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May 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Five former Arizona Boys Ranch employees will not be tried for murder in a California teen's death, but three face child abuse charges. A Pima County, Ariz., Superior Court judge ordered that Linda Babb be tried on charges of manslaughter and child abuse in the death of Nicholaus Contreraz. Troy Michael Jones, 27, faces trial for intentional or knowing child abuse. Montgomery Hoover, 31, will be tried for reckless child abuse.
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May 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Five former Arizona Boys Ranch employees will not be tried for murder in a California teen's death, but three face child abuse charges. A Pima County, Ariz., Superior Court judge ordered that Linda Babb be tried on charges of manslaughter and child abuse in the death of Nicholaus Contreraz. Troy Michael Jones, 27, faces trial for intentional or knowing child abuse. Montgomery Hoover, 31, will be tried for reckless child abuse.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1998
Your June 13 article on the Arizona Boys Ranch quoted one probation officer as saying that juveniles sent to the California Youth Authority are "learning how to be a criminal. No matter what happened at the Boys Ranch, the fact is that kids stand a better chance to get their stuff together there than at the CYA." CYA takes juveniles who have failed at every level of the criminal justice system, including the Arizona Boys Ranch, and we succeed in turning more than half of these youths away from crime.
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March 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
Five former Arizona Boys Ranch employees, once indicted for manslaughter, now face first-degree murder charges in the death of a California teen, a defense attorney said Monday. The criminal complaint, filed in Pinal County Superior Court, also accuses the defendants of child abuse in the March 1998 death of 16-year-old Nicholaus Contreraz of Sacramento, said Darrow Soll, a lawyer for defendant Montgomery Hoover. "This is absolutely beyond reality," Soll said.
NEWS
October 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Arizona Department of Economic Security reached agreement with the Arizona Boys Ranch, allowing the troubled juvenile-offender rehabilitation program to continue operating in exchange for significant changes. Nicholaus Contreraz, 16, of Sacramento died under its care March 2, and a Pinal County grand jury has indicted five former Boys Ranch workers on child abuse and manslaughter charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1998
Re "State Crackdown Targets Boys Ranch," July 8: The announcement that the California Department of Social Services has terminated funding for the placement of juvenile offenders at Arizona Boys Ranch is welcome news. It must be remembered, however, that the death of 16-year-old Nicholaus Contreraz was the result of a series of deliberate and repeated acts of abuse and neglect during his two-month stay at the ranch. Justice for Nicholaus can be fully realized only when those responsible for his death are arrested, stand trial and are convicted; and all things being equal--executed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day he died, Nicholaus Contreraz was awakened at 6:30 a.m. He had been sleeping on a mattress positioned halfway in the bathroom of Barracks 31. Staff at the Arizona Boys Ranch had placed the 16-year-old Sacramento youth on Yellow Shirt status for, among other reasons, persistently defecating and urinating on himself. They wanted him to be near the toilet.
NEWS
July 1, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Arizona Department of Economic Security on Tuesday announced it would temporarily extend the operating license of the Arizona Boys Ranch pending the completion of at least two inquiries into the March 2 death there of a 16-year-old Sacramento boy, as well as investigations of new child abuse allegations.
NEWS
March 30, 1999 | From Associated Press
Five former Arizona Boys Ranch employees, once indicted for manslaughter, now face first-degree murder charges in the death of a California teen, a defense attorney said Monday. The criminal complaint, filed in Pinal County Superior Court, also accuses the defendants of child abuse in the March 1998 death of 16-year-old Nicholaus Contreraz of Sacramento, said Darrow Soll, a lawyer for defendant Montgomery Hoover. "This is absolutely beyond reality," Soll said.
NEWS
August 27, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A five-month Arizona state investigation concluded Wednesday that "abuse and neglect" led to the death of a 16-year-old Sacramento youth at Arizona Boys Ranch and prompted officials to deny an operating license to the paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders. The Department of Economic Security report also revealed that 17 former staff members will be placed on the Arizona Child Abuser Directory as a result of their treatment of Nicholaus Contreraz.
NEWS
October 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Arizona Department of Economic Security reached agreement with the Arizona Boys Ranch, allowing the troubled juvenile-offender rehabilitation program to continue operating in exchange for significant changes. Nicholaus Contreraz, 16, of Sacramento died under its care March 2, and a Pinal County grand jury has indicted five former Boys Ranch workers on child abuse and manslaughter charges.
NEWS
October 2, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Arizona grand jury Thursday indicted five former employees of Arizona Boys Ranch, charging that the four camp workers and a staff nurse were responsible for the March 2 death of a Sacramento boy at the paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders. The indictments by the panel in Pinal County, southeast of Phoenix, were the first criminal charges in the 7-month-old case, which has brought about legislative changes, stricter licensing standards and tougher oversight guidelines.
NEWS
August 27, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A five-month Arizona state investigation concluded Wednesday that "abuse and neglect" led to the death of a 16-year-old Sacramento youth at Arizona Boys Ranch and prompted officials to deny an operating license to the paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders. The Department of Economic Security report also revealed that 17 former staff members will be placed on the Arizona Child Abuser Directory as a result of their treatment of Nicholaus Contreraz.
NEWS
July 30, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a Sacramento youth at the troubled Arizona Boys Ranch. The Justice Department's civil rights division confirmed Wednesday that it has an open investigation into the circumstances surrounding the March 2 death of Nicholaus Contreraz at the paramilitary camp for juveniles at Oracle, Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1998
Re "State Crackdown Targets Boys Ranch," July 8: The announcement that the California Department of Social Services has terminated funding for the placement of juvenile offenders at Arizona Boys Ranch is welcome news. It must be remembered, however, that the death of 16-year-old Nicholaus Contreraz was the result of a series of deliberate and repeated acts of abuse and neglect during his two-month stay at the ranch. Justice for Nicholaus can be fully realized only when those responsible for his death are arrested, stand trial and are convicted; and all things being equal--executed.
NEWS
July 8, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concluding that a Sacramento boy was physically abused and medically neglected before his death at Arizona Boys Ranch in March, California officials said Tuesday they would withdraw all federal and state funding to counties choosing to send juvenile offenders to the facility.
NEWS
July 30, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Justice Department and the FBI have launched a criminal investigation into the death of a Sacramento youth at the troubled Arizona Boys Ranch. The Justice Department's civil rights division confirmed Wednesday that it has an open investigation into the circumstances surrounding the March 2 death of Nicholaus Contreraz at the paramilitary camp for juveniles at Oracle, Ariz.
NEWS
July 1, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Arizona Department of Economic Security on Tuesday announced it would temporarily extend the operating license of the Arizona Boys Ranch pending the completion of at least two inquiries into the March 2 death there of a 16-year-old Sacramento boy, as well as investigations of new child abuse allegations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1998
Your June 13 article on the Arizona Boys Ranch quoted one probation officer as saying that juveniles sent to the California Youth Authority are "learning how to be a criminal. No matter what happened at the Boys Ranch, the fact is that kids stand a better chance to get their stuff together there than at the CYA." CYA takes juveniles who have failed at every level of the criminal justice system, including the Arizona Boys Ranch, and we succeed in turning more than half of these youths away from crime.
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