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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1995
A veteran Hermosa Beach police officer has been taken off the investigation into the slaying of model Linda Sobek amid a departmental inquiry into whether the detective leaked sensitive details of the case to a local newspaper, it was learned Wednesday. The detective, who was not identified, was relieved of his assignment Nov. 28, one day after the Daily Breeze, citing an unnamed source, reported various leads in the case.
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December 6, 1995 | Howard Rosenberg
It's considered impolite to kick someone who appears to be down. Yet no one merits kicking more than the host of shrill, obnoxious "Carnie," whose ratings--despite being best among new daytime talk shows this season--still may not ensure its survival, so high are audience demands and fiscal stakes in this arena. The show's distributor says its fate is still undecided. Yet word from "industry sources," reports Broadcasting & Cable magazine, is that "Carnie" will be yanked by Warner Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1995
A judge spent much of Monday editing an audiotape of remarks Charles E. Rathbun made to investigators the day he was arrested and charged with killing model Linda Sobek, eventually handing over an expurgated version to prosecutors and the complete version to the defense. Torrance Municipal Court Judge Mark McGee then placed both versions under seal. Defense attorney Mark Werksman said the tape, made Nov.
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December 2, 1995 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They came, at last, to say their farewells to Linda Sobek. Many were from the glittery world of modeling. Others were old family friends. More than a thousand came Friday to the First Baptist Church of Lakewood to pay tribute to the former Raiders cheerleader whose disappearance and death became one of the most highly publicized slayings in the Southland this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 1995 | GREG KRIKORIAN and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder suspect Charles E. Rathbun was described by Sheriff Sherman Block for the first time Thursday as a "possible serial killer" as detectives broadened their investigation to examine the unsolved slayings or disappearances of young women in at least two other states.
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November 30, 1995 | GREG KRIKORIAN and KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The free-lance photographer charged with the murder of former Raiders cheerleader Linda Sobek was named as a suspect Wednesday in the 1992 slaying of another model as law enforcement authorities re-examined unsolved murders in several states, including Ohio, the suspect's former home. Ending several days of speculation that murder suspect Charles E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1995 | GREG KRIKORIAN and ROBERT J. LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the day he met model Linda Sobek for a photo shoot in the Angeles National Forest, Charles E. Rathbun was on an assignment for an auto magazine that does not use models in its photos, the magazine's publisher said Tuesday. The disclosure by Leon Mandel, publisher of AutoWeek, raises new questions about why the 38-year-old free-lance photographer was with Sobek before the former Raiders cheerleader was found slain in a remote area of the forest.
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November 28, 1995 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one can say prosecutor Stephen Kay lacks credentials to try the "big case." Just ask Charles Manson or Lawrence Bittaker, two of the most notorious multiple-murderers in the annals of Los Angeles crime. Both were convicted by Kay, a 28-year veteran of the district attorney's office, who will prosecute the photographer accused of murdering former Raiderette Linda Sobek.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL and K. CONNIE KANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Sunday that a preliminary autopsy of model Linda Sobek's body does not support the account of her death given by photographer Charles E. Rathbun, who says he accidentally ran over the former football cheerleader during a photo session in the desert. "Thus far, findings are not consistent with injuries caused by an automobile," coroner's spokesman C.
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