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May 18, 1989 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
An Anaheim man who fled to Montana after allegedly killing his wife and then confessed in a letter to a newspaper columnist was ordered held without bail Wednesday by an Orange County judge. David Lee Schoenecker, 48, is accused of fatally shooting his 40-year-old wife, Gail, at their Anaheim Hills home on May 5. Municipal Judge Kazuharu Makino in Fullerton revoked the $500,000 bond that had been set after Schoenecker's return Tuesday night from Missoula, Mont., and ordered the suspect held until a May 31 arraignment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Former NFL player Darren Sharper is slated for a hearing next week in Phoenix to decide whether he can continue to be held in a Los Angeles County jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Tempe last year. The Arizona charges are the latest against the Super Bowl-winning safety who has been charged with sexually assaulting four women and is under investigation in connection with another four assaults on women across several states. Los Angeles prosecutors initially charged Sharper, 38, with two rape and five drug counts, alleging he drugged and attacked two women he met at a West Hollywood club in two separate incidents.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988 | TED ROHRLICH, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block, in response to a federal court directive to control jail crowding, said Wednesday he will begin immediately releasing about 1,200 pretrial inmates being held on bail of $2,500 or less. Block, whose department runs the county's jails, pledged to release more inmates if necessary by shortening sentences of those convicted of minor crimes. "I am not about to place myself or county government in a position where they can be cited for contempt," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A Los Angeles judge Monday again ordered ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in jail without bail amid ongoing sexual assault investigations in five states. Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Sharper, 38, with two rape and five drug counts, alleging he drugged and attacked two women he met at a West Hollywood club in two separate incidents. After first being released, he was taken into custody Feb. 27 when New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with two alleged rapes there.
OPINION
August 26, 2005
Once again Michael Ramirez misses the mark with his editorial cartoon of Northwest Airlines mechanics parachuting from an aircraft (Opinion, Aug. 23). May I suggest you cut his salary by 25%, in the hope that he will bail out of The Times? NEIL SYMONDS Newbury Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1992
I am writing to take issue with the (May 3) article "Federal Courts in San Diego Tough on Bail" by Alan Abrahamson, which presents a misleading picture of the bail practices in this district by selectively presenting only some of the statistics. The article claims it is harder to get out on bail in this district than any other district in the country, but relies exclusively on statistics about defendants who do not make monetary bail at their first court appearance. The story then claims that these "statistics explain why the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center . . . is packed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1999
Re "Bail for Stalking Rises Fivefold After Slaying," Dec. 24. They still don't get it. The judges who voted to raise the county's mandatory bail in cases of felony stalking from $20,000 to $100,000 still don't understand. All they accomplished was to raise the price of a stalking murder. They did nothing to protect women from being stalked and killed by angry, violent men. The problem here is not the amount of bail. In Vicki Shade's case, and many others like it, the problem is a system that permitted Roland Sheehan, Shade's stalker and murderer, to violate a restraining order 15 times, with apparent impunity.
SPORTS
June 27, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was denied bail by a Fall River, Mass., judge one day after being charged with the first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez's lawyer said the case against his client is circumstantial, while a prosecutor called the evidence "overwhelming. " Judge Renee Dupuis agreed with both men's assessments, calling the prosecution's case "circumstantial but very, very strong. " "The facts, as I understand it, suggest that basically a coldblooded person killed another person because that person disrespected him," she said in denying the request for bail.
SPORTS
September 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Hugh Douglas, a former All-Pro defensive end in the NFL, has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly choking his girlfriend during an altercation early Sunday at a hotel in Hartford, Conn. Hartford police say Douglas, who had a 10-year career with the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, has denied grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and carrying her down a hallway to their room as she alleges. Douglas told police that the marks on his girlfriend's neck were from rough sex. Police say Douglas was released after posting $50,000 in bail.
