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October 2, 1993 | RICHARD CORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lugging two heavy gray bags, Eric Lampel delivered more than 3,000 letters to Superior Court Judge Everett W. Dickey Friday that urged the judge to order the maximum sentences for two men convicted of beating a Laguna Beach man they thought was gay. Lampel, an attorney, initiated the letter campaign in August, after the defendants pleaded guilty to all charges in the case, including commission of a hate crime.
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January 8, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Juan Capistrano teen-ager was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday and a co-defendant was ordered to serve one year in jail for brutally attacking and nearly killing a Costa Mesa man who they believed was gay. Orange County Superior Court Judge Everett W. Dickey denounced the attack as "savagery," and refused requests to grant more lenient sentences to Jeff Michael Raines, 19, and San Clemente resident Christopher Michael Cribbins, 23. Defense attorneys had tried to portray the Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1993 | RICHARD CORE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Superior Court judge Friday delayed sentencing two men convicted of brutally beating a Costa Mesa man they thought was gay, then took an action that surprised the courtroom. Superior Court Judge Everett W. Dickey announced that he wanted the district attorney's office to consider prosecuting a Laguna Hills lawyer and Laguna Beach officials whom he said tried to influence his decision on punishment. Dickey harshly criticized lawyer Eric P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lying on a bed in a hospital intensive care unit, Loc Minh Truong fidgeted restlessly. " Sao dau qua vay ? (Why does it hurt so much?)" he asked in Vietnamese to no one in particular as he touched his swollen, battered face. " Cai nay la cai gi? (What is this?)" he continued in a slurring voice, tugging on the feeding tube leading to his nose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loc Minh Truong may never remember what happened the night he was beaten so severely that he nearly died on a rocky Laguna Beach shoreline, the victim of a hate crime that sparked widespread outcry. But the 57-year-old man will always bear the physical injuries from that January, 1993, attack that shattered his teeth, tore his left eye from the socket and left the back of his head impaled on a rock.
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January 8, 1994 | RENE LYNCH and DOREEN CARVAJAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending a hate crime case that outraged Orange County's gay community, a judge Friday ordered a San Juan Capistrano man to serve 10 years in prison and sentenced his co-defendant to a year in jail for a near-fatal assault on a Costa Mesa man they believed was homosexual. Orange County Superior Court Judge Everett W. Dickey denounced the assault as "savagery" and refused requests for lenient sentences for Jeffrey Michael Raines, 19, and San Clemente resident Christopher Michael Cribbins, 23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1993 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors Tuesday charged an 18-year-old San Clemente High School student with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with what authorities are calling a gay-bashing attack on a 55-year-old man who was alone on the beach. Jeff Michael Raines is also charged with inflicting great bodily injury and committing a hate crime against Loc Minh Truong of Costa Mesa. If convicted, Raines would face a maximum 15 years in state prison.
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December 28, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linda Tay and Kathy Woods have never met, but they have an awful lot in common. Both immigrated to the United States as young newlyweds, Tay from Taiwan and Woods from Great Britain. Each chose a quiet Orange County community for its strong schools and safe streets: Tay's rambling house is in the hills of Orange Park Acres, Woods' condo is perched on the San Clemente coast 30 miles away. Last New Year's, each woman had a popular young son making good grades and looking ahead to college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It has become a violent ritual that is replayed in this seaside village with chilling consistency: Rowdy young men, sometimes brandishing pipes, knives or firearms, breeze into Laguna Beach looking for fun. Often, by the time they are gone, someone lies broken and bleeding. Police can point to only one motive: The victim was targeted because the young toughs thought he was gay.
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