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June 13, 1990
Actress Theresa Saldana sobbed Tuesday as she began testifying at a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Municipal Court for an obsessed Scottish drifter who stabbed her eight years ago and now faces charges of threatening to try again to kill her. "I'm afraid to talk in front of him," said Saldana, 34, dabbing tears from her eyes. She was referring to her attacker, Arthur Richard Jackson, 53, who sat heavily shackled with bowed head.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1991
An obsessed fan who stabbed actress Theresa Saldana was sentenced Tuesday to five years and eight months in prison for sending her threatening letters. Sentencing came after Saldana pleaded with him to "take me out of your thoughts." Arthur Jackson, who has been in prison for eight years for the attempted murder of Saldana, was unmoved and read a rambling "declaration of war" if he is sent back to state prison. He also demanded to be executed.
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June 7, 1989
Sixty members of the Assembly have sent a letter to the state Board of Prison Terms asking that the scheduled June 15 parole of attempted murderer Arthur Richard Jackson be blocked. Jackson stabbed actress Theresa Saldana 10 times in an attempt to kill her outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982. While in prison, he has repeatedly vowed to kill Saldana upon his scheduled release from the California Medical Facility at Vacaville after serving seven years of a 12-year term. "It is outrageous that an individual who viciously stabbed a women 10 times now has an opportunity to try and kill her again," said Assemblyman Pat Nolan (R-Glendale)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish drifter who stabbed Theresa Saldana nearly to death was convicted Wednesday of mailing death threats on the actress while serving time for the 1982 attack. Arthur Richard Jackson, 55, was found guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on five counts of threatening a witness. He is the first person to be convicted under a 2-year-old state law that Saldana supported prohibiting felons from threatening witnesses or victims in their cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1990 | DARRELL DAWSEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Scottish drifter who stabbed Theresa Saldana nearly to death was convicted Wednesday of mailing death threats on the actress while serving time for the 1982 attack. Arthur Richard Jackson, 55, was found guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on five counts of threatening a witness. He is the first person to be convicted under a 2-year-old state law that Saldana supported prohibiting felons from threatening witnesses or victims in their cases.
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June 2, 1989 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Actress Theresa Saldana, six months pregnant, is frightened. Her dark eyes seem sheathed in glass. She stares into the unknown. "This man is going to kill me if somebody doesn't help," she says quietly, with conviction. "That is the truth." This man is Arthur Richard Jackson, the deranged Scottish drifter who seven years ago tried and miraculously failed to kill Saldana by stabbing her 10 times. He is scheduled to be paroled from state prison on June 15. In several letters and phone calls to journalists during his imprisonment, Jackson has threatened to complete his "divine mission."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1990
The Scottish drifter convicted of savagely wounding actress Theresa Saldana in a knife attack eight years ago told jurors Wednesday he was sorry that she didn't die. "Unfortunately, I would've preferred a gun," Arthur Jackson said. "In addition to being more efficient, it would've been more humane. . . . I regret very much the extent of her wounds." Jackson, 55, was convicted of attempted murder for knifing the actress outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990
The attacker in the near-fatal stabbing of actress Theresa Saldana began trial Thursday on charges of sending death-threat letters to the movie star and her rescuer. Arthur R. Jackson, 55, faces six years in prison if convicted of sending the letters to Saldana and Jeff Fenn, the water deliveryman who subdued Jackson and held him for police after Jackson nearly stabbed Saldana to death in West Hollywood in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990
A Scottish-born drifter who tried to murder actress Theresa Saldana outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982 has been charged with sending threatening letters to her from Vacaville state prison, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said Wednesday. Arthur Jackson, 54, would have been eligible for parole April 11, but he will remain in custody until the new charges are resolved, district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1991
An obsessed fan who stabbed actress Theresa Saldana was sentenced Tuesday to five years and eight months in prison for sending her threatening letters. Sentencing came after Saldana pleaded with him to "take me out of your thoughts." Arthur Jackson, who has been in prison for eight years for the attempted murder of Saldana, was unmoved and read a rambling "declaration of war" if he is sent back to state prison. He also demanded to be executed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1990
The Scottish drifter convicted of savagely wounding actress Theresa Saldana in a knife attack eight years ago told jurors Wednesday he was sorry that she didn't die. "Unfortunately, I would've preferred a gun," Arthur Jackson said. "In addition to being more efficient, it would've been more humane. . . . I regret very much the extent of her wounds." Jackson, 55, was convicted of attempted murder for knifing the actress outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1990
The attacker in the near-fatal stabbing of actress Theresa Saldana began trial Thursday on charges of sending death-threat letters to the movie star and her rescuer. Arthur R. Jackson, 55, faces six years in prison if convicted of sending the letters to Saldana and Jeff Fenn, the water deliveryman who subdued Jackson and held him for police after Jackson nearly stabbed Saldana to death in West Hollywood in 1982.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1990
Actress Theresa Saldana sobbed Tuesday as she began testifying at a preliminary hearing in Los Angeles Municipal Court for an obsessed Scottish drifter who stabbed her eight years ago and now faces charges of threatening to try again to kill her. "I'm afraid to talk in front of him," said Saldana, 34, dabbing tears from her eyes. She was referring to her attacker, Arthur Richard Jackson, 53, who sat heavily shackled with bowed head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1990
A Scottish-born drifter who tried to murder actress Theresa Saldana outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982 has been charged with sending threatening letters to her from Vacaville state prison, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said Wednesday. Arthur Jackson, 54, would have been eligible for parole April 11, but he will remain in custody until the new charges are resolved, district attorney's spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said.
NEWS
June 7, 1989
Sixty members of the Assembly have sent a letter to the state Board of Prison Terms asking that the scheduled June 15 parole of attempted murderer Arthur Richard Jackson be blocked. Jackson stabbed actress Theresa Saldana 10 times in an attempt to kill her outside her West Hollywood apartment in 1982. While in prison, he has repeatedly vowed to kill Saldana upon his scheduled release from the California Medical Facility at Vacaville after serving seven years of a 12-year term. "It is outrageous that an individual who viciously stabbed a women 10 times now has an opportunity to try and kill her again," said Assemblyman Pat Nolan (R-Glendale)
NEWS
June 2, 1989 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Actress Theresa Saldana, six months pregnant, is frightened. Her dark eyes seem sheathed in glass. She stares into the unknown. "This man is going to kill me if somebody doesn't help," she says quietly, with conviction. "That is the truth." This man is Arthur Richard Jackson, the deranged Scottish drifter who seven years ago tried and miraculously failed to kill Saldana by stabbing her 10 times. He is scheduled to be paroled from state prison on June 15. In several letters and phone calls to journalists during his imprisonment, Jackson has threatened to complete his "divine mission."
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November 5, 1989 | Stacy Jenel Smith \f7
Meanwhile, the actress is consulting with security expert Gavin de Becker about her future safety. Although Arthur Richard Jackson, who was convicted of assaulting the actress in 1982, is expected to be prosecuted next February for threatening Saldana's life from his quarters at Vacaville State Prison, Saldana considers it a "50-50 proposition" that he'll remain incarcerated past his anticipated release in March. "It's bizarre to still be dealing with this after so many years," she said.
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