Authorities have arrested and charged a man accused of killing the brother of Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas 36 years ago in South L.A., the district attorney’s office confirmed Wednesday.
Michael Anthony Locklin, 61, was charged last week with the 1981 murder of Michael Thomas, according to a felony complaint filed in court. The complaint alleges Locklin killed Thomas during a robbery.
Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, confirmed the victim was Ridley-Thomas’ brother.
Locklin is scheduled to be arraigned later this month, Risling said. Jail records showed he was being held without bail.
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