Los Angeles Times

Arizona counselor who survived slayings: 'I was his target.' And she was not surprised

Even though the Scottsdale, Ariz., office where they worked was small, the two mental health experts didn't know each other well.

Karen Kolbe, a licensed professional counselor, ran her own practice, and she leased out space to Marshall Levine, a psychiatrist who specialized in hypnotherapy. Therapy work tends to happen behind closed doors, so the pair mostly saw each other between sessions.

Kolbe liked Levine's laid-back attitude. On Friday, before leaving work, Kolbe thought: Levine's the perfect tenant. Such a sweet guy.

Only hours later, around 3 a.m., police arrived at Kolbe's house: Levine's body had

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times3 min read
Chris Erskine: Come Kick Around Cowboy Country With Me, While We Still Can
TONOPAH, Nev. - I'm toeing the abyss, and the very edge of civilization, here in Nevada, on an adventure that reminds me why I adore a good road trip - the endless possibilities, the greasy grub that sometimes tastes like pavement, the last slice of
Los Angeles Times5 min readPolitics
Huawei Will Make Do Without Google, But How Well?
BEIJING - Life without Google is normal in China. About 1.4 billion Chinese people wake up each day to check WeChat instead of Gmail, navigate with Baidu instead of Google Maps, and watch videos on Youku instead of YouTube. But will the rest of the w
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Commentary: 'Fighting' Disease Is The Wrong Metaphor
When Alex Trebek, the longtime "Jeopardy" host, revealed to the world that he'd been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer this spring, his statement echoed the words of many patients I've treated. "I'm going to fight this," Trebek promised. "I pl