“Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped [L.A. County Sheriff’s homicide investigator Kevin] Lloyd for more than four years,” latimes.com reports. “Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13 . . . ‘Think about it. He tattooed his confession on his chest. You have a degree of fate with this,’ [Captain Mike] Parker said. ‘The detective who spotted it had been a Pico sergeant who went on to become a homicide sergeant.'” A degree of fate and an entire circle of stupid.