Posted Nov. 8, 2013, 12:33 p.m.
Gregory William McKinney was the kind of man who would open doors
and carry groceries for his neighbors.
The 51-year-old Pasadena native, who moved to Westwood to live
with and care for his blind mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was friendly
toward everyone — family members, mail carriers, strangers.
While on one of his frequent walks in Westwood, McKinney met and
befriended Frank Stafford Jackson at the Veteran’s Affairs West Los Angeles
Jackson had been displaced after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and
McKinney invited him to live at his mother's apartment.
"That’s just how Greg was. He was always helping people," said his
sister Alice Schulze, 53, of Valencia. "This time to his own detriment."
On July 12, 2007, McKinney, Jackson and another man, Ponce Deleon
Boyd, were driving in the 1300 block of Westwood Boulevard when they had a
fight over a phone bill ...
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