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November 6, 1990
The state's 2nd District Court of Appeal issued a brief ruling late Monday upholding a stay that delays indefinitely the start of Christian Brando's murder trial. The proceeding, which had been set to begin Monday in Santa Monica, was postponed while officials review the status of Brando's half-sister, Cheyenne Brando, 20, who is recovering from a drug overdose in Tahiti.
August 9, 1990 | From Times wire services
Actor Marlon Brando's son, Christian, charged in the murder of his half-sister's boyfriend, had his bail cut today from $10 million to $2 million. With his father in the court in Santa Monica, Brando, 32, also surrendered his passport, a condition of his release. He was expected to be freed once his family posted the bail. After a lengthy hearing, Superior Court Judge David Perez ordered Brando's bail reduced after ruling that the $10-million figure set by a Municipal Court judge "is high."
June 26, 1991
A judge has denied a bid to reduce the prison sentence for Christian Brando, the son of actor Marlon Brando who pleaded guilty to the shooting death of his half-sister's lover, attorneys said Tuesday. Brando is serving a 10-year term for voluntary manslaughter for the May 17, 1990, shooting of Dag Drollet, the Tahitian boyfriend of Cheyenne Brando. Brando's attorney, Robert Shapiro, presented his bid in Santa Monica before Superior Court Judge Robert Thomas on Friday. Deputy Dist. Atty.
January 8, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's daughter Cheyenne left Tahiti on Monday for Paris, where she will undergo psychiatric treatment after reported suicide attempts. Brando, 20, reportedly has tried to kill herself twice since her half brother, Christian Brando, killed her Tahitian boyfriend, Dag Drollet, in the actor's secluded Mulholland Drive home. Cheyenne Brando boarded an Air France flight to Tokyo.
September 15, 1990
Prosecutors in the Brando murder case will go to federal court in Los Angeles Monday for help in bringing Cheyenne Brando back from Tahiti to testify at the trial of her half-brother, Christian, next month. He is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Cheyenne Brando's lover, Dag Drollet, last May, at the home of their father, actor Marlon Brando. A district attorney's spokeswoman said U.S.
October 4, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A judge agreed today to tentatively delay the start of Christian Brando's murder trial, giving prosecutors more time to subpoena his half sister in Tahiti. The judge, in setting a new trial date of Nov. 5, also cited a crowded court calendar in agreeing to put off the case. The trial had been set to begin next Tuesday in Santa Monica. Christian Brando, 32, is accused of killing Dag Drollet, Cheyenne's boyfriend, May 16.
December 13, 2008
Jonathan Shapiro is right to point out that Marlon Brando made more than his share of "turkeys" ["How to Explain Brando?," Nov. 27]. But to include Bernardo Bertolucci's pathbreaking, unquestionably artistic "Last Tango in Paris" as one of them undermines his argument. Calling "Tango" "prurient" is about as helpful as describing Picasso's "Guernica" as colorless. Jeff Schultz Los Angeles
July 23, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Marlon Brando's son said he killed his half-sister's boyfriend in the actor's house during a struggle that began when the boyfriend "went nuts," a police officer testified today. Christian Brando said the fatal shot was fired accidentally as the two men wrestled over a handgun kept in the actor's Hollywood Hills mansion for family protection. "(Christian Brando) said he wasn't sure who was trying to shoot who," Officer Steve Cunningham said.
July 26, 1990
Actor Marlon Brando's son, Christian, facing trial in the slaying of his half-sister's boyfriend, will remain jailed until his passport can be found and surrendered to authorities, his lawyer said Wednesday. A judge on Tuesday set Brando's bail at $10 million, with the condition that he give up his passport to help ensure that he does not flee to avoid prosecution.
November 19, 1991
Actor Marlon Brando's 21-year-old daughter Cheyenne flew from France to Tahiti on a French military flight and in police custody Monday as part of an investigation into the killing of her lover in Los Angeles, officials said. Her half-brother, Christian Brando, is serving a 10-year prison sentence for voluntary manslaughter for shooting Dag Drollet, 26, at the movie star's mansion in May, 1990.
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