Does Someone Have It In For Carole Little Inc.?

The trip usually took 40 minutes. But at 6:05 p.m. on May 4, Rolando P. Ramirez' drive home from the office ended after just eight blocks. At a traffic light at the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Main Street in South Central Los Angeles, his late-model Mercedes was riddled with bullets by a still unknown assailant. Ramirez, the 44-year-old controller of L.A.-based women's apparel manufacturer Carole Little, slumped dead over the steering wheel.

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