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March 21, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly nine years after four bludgeoned bodies were found in a Laurel Canyon drug den, the trial of a convicted narcotics dealer and his bodyguard who are charged with the murders finally began last week--with 36 jurors, six attorneys, and a courtroom rearranged to accommodate them all. The unusual proceeding before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe makes possible separate, but simultaneous, trials before two juries for Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah, 60, and Gregory DeWitt Diles, 41.
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May 16, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With jurors deadlocked 11-1 for conviction, a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial of convicted narcotics dealer Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the bludgeon murders of four people nearly nine years ago in a Laurel Canyon drug den. Prosecutors immediately promised that the 60-year-old Nash will be retried. Judge Curtis Rappe scheduled a May 30 hearing to consider a new trial date.
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March 22, 1990
A former lover of the late entertainer Liberace Wednesday linked both defendants in the Laurel Canyon murder trial to the house where four people were bludgeoned to death in 1981. Scott Thorson, 31, who said he received a settlement of $95,000 after he filed a palimony suit against Liberace, testified that he was staying at the Studio City home of defendant Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in 1981 when he overheard a violent argument between Nash and porno movie star John Holmes.
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June 13, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG
Former Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash pleaded not guilty Monday to federal racketeering charges, including allegations that he ordered the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den. The 71-year-old Nash, who is in poor health, was tried for the murders twice in state court. A jury deadlocked in one trial and acquitted him in the second one.
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May 30, 1990
Jurors in the trial of a former bodyguard charged in the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home announced a deadlock Tuesday but Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe ordered them to resume deliberations in hopes of averting a mistrial. The jury had said it was split 8 to 2, with the two remaining jurors undecided. The panel, which has been deliberating for more than two weeks, did not say whether it was leaning toward a guilty verdict or acquittal.
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September 23, 1988
An attorney for former nightclub owner Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah, who was charged this month in four 1981 Laurel Canyon bludgeon murders, said Thursday that she is "seriously underwhelmed" by the evidence against her client. Much of the case assembled by the district attorney's office "seems to be based on the credibility of folks who are less than ministers of the cloth," said attorney Leslie H. Abramson, who represents Nash along with co-counsel Gerald L. Chaleff.
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September 15, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
A Valley man acquitted in 1991 of four brutal killings in Laurel Canyon walked out of prison again this week. Eddie Nash was released after the district attorney's office declined to charge him following his arrest in a federal operation against the Russian Armenian Mafia, authorities said Thursday. Nash was arrested Tuesday when Los Angeles police officers served a federal search warrant on his Tarzana home and found a substance that tested as crystal methamphetamine, LAPD Capt. Rodger K.
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March 13, 1990
A convicted narcotics dealer and his former bodyguard went on trial Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home, allegedly in retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery. Adel "Eddie Nash" Nasrallah, 59, and Gregory Diles, 40, are charged with the murders, which were first blamed on the late porno film star John C. Holmes, who was tried for homicide and acquitted in the case in 1982. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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March 27, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former lover of the late pianist Liberace testified Monday that a defendant in the Laurel Canyon murder trial vowed to track down those who had burglarized his home and "teach them a lesson," but later lamented that "things (had) gone too far."
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February 22, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge said Wednesday he could not prevent federal prosecutors from trying former nightclub owner Eddie Nash in the 1981 slayings of four people in a Laurel Canyon drug den, despite a strong showing that Nash will be prejudiced by the lengthy passage of time. U.S. District Judge Carlos R. Moreno rejected a defense motion to dismiss the murder allegations from a massive racketeering indictment lodged against the 71-year-old Nash last year.
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