COVINA, Calif. -- The ex-husband of one of the nine people killed at a Christmas Eve party has been asked by a landlord to pay the dead woman's rent.
Broadcrest Foothill Apartment Homes claims Alicia Ortiz broke her lease and gave "insufficient notice to vacate."
Ortiz and her 17-year-old son were killed by her sister's disgruntled ex-husband.
The landlord of her Upland apartment informed her former husband, Carlos Ortiz, that he owes $2,821 in rent and penalties.
Says Carlos Ortiz, "I just don't understand it."
The manager of the property, Candyse Wardlow, refused to comment. Messages left at the company's office were not returned.
Alicia Ortiz, her son Michael and seven others were killed Dec. 24 by a gunman dressed as Santa Claus. He then burned the house and killed himself.
-- The Associated Press