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May 10, 2013 2:22 PM by Associated Press

Judge denies bid to block Dorner reward payouts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge has refused a request by a Christopher Dorner carjacking victim to block the $1 million reward payout to others for information that led to the killer.

The Los Angeles Times says Richard Heltebrake sought at least $1 million and asked a Los Angeles judge to stop a payout to four others. The court declined Friday to grant him a temporary restraining order.

Dorner, a fired Los Angeles police officer, killed four people before shooting himself in a Big Bear cabin in February.

The LAPD says most of the reward will go to a couple Dorner tied up when he fled their cabin. The woman got free and called 911.

Heltebrake, a camp ranger, also called 911 after Dorner carjacked him. But authorities say they'd already spotted Dorner.

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