WORLD
November 18, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
MOSCOW -- A court in St. Petersburg ruled Monday that three Greenpeace activists arrested in the Arctic could be released on bail, but denied a similar request by an additional member of the environmental group. Those ordered released on $66,000 bail each included a Brazilian and two Russians, including a Moscow-based freelance photographer who was chronicling the Greenpeace expedition, according to Vladimir Chuprov, the head of the Greenpeace Arctic program. He said that Greenpeace intended to post the bail as soon as possible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in court Monday to face a judge after his probation was revoked Friday and he was arrested. Brown is now in jail and is expected to remain there at least through the weekend because his arrest warrant specified no bail. The warrant was issued for a probation violation related to the singer's 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, sheriff's officials said. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's life in pictures According to the Associated Press, the warrant said the judge overseeing Brown's probation learned that the singer had been discharged from a rehabilitation facility "for failure to comply with rules and regulations of the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Richard Winton, Abby Sewell and Robert Faturechi
Singer Chris Brown was "cooperative" when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested him Friday. The singer was arrested on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 conviction in the assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, sheriff's officials said. He was booked into jail in downtown Los Angeles and was being held without bail. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's life in pictures Deputies arrested him when he arrived at a rehabilitation facility in Malibu, sources told the Los Angeles Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
Former state Assemblyman Chris Norby was free on bail Thursday after being arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse and child endangerment, the latest in a series of domestic issues dating back to his days as an Orange County supervisor. Norby was booked and then released on $10,000 bail after Fullerton police were summoned to his home around noon Wednesday. Citing state law, authorities said they were prohibited from releasing more information about the victims in the case. But Norby said Thursday that he believes his wife, Martha Norby, went to the Fullerton police station with the allegations of abuse.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Bail has been set at $3 million for a Texas man accused of drunkenly steering his car into a crowd at the South by Southwest music festival, records show. Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, of Killeen was booked into Travis County jail and charged with one count of capital murder, though more charges may be added later, the Associated Press reported . A court date was not immediately available. Reports indicate Owens -- an aspiring rapper and music producer -- was in town to try and showcase his music, like thousands of other aspiring artists hoping to get noticed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Richard Winton
An L.A. County Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered former NFL player Darren Sharper to remain in jail without bail because of a new indictment against him in Arizona on two sex assault cases. Judge Renee Korn also declined efforts by Sharper's attorneys, Blair Berk and Larry Levine, to have Sharper released from L.A. County custody on house arrest with GPS monitoring. Sharper, 38, has been charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in custody, but warned New Orleans officials that he cannot continue to be held indefinitely. Sharper is being without bail on a New Orleans police arrest warrant for two rapes. Los Angeles Judge Renee Korn said that he must be charged by New Orleans prosecutors or the Louisiana governor must seek his extradition. She set a new hearing on the case for March 13.  Sharper, 38, has been charged by Los Angeles prosecutors with seven rape and drug counts in connection with two alleged attacks in Hollywood.
WORLD
October 10, 2013 | By Aoun Sahi and Mark Magnier
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Just when former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf thought he was in the clear, he was hit with a new legal challenge Thursday when police arrested him in a case involving a 2007 crackdown on a pro-Taliban mosque in Islamabad.  The latest judicial wrinkle came hours after Musharraf was released - at least in theory - having submitted about $19,500 in surety bonds to the Supreme Court after being granted...
NATIONAL
July 1, 2010 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
One of 11 people charged with being part of a Russian spy ring told investigators that his loyalty to his handlers exceeded his commitment to his own son, prosecutors said Thursday as they argued against releasing the defendants on bond and warned that evidence unveiled so far was "the tip of an iceberg." Three of the accused spies appeared in federal court in Manhattan before Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis, who denied bail for a couple who went by the names Richard and Cynthia Murphy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2014 | By Lee Romney
SAN FRANCISCO -- A top Monterey County prosecutor confirmed Tuesday that a group of former and current King City police officials -- including the longtime former chief and acting chief -- have been arrested in connection with a district attorney's investigation. Chief Assistant Dist. Atty. Terry Spitz declined to release details of the arrests and charges before a 2 p.m. news conference in Salinas, the county seat. King City, an agricultural town with a population of about 13,000, sits 50 miles to the south on Highway 101 in the Salinas Valley.
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