Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, April 24, 1973

Broken Romance Possible Reason for Shooting SpreeLOS ANGELES (AP) - Rage over a broken love affair may have touched off the Easter Day shooting rampage which left six persons dead and 11 others, including a men arrested in connection with the spree, wounded, sheriff’s investigators said.Lt. Charles Elliott said Monday that William Ray Bonner and his fiancee, Dianne Lore Andrea. 22. broke up Saturday night after she intervened in an argument Bonner had with the son of one of the men killed on Sunday.Police said Bonner, a 25-ycar-old unemployed service station attendant, shot three persons in his home, then went to houses, liquor stores and gas stations during a revenxre-filled shooting spree. Miss Andrea and Bonner's grandmother, Ortha Levitt. 53. were among those slain. 1Bonner was captured and booked for investigation of murder at County-USC Medical Center, where he received treatment for five gunshot wounds in the legs and lower body. His condition was listed as satisfactory.Eight persons were hospitalized with their wounds. One was in critical condition, three were listed as fair and tour as satisfactory.Two persons received minor i injuries and were not hospitalized. Detectives said Bonner knew several of the victims in addition to his grandmother and his fiancee and that he had been fired from jobs at the gas. stations where some of the shootings occurred.