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June 7, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles man was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder with special circumstances and one count of robbery in the stabbing deaths of Albert Patton, the 90-year-old co-founder of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Patton's 85-year-old wheelchair-bound wife. The special-circumstance allegations could make Stevie Bernard Jackson, 34, a former tenant in a building owned by the Pattons, eligible for the death penalty. The bodies of Albert and Edna Patton were found by a neighbor about 8:40 p.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000
A 34-year-old man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the stabbing deaths of Albert Patton, 90, and his wife, Edna, 85, in South Los Angeles last month. Patton, an ex-county commissioner who once scouted for the Harlem Globetrotters and also co-founded the national 100 Black Men organization for disadvantaged youth, was found in the kitchen of his home May 27 with stab wounds. His wife, who was in a cast recovering from hip surgery, was found in the bedroom with multiple stab wounds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2000
A 34-year-old man on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the stabbing deaths of Albert Patton, 90, and his wife, Edna, 85, in South Los Angeles last month. Patton, an ex-county commissioner who once scouted for the Harlem Globetrotters and also co-founded the national 100 Black Men organization for disadvantaged youth, was found in the kitchen of his home May 27 with stab wounds. His wife, who was in a cast recovering from hip surgery, was found in the bedroom with multiple stab wounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than 60 years, everyone said, Albert and Edna Patton were seldom apart. There they were, pictured on vacation in front of the Eiffel Tower. Then toasting their 40th wedding anniversary. And when he was appointed a county commissioner, she was there. The moments were captured in enlarged black and white photographs displayed at the memorial service Thursday for the slain couple, as about 200 people gathered at Brookins Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
The City Council on Tuesday approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever stabbed to death Albert Patton, the co-founder of the Harlem Globetrotters, and his wife of 63 years. A neighbor found the bodies of 90-year-old Patton and his wife, Edna, 85, who was confined to a wheelchair, at their South Los Angeles home on Saturday night, police said. Investigators believe the couple were killed during a robbery earlier that day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For more than 60 years, everyone said, Albert and Edna Patton were seldom apart. There they were, pictured on vacation in front of the Eiffel Tower. Then toasting their 40th wedding anniversary. And when he was appointed a county commissioner, she was there. The moments were captured in enlarged black and white photographs displayed at the memorial service Thursday for the slain couple, as about 200 people gathered at Brookins Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Albert Patton, a revered South Los Angeles community philanthropist, and his wife of 63 years were stabbed to death during an apparent home robbery Saturday night, Los Angeles police said. The 90-year-old Patton, a friend and financial supporter of such politicians as the late Mayor Tom Bradley and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, was found in his kitchen by a friend, said LAPD Cmdr. David J. Kalish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
One of the Memorial Day weekend murder victims might have been savoring the arrival of one more summer season to enjoy with his wheelchair-bound wife of 63 years, who was slain with him. A third murder victim, just short of her 21st birthday, might have been looking ahead to a lifetime of summers. The three were among the five people in Los Angeles County murdered over the course of a holiday meant for remembrance and celebration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2003 | Akilah Johnson, Times Staff Writer
A man accused of killing an elderly couple more than three years ago was convicted Friday of first-degree murder after two previous juries deadlocked. After a day of deliberations, a Los Angeles jury found Stevie Jackson, 37, guilty of killing his former landlords, Albert and Edna Patton. Jackson also was convicted on two robbery counts. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry set Jackson's sentencing for Monday.
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March 16, 2010 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. A.P. Clark, a World War II veteran who played a key role in the elaborate breakout from a Nazi prisoner-of-war camp that inspired the movie "The Great Escape," has died. He was 96. Clark, a former superintendent of the Air Force Academy, died March 8 in Colorado Springs, Colo., the military academy announced. The cause was not given. Albert Patton Clark was born in 1913 at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, where his father was an officer in the Army Medical Corps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles man was charged Tuesday with two counts of murder with special circumstances and one count of robbery in the stabbing deaths of Albert Patton, the 90-year-old co-founder of the Harlem Globetrotters, and Patton's 85-year-old wheelchair-bound wife. The special-circumstance allegations could make Stevie Bernard Jackson, 34, a former tenant in a building owned by the Pattons, eligible for the death penalty. The bodies of Albert and Edna Patton were found by a neighbor about 8:40 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2000
The City Council on Tuesday approved a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever stabbed to death Albert Patton, the co-founder of the Harlem Globetrotters, and his wife of 63 years. A neighbor found the bodies of 90-year-old Patton and his wife, Edna, 85, who was confined to a wheelchair, at their South Los Angeles home on Saturday night, police said. Investigators believe the couple were killed during a robbery earlier that day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2000 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Albert Patton, a revered South Los Angeles community philanthropist, and his wife of 63 years were stabbed to death during an apparent home robbery Saturday night, Los Angeles police said. The 90-year-old Patton, a friend and financial supporter of such politicians as the late Mayor Tom Bradley and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, was found in his kitchen by a friend, said LAPD Cmdr. David J. Kalish.
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May 30, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The granddaughter of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks was fatally shot Sunday, one week short of her 21st birthday. Lori Gonzalez was shot multiple times at about 10:15 p.m. as she and a male companion prepared to pull out of the parking lot of a Popeyes chicken restaurant on La Brea Avenue, a mile south of the Santa Monica Freeway, police said Monday. Gonzalez, a student at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, was visiting her mother in Los Angeles, her father said in an interview.
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