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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A poised and defiant Monique Brown defended her husband in court Wednesday, telling jurors that she lied to detectives when she first complained that football star Jim Brown had beaten her and threatened to "snap" her neck.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1999 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura woman accused of fatally shooting her husband and dismembering his body with an electric saw pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of murder and deadly assault. Gladis Soto, 38, stood behind a screened courtroom partition with her eyes downcast during an arraignment in Ventura County Superior Court. She looked up only once to say "Yes" when asked if she waived her right to a speedy trial. Attorney Jorge Alvarado entered the plea on her behalf.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1999
Hard rock guitarist Slash, formerly of Guns N' Roses, was arrested over the weekend after his live-in girlfriend accused him of beating her, authorities said Sunday. Sheriff's deputies arrested the 34-year-old rocker, whose legal name is Saul Hudson, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday at his West Hollywood recording studio, said Deputy Cruz Solis. The girlfriend's name was not released. Hudson was booked on suspicion of spousal assault. Within two hours of his arrest, he posted $50,000 bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Valley group that helps victims of domestic violence obtain restraining orders against their abusers has received a federal grant allowing it to expand its operations for the first time in three years, the agency and Rep. Howard Berman announced Thursday.
HEALTH
June 21, 1999
According to statistics gathered by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as many as one-fourth of women in the U.S. will be abused by a current or former spouse sometime in their lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former professional football star Jim Brown, who has been arrested numerous times on suspicion of battering women, was booked for allegedly making a terrorist threat against his wife, police said Wednesday. Brown, 63, was arrested at his Hollywood home after officers responded to a domestic violence call and interviewed his wife, Monique Brown, 25, a police spokesman said.
NEWS
June 6, 1999 | ALISSA J. RUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early morning hours, before the visiting dignitaries come for their escorted tours, before the press arrives, before even the humanitarian aid workers get here, this camp is a woman's world.
NEWS
April 27, 1999 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What are 16 years of an innocent man's life worth? And if the state acted responsibly in convicting him, should taxpayers foot the bill anyway? Both questions were put to members of the Legislature last week--on behalf of former Tustin resident Kevin Lee Green--in the form of a bill apparently unprecedented in California. The measure seeks to give him $770,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1999 | KURT STREETER
A North Hills man who tried to convince police his beaten wife was the victim of a home-invasion robbery was arrested and charged with attempted murder, police said Thursday. Timmy Dennis Leighton, 41, was arrested after police connected him to the beating of his 39-year-old wife, said Det. Ken Crocker of the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division.
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