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February 19, 1986

The sister of James Hawkins Jr. was charged with two felony counts of perjury in connection with her testimony during her brother's trial last year for the 1983 slaying of a 19-year-old gang member. The district attorney's office said Cynthia Hawkins, 27, lied on the witness stand when she testified that another witness, George Brooks, 16, did not work at the Hawkins' family's grocery store and said that she never made out a paycheck to him in her role as bookkeeper. Her brother was convicted of manslaughter in the shotgun death of Anttwon Thomas outside the store. He escaped from jail in Los Angeles but was recaptured two months later during a gunfight in Northern Californa.

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