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May 23, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A military judge refused to delay the arraignments of five detainees accused of involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann said the interests of justice would be best served by completing the arraignments June 5. Military lawyers had sought to postpone the first pretrial hearings for men charged with the 2001 attacks that killed almost 3,000 people in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, saying the government has...
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April 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A student government commissioner at UCLA was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment after a fellow student alleged he had sexually assaulted her within the past several months, university police said. Omar Arce, 21, is scheduled to be arraigned on the false imprisonment charge Friday after he was taken to the West Hollywood sheriff's station, said Nancy Greenstein, a spokeswoman for the UCLA Police Department. The school's student body president initially announced that Arce had faced a sexual assault charge, but Greenstein said that was inaccurate.
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NEWS
July 24, 1994 | TOMMY LI
A 31-year-old woman accused of firing a weapon at children near an elementary school will be arraigned Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court on charges of assault with a firearm. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Suzanne E. Person ordered Charlotte De La Torre to stand trial on the two assault charges but dismissed a pair of attempted murder counts during a recent preliminary hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A second woman arrested in the fatal beating of a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Candace Marie Brito, 27, of Santa Ana is facing one count of murder in the Jan. 19 beating that left 23-year-old Kim Pham dead. Brito is one of three women suspected in the melee, which has captured national attention and prompted Santa Ana civic leaders to defend the city's historic downtown as a safe area. Vanesa Tapia Zavala, a 25-year-old mother and Santa Ana resident, pleaded not guilty to murder last week.
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August 1, 1989
A man and his wife were charged Monday with the fatal stabbing of a television music composer who had invited the couple as guests into his Hollywood Hills home. Juanito Purugganan, 29, and his wife, Michelle, 20, were charged with one count of murder with special circumstance allegations that could qualify them for the death sentence if they are convicted. Los Angeles police said Doug Timm, 29, was murdered either July 21 or 22 and his house burglarized.
BUSINESS
January 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
The co-founders of Livent Inc. will not appear for arraignment in New York this week on charges of widespread fraud at the theater company and will surrender to U.S. authorities only if extradited from Canada, their lawyers said Wednesday. Garth Drabinsky, the high-profile producer of "Ragtime" and other Broadway hits, and his partner, Myron Gottlieb, were charged by U.S. prosecutors two weeks ago with criminal conspiracy and securities fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1995
A Lancaster teen-ager Wednesday denied murdering his close friend in an apparently accidental shooting Saturday night, authorities said. The 17-year-old boy, whose name was withheld because of his age, was arraigned in Sylmar juvenile court, where he denied the charge of murder, with the special allegation that he used a firearm. A probable cause hearing was scheduled for Nov. 30, said Richard Taklender, a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attempt by Los Angeles officials to overturn an appellate ruling that requires the city to speed the arraignment of arrested prisoners and allow them visits from family and friends at the jail.
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June 21, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Arraignment for Dennis Rodman on three misdemeanor counts of disturbing the peace has been postponed until July 24. Attorney Paul Meyer said he and Orange County Deputy Dist. Atty. Mike Fell agreed to postpone the case "so that discovery of evidence can occur and motions can be evaluated."
WORLD
June 5, 2005 | From Times wire reports
A reputed Irish Republican Army veteran was arraigned on a murder charge in the killing of a Catholic man that has overshadowed Northern Ireland's peace process and fueled an exceptional public campaign by the victim's five sisters. Terence "Jock" Davison, 49, offered no plea as prosecutors accused him of killing Robert McCartney, who was stabbed and bludgeoned outside a Belfast pub Jan. 30. McCartney's sisters have alleged that the IRA destroyed evidence and intimidated witnesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The man accused of a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport that left one federal transportation agent dead is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday. Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is expected to enter a plea on the 11 counts , including murder and attempted murder. Ciancia appeared in court for the first time earlier this month before a judge in a courtroom inside a Rancho Cucamonga jail, where he is being held while recovering from gunshot wounds he suffered when airport police were trying to apprehend him. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bristow denied bail, citing the potential of him being a flight risk and posing a danger to the community.
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December 20, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
A man who allegedly shot and injured a police officer during a hostage standoff in Inglewood last month is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a charge of attempted murder. Christopher Warsaw, 45, was arrested on Nov. 27 after he surrendered to police following hours of negotiations. Warsaw had been holding his girlfriend and her teenage daughter hostage, according to Inglewood police. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office later charged Warsaw with attempted murder.
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December 10, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Two brothers accused of shooting and killing a 7-year-old girl in Palmdale during a car chase were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Jesus Alberto Peralta, 22, and Carlos Peralta, 19, face felony counts of murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, according to the Los Angeles County distirct attorney's office.  The brothers -- both of Palmdale -- also face three counts of attempted murder, along with gun and gang allegations....
NEWS
November 19, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Rep. Trey Radel, a first-term Republican from Florida, faces arraignment in a Washington court Wednesday morning after being charged with possession of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Radel was arrested on Oct. 29 on a charge of cocaine possession, according to Politico, which first reported the story. Radel could face 180 days in jail and a possible fine of $1,000 if convicted. In a statement released after the news broke, Radel 39 and a former radio talk show host from Fort Myers, said his struggle with alcoholism “led to an extremely irresponsible choice,” and that he would seek counseling.
NATIONAL
November 15, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Demonstrators in Florida and Michigan have used the same language to describe the shootings of two young African Americans. But the killings of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and Renisha McBride this month raise different legal questions along the touchy intersection of race and guns. Both Martin, 17, and McBride, 19, were unarmed when they were shot. The two men who killed them - George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Martin in Florida, and Theodore P. Wafer, 54, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., a white man arraigned Friday afternoon on murder charges in the death of McBride - say they committed no crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Nicole Santa Cruz
Two reputed gang members are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday on charges that they ambushed a man who was responding to a Craigslist ad for a cellphone, killing him in front of his teenage son. Markell Thomas, 18, and Ryan Roth, 17, were charged with murder in late October. They were also charged with  attempted murder and two counts each of second-degree robbery with gang enhancements, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Roth, a minor, was charged as an adult.
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March 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Three Mexican men were arraigned Friday on charges of smuggling a boatload of illegal immigrants who were rescued from a sinking vessel after more than a day without food or water. The defendants did not enter pleas during initial court appearances, two days after 11 men and four women were rescued from a sinking 24-foot skipjack 12 miles offshore from San Diego. Octavio Ruiz Gomez, a 31-year-old mechanical engineer who allegedly piloted the boat, and two others who were aboard -- taxi drivers Jorge Acuna Betancourt, 34, and Jorge Ames Barr, 19 -- were charged with bringing in illegal immigrants for financial gain, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison if they are convicted.
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November 6, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One of four suspects wanted in connection with an attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood this spring was scheduled to be in court Wednesday. Nicol Shakhnazaryan, 21, was scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles County Superior Court on charges of battery with serious bodily injury, and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, among others. Shakhnazaryan was arrested in June in connection with the attack.  The attack on the 22-year-old woman, identified by authorities only as Vivian, took place on May 31 about 2:15 a.m. as she was walking on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.
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