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June 16, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Thomas A. Gionis, the orthopedic surgeon who is accused of masterminding an assault on his ex-wife, was granted extended visits Thursday with the couple's 2-year-old daughter despite a court-appointed psychologist's testimony that Gionis' overbearing style could cause problems for the child. "I've seen kids and parents together for 15 years," child psychologist W. Russell Johnson said. "But I've never seen the kind of overwhelming demands on a child the father is willing to place on this child."
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October 16, 1996 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court has settled several lingering issues in the conviction of surgeon Thomas A. Gionis for hiring thugs eight years ago to attack his former wife, Aissa Wayne, daughter of actor John Wayne. The appellate court had reversed Gionis' conviction in 1994 on the basis of improper testimony by an attorney and prosecutorial misconduct. But last year, the state Supreme Court tossed out the lower court's ruling.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1989
Through all the changes on this earth, The Times has managed to keep me sane, With facts and fiction, merits and mirth, But please!--no more about Aissa Wayne. HELEN HOWARD Lake Forest
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1995
It was with intense personal interest that I read (May 5) that the California Supreme Court had ruled that there was no basis for a lower court's reversal of the conviction of Thomas Gionis on charges of conspiracy in the brutal attack on Aissa Wayne. As a juror who served on the jury which, after hearing all the testimony given by both sides, and presided over by an even-minded, patient judge, deliberated in an intelligent manner to reach a conviction unanimously agreed upon, I was shocked when that verdict was overturned on "technicalities."
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September 10, 1992 | Associated Press
One of four men convicted in the attack on Aissa Wayne, John Wayne's daughter, was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail for holding a gun to her head while his partner attacked her boyfriend. But Orange County Superior Court Judge John Ryan then released Jeffrey Bouey from custody and put him on three years' probation because he had already served the time before his trial. Bouey, who testified for the prosecution in the case, was found guilty of assault and conspiracy.
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December 20, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mistrial was declared today after jurors failed to reach a verdict in an assault case that prosecutors allege stemmed from a bitter custody dispute over the late actor John Wayne's granddaughter. Jurors deliberated for four days in the case of Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, 37, charged with eight felony counts in the Oct. 3, 1988, assault on his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne, before splitting 9-3 in favor of conviction.
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January 31, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A Superior Court judge, calling Aissa Wayne "emotionally immature," has decided that the daughter of the late actor John Wayne may no longer have custody of her 1-year-old daughter. Wayne, 32, of Newport Beach had shared custody of her daughter Anastasia with the father, Thomas A. Gionis, a Pomona surgeon. Under Judge Ronald E. Owen's ruling, Wayne will now take visitation of her daughter every other weekend beginning Feb. 10.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1992
One of four men convicted in the attack on Aissa Wayne, John Wayne's daughter, was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail for holding a gun to her head while his partner attacked her boyfriend. But Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan then released Jeffrey Bouey from custody and put him on three years of probation because he had already served the time before his trial. Bouey, who testified for the prosecution in the case, was found guilty of assault and conspiracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1989
Charging that she was the victim of terror and intimidation, Aissa Wayne on Monday sued a Los Angeles private detective and two men who allegedly attacked her and a companion in Newport Beach last fall in connection with Wayne's attempts to get custody of her daughter. Wayne, the daughter of film legend John Wayne, also is suing ex-husband Thomas Gionis, the Pomona surgeon who allegedly orchestrated the attack.
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April 5, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
Newport Beach police late Tuesday night arrested Pomona surgeon Thomas A. Gionis on suspicion of conspiracy in the brutal attack last October on his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne, and her financier boyfriend, The Times Orange County Edition has learned. Newport Beach Police Sgt. Steve Van Horn confirmed that Gionis, 35, had been arrested on a warrant in connection with the attack on the daughter of the late John Wayne and that he was being transported to the city's police station.
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May 10, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly three years after his conviction, surgeon Thomas Gionis was taken into custody to serve a five-year sentence for hiring two thugs to attack his estranged wife, the daughter of the late actor John Wayne. The arrest Monday came hours after a judge abruptly revoked Gionis' $2-million bail, which had kept him out of prison while he appealed his 1992 conviction. But the California Supreme Court dealt a critical blow to Gionis' hopes last week when justices tossed out a lower court's findings of improper testimony by an attorney and prosecutorial misconduct during trial.
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May 5, 1995 | MAURA DOLAN and KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that there was no basis for a lower court's reversal of the conviction of a Norwalk surgeon found guilty of hiring thugs to attack his former wife, a daughter of the late actor John Wayne. The high court's ruling, in effect reinstating the 1992 conviction of Thomas Gionis, clarifies the rules that govern when conversations between a lawyer and a defendant are not confidential.
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May 20, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider reinstating Dr. Thomas Gionis' conviction on charges that he hired thugs to assault his estranged wife, the daughter of the late actor John Wayne, during a child custody battle.
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April 20, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State lawyers have tried to "smear" the local appellate court in their request for a new hearing in the case of Dr. Thomas Gionis, whose conviction on charges of plotting an attack on John Wayne's daughter was overturned on appeal, Gionis' attorney said.
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March 2, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state attorney general will ask the California Supreme Court to throw out an appeals court decision that reversed the convictions of Thomas A. Gionis, a wealthy doctor found guilty in 1992 of orchestrating an assault on the daughter of actor John Wayne during a bitter child custody fight. Deputy Atty. Gen. Rhonda Cartwright-Ladendorf said Tuesday she will challenge a Feb.
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February 18, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court on Thursday threw out the conviction of Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, who was accused of orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife--the daughter of actor John Wayne--and her former boyfriend during a bitter custody dispute five years ago.
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April 8, 1989 | JIM CARLTON, Times Staff Writer
A judge Friday ordered Pomona physician Thomas A. Gionis held without bail pending his criminal trial for allegedly ordering an attack on his ex-wife, Aissa Wayne, and her boyfriend, millionaire financier Roger Luby. Harbor Municipal Judge Russell A. Bostrom ruled that Gionis, 35, an orthopedic surgeon, poses a danger of flight and a threat to Wayne, 32, daughter of the late actor John Wayne, if released.
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February 18, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appeals court on Thursday threw out the conviction of Dr. Thomas Gionis, who was accused of orchestrating an attack on his estranged wife--the daughter of actor John Wayne--and her boyfriend during a bitter custody dispute in 1988.
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December 9, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, convicted of arranging an attack on his ex-wife, the daughter of actor John Wayne, gave up permanent physical custody of the couple's daughter during a court hearing Tuesday. However, Superior Court Judge Myron S. Brown ruled that Gionis could have unmonitored, alternate weekend visits with 5-year-old Anastasia Pilar Wayne while he is free pending appeal of his conviction. "I'm very happy, I'm elated" with the ruling, said Aissa Wayne, Gionis' ex-wife.
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