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Woman Thought to be Dorner's Mother Seen Watching News Coverage at La Palma Restaurant

As Dorner stand-off unfolds on a TV in a La Palma restaurant, a woman believed to be his mother and another woman watched it over Chardonnay. Half an hour later and alone, she returns home.

OUTSIDE LOS ANGELES, CA -- While a stand-off unfolded live on television Tuesday between deputies and a suspect thought to be accused murderer Christopher Dorner, a woman identified as his mother was seen at a local restaurant—watching it on TV.

Just before 4 p.m., a woman in a gray Honda pulled into the driveway of a home on Sharon Drive identified in public records as belonging to Dorner's mother. She stepped out of the car, emptied the mailbox and entered the home.

Members of the media rang the doorbell, but no one answered. Neighbors later told reporters that the woman who entered the home was Dorner's 62-year-old mother, Nancy Dorner. ()

KCAL9 reporter Michelle Gile, who was inside the La Palma restaurant Tuesday, saw that the woman later identified by a neighbor as Nancy Dorner was with a blonde woman in the bar area having a glass of wine and eating chips and salsa while watching live footage unfold of the Dorner manhunt and shootout in the mountains.

The reporter approached the two women and asked if they knew Dorner -- both said no but appeared nervous, according to Gile.

About 3:30 p.m. minutes before the woman came home, someone who appeared to be wearing the same clothing and carrying the same purse -- fitting the description of Dorner's mother -- was spotted at La Capilla Mexican Restaurant, located near the La Palma home.

Surveillance footage from the Mexican restaurant shows a woman who appears to be the same woman in the Dorner driveway entering the restaurant at about 3:30 p.m. The woman who appears to be Dorner's mother is later seen on video paying for the bill. She is wearing the same sweater top and printed collar of the woman, who a short time later pulled into the Dorner's driveway and was identified by neighbors as the ex-cop's mother.

Debra February 14, 2013 at 04:47 AM
I feel for his family, all of it has to be very hard for them, from the firing to the present. To watch all of this unfold, and to feel so helpless. His family is not to blame, and if that is his mother, which I assume it is, it just shows, she's ok.
B. Price February 14, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Who the hell are you Caroline K to judge Dorner's mother and give stupid advise on child rearing. Your not the queen of appropriateness on how to deal with tragedy.
Stacey Brown February 15, 2013 at 04:17 AM
The mother of accused killer Christopher Dorner, Nancy Dorner, released a statement on Wednesday expressing dismay over the acts her son is accused of committing. “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to anyone that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher’s actions,” she said. “We do not condone Christopher’s actions. The family has no further comment and asks that our privacy be respected during this difficult time.” Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/02/14/dorner-family-releases-statement/#ixzz2KwBlzJ8o
Redondo Beach Resident February 15, 2013 at 04:41 PM
What the hell are all you people complaining about!! Look at this so-called "MOTHER"? Do you idiots See how she doesn't give a crap that her son is out there killing innocent people...Do you see how she is feeding her face in public not giving 2 cents that her baby is never going to hug and kiss her again? Do you people see what I am seeing??? This is a cold hearted uncaring non human. A baby maker...this is why the young who grow up in unloving homes turn out to be...her son needed help from his family and they disowned him. It is unbelievable that people are blind. This bitch needed to be outed. Thank you Patch for this article. A mother feeding her face,watching the news to still have an appetite. I am a mother and could never stomach eating anything! I would be on the news begging him to stop and that I loved him. And it looks as if she just dolled herself up for her day out...DISGUSTING!!!!
Angela Bagby February 15, 2013 at 05:52 PM
How much did the restaurant get paid for that video footage? Really disgusting! I'll never step in there again.

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