who was killed in a Santa Monica apartment on the morning of August 11, 2022. Tiffany Hall, 49, was confirmed dead in a residence in the 1400 block of Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica at 11:29 a.m. last Thursday, with her cause of death listed as “multiple stab wounds.” Santa Monica Police arrested a suspect, 48-year-old Lamont E. Horton, before 1 p.m. that afternoon, a little over an hour after the crime occurred. Horton was held at Santa Monica City Jail that weekend and was later charged with one count of 187(a)PC — second degree murder — according to information from the Santa Monica Police Department. As of Friday, Horton had been transferred to Twin Towers Correctional Facility near downtown Los Angeles, with his next court date set for Monday, Aug. 29. Horton was being held on $1 million bail. According to information provided in an SMPD press release, “several witnesses reported hearing a female screaming for help from one of the units.” Witnesses described a male exiting the unit who matched Horton’s description, and Horton was later apprehended at the Jack in the Box restaurant at 802 Santa Monica Boulevard.