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April 14, 1999
Saying that the defendants showed no mercy for the dozens of people they assaulted, wounded and killed, prosecutors asked jurors in Van Nuys on Tuesday for the death penalty for four Asian Boyz gang members. "Our laws recognize that some people commit crimes that are so evil, so outrageous and so heinous that they don't deserve to live," Deputy Dist. Atty. Laura Baird said. "That's what these four have done by their conduct in 1995."
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June 15, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clara County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against two members of the notorious Asian Boyz street gang for the 1998 slaying of a San Jose man whose son testified against gang kingpins, authorities said Wednesday. The two gang members also intended to kill three key witnesses while the lengthy trial in Van Nuys was underway, as part of a wider conspiracy to disrupt the proceedings, the indictment says.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Relying heavily on the testimony of two admitted thugs, a jury Monday convicted the leader of the notorious Asian Boyz street gang of three murders, seven attempted murders and conspiracy, crimes for which he could be executed. The verdicts came at the end of a four- month trial during which the father of the state's key witness was gunned down at his San Jose home. Authorities suspect the defendants were involved in the unsolved crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2000 | LEE CONDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Clara County prosecutors will seek the death penalty against two members of the notorious Asian Boyz street gang in the 1998 killing of a San Jose man whose son testified against gang kingpins, authorities said Wednesday. The two gang members from Van Nuys also intended to kill three key witnesses during the lengthy Van Nuys proceedings as part of a wider conspiracy to disrupt the trial, according to the indictment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying the defendants showed no mercy for the dozens of people they assaulted, wounded and killed, prosecutors Tuesday asked jurors to recommend the death penalty for four Asian Boyz street gang members for their roles in a bloody 1995 crime spree. "Our laws recognize that some people commit crimes that are so evil, so outrageous and so heinous that they don't deserve to live," Deputy Dist. Atty. Laura Baird said. "That's what these four have done by their conduct in 1995."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Children who lived through the "capricious, cascading panorama of death" that was the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia are more likely to become gang members, a psychiatrist testified in a Van Nuys courtroom Monday during the death penalty phase of the trial of four Asian Boyz gang members. Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999
Four years after a bloody crime rampage by the Asian Boyz gang in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the last of the accused was sentenced to a lifetime in prison Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Two Asian Boyz gang members were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday, two months after a jury could not agree on whether they should be executed. Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp sentenced Sothi Mehn, 24, and Bunthoeun Roeung, 22, to three consecutive life terms. Mehn was also given 122 years in prison and Roeung was given 90 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years after a bloody crime spree by the Asian Boyz gang in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the last of the accused was sentenced to a lifetime in prison Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999
Four years after a bloody crime rampage by the Asian Boyz gang in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, the last of the accused was sentenced to a lifetime in prison Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1999
Two Asian Boyz gang members were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday, two months after a jury could not agree on whether they should be executed. Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp sentenced Sothi Mehn, 24, and Bunthoeun Roeung, 22, to three consecutive life terms. Mehn was also given 122 years in prison and Roeung was given 90 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four members of the notorious Asian Boyz gang officially beat the death penalty Wednesday as prosecutors announced they will not retry the men, but instead accept a penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The men were convicted in March for their roles in seven slayings in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys in 1995, but jurors could not agree whether the four deserved to be executed or should live the rest of their lives in prison.
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April 29, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Van Nuys jurors could not agree Wednesday on whether four Asian Boyz gang members deserve to die for a 1995 series of killings, leaving uncertain whether prosecutors will seek to retry them or settle for life sentences. With the jury split, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp declared a mistrial, meaning the defendants will be sentenced to life without parole unless prosecutors decide to again seek the death penalty.
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