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July 12, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese college student Monday identified murder suspect Raymond Oscar Butler as the man who confronted two fellow students in a supermarket parking lot last March and demanded the key to their Honda Civic just before they were killed. Masake Miyake, 21, testifying at a preliminary hearing in Long Beach Criminal Court, said he and a friend in a separate car witnessed an altercation before the execution-style murders of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19, on March 25.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese college student Monday identified murder suspect Raymond Oscar Butler as the man who confronted two fellow students in a supermarket parking lot last March and demanded the key to their Honda Civic just before they were killed. Masake Miyake, 21, testifying at a preliminary hearing in Long Beach Criminal Court, said he and a friend in a separate car witnessed an altercation before the execution-style murders of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19, on March 25.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1994
A man who pleaded no contest to charges in connection with the carjack slayings of two college students was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison. Alberto Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach entered his plea July 8 to receiving stolen property and being an accessory after the fact in a robbery. He was sentenced after a plea agreement reached with prosecutors. Reygoza was charged in connection with the March 25 shooting deaths of Takuma Ito, a Japanese citizen, and Go Matsuura, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994
One of two men accused in connection with the carjack killings of two Marymount College students pleaded no contest Friday to receiving stolen property and being an accessory after the fact of robbery. Alberto Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach, will be sentenced to 32 months in prison on July 29, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore. Reygoza and the accused gunman, Raymond Butler, were charged following the March 25 shooting deaths of Takuma Ito, a Japanese citizen, and Go Matsuura, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1994
A Superior Court judge Thursday set a preliminary hearing for July 11 on charges against two suspects in connection with the killings of two Marymount College students in March during a carjacking in San Pedro. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, and Alberto Vasquez Reygoza, 20, appeared briefly before Judge James L. Wright in Long Beach Superior Court on Thursday to set a date for the hearing and to hear their lawyers request jailhouse telephone privileges for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 | JOHN COX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A San Pedro gang member was sentenced to death Monday for the 1994 carjacking murders of two Marymount College film students from Japan, where the incident prompted sharp criticism of Los Angeles' "gun culture." Raymond Oscar "Mugsy" Butler, 21, twitched nervously as a Long Beach Superior Court judge upheld a jury's recommendation that he be put to death rather than spend the rest of his life in prison for the execution-style slayings of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19.
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April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
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April 1, 1994 | DEBORAH SCHOCH and PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They came from downtown San Pedro and the suburban slopes of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, bearing flowers and cards and speaking somberly of the specter of teen-agers killing teen-agers. The mourners crowded around the flower-bedecked shrine outside a Ralphs in San Pedro on Thursday morning, some lost in prayer and others murmuring quietly about the arrests of two San Pedro gang members in the slayings of two Japanese college students in the supermarket's parking lot last Friday night.
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March 31, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a week after the slayings of two Marymount College students during a carjacking, Los Angeles police announced that two South Bay gang members were arrested Wednesday in the case. Taken into custody in the Friday night slayings--which this week sparked international outrage and Japanese calls for gun control in the United States--were Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, of San Pedro and Alberto V. Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach.
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April 7, 1994 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For college officials, it's the stuff of nightmares: Just as high school seniors are mailing in their applications, two current students are fatally shot in a case that sparks international notoriety. That is what happened two weeks ago to Marymount College, a small, two-year liberal arts school on a picturesque hilltop campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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