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January 3, 1991 | DICK WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An autopsy has revealed that George Allen died of cardiac arrest, his attorney, Carl A. (Tony) Capozzola, said Wednesday. The autopsy was performed by a private Los Angeles pathologist the Allen family declined to identify. Capozzola also said that Allen had been found to have an irregular heart beat three weeks ago, which the pathologist said caused Allen's fatal heart spasm. Allen, 72, died Monday after collapsing at his Palos Verdes Estates home.
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October 31, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU
Agreeing with a defense lawyer and the American Civil Liberties Union, a judge has reversed himself and lifted a gag order he had imposed in the case of Marie Elise West, the woman accused of the hate-crime murder of an elderly Latino man she had allegedly run down with her car. "Any time a judge issues an order that prevents a party from speaking to the press, that raises serious 1st Amendment issues," said Peter Eliasberg, staff attorney for ACLU of Southern California.
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September 23, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation Friday for a white woman who has been charged with murder and hate crimes after allegedly using her car to run down and kill a Latino man in Van Nuys earlier this month. Marie Elise West, 35, of Hermosa Beach, is the first person in Los Angeles County to be charged under a state law that permits capital punishment for a hate-crime slaying, according to the district attorney's office.
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January 17, 1996 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Oxnard land speculator Donald T. Kojima on Tuesday asked a judge for leniency in his felony battery case, citing his role as an undercover operative in an unsuccessful public corruption probe aimed at a former Oxnard city councilman. Kojima was sentenced to 90 days in jail, even though his lawyer had asked for probation. "He did a public service at great personal risk with no reward whatsoever," defense attorney Carl A. (Tony) Capozzola told acting Superior Court Judge Steven Hintz.
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October 12, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The woman accused of capital murder in a hate crime killing suffers from bipolar disorder, was being treated with antipsychotic drugs, and had checked herself into a mental hospital three days before the crime, her lawyer said Wednesday. Hours after she was released from a Bay Area hospital, Marie Elise West allegedly used her car to run down and kill 65-year-old Jesus Plascencia, according to her lawyer, Carl A. "Tony" Capozzola.
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June 25, 2003 | Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writer
Three years after Marie Elise West became the first person in Los Angeles County to face execution for allegedly committing a hate crime, prosecutors said they will not seek the death penalty against her. West, 38, who has a history of mental illness, is charged with running down Jesus Plascencia, 65, in her car and killing him in the parking lot of a Van Nuys bagel shop Sept. 1, 2000. Witnesses allege that West used racial epithets in referring to her victim, a Mexican immigrant.
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November 30, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After reviewing psychiatric reports, a judge Wednesday suspended the criminal case against Marie Elise West, the first person charged with a capital hate crime in Los Angeles County, and declared her mentally incompetent to stand trial. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael S. Luros ordered the 35-year-old Hermosa Beach woman to be transferred to Patton State Hospital, a mental health facility in San Bernardino County for patients who have been charged with felonies.
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August 24, 2005 | Stuart Pfeifer and Christine Hanley, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles County prosecutors on Tuesday filed fraud and perjury charges against Janet Arvizo, whose credibility problems were blamed for undermining pop star Michael Jackson's trial on charges that he molested her teenage son. Prosecutors allege that Arvizo, 37, had fraudulently received more than $18,000 in government benefits after failing to disclose in her welfare application that she and her children had recently been paid $70,000 to resolve a civil lawsuit.
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June 15, 2005 | Megan Garvey and Jean Guccione, Times Staff Writers
Michael Jackson spent millions on his defense against child-molestation charges. But a day after he was acquitted on all counts, attorneys and legal experts said Tuesday that it was the more than $350,000 he reportedly paid for private investigators that may well have made the crucial difference. The funds allowed Jackson to do what wealthy defendants in many high-profile cases have done: conduct a parallel investigation with the same care and thoroughness of a law enforcement agency.
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