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February 1, 1997
Lyle Menendez, one of two brothers imprisoned for life last year for murdering their wealthy parents in Beverly Hills, got married in prison more than six months ago, the California Department of Corrections said Friday. A spokesman at the Tehachapi Prison said Menendez and Anna Eriksson were married July 2 by Judge Nancy Brown while he was in the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles awaiting sentencing. At the time, the L.A.
October 6, 2011 | By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Chowchilla, Calif. -- A woman who killed, dismembered and cooked her husband was deemed a risk to society and denied parole Wednesday in a lengthy and at times emotional hearing. Omaima Nelson, 43, a former nanny commonly compared to the fictional cannibal killer Hannibal Lecter at the time of the murder in 1991, held that she was a changed woman, eager to live the "good life God meant. " But first came the recounting of Nelson's earlier life: by her account, the victim of almost unimaginable abuse as a child in Egypt.
June 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel's Supreme Court ruled that the assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin should be allowed to father children through artificial insemination. Yigal Amir and his wife had petitioned the court for the right to bear children. Amir, serving a life sentence without parole for the 1995 assassination, married Larissa Trimbobler by proxy in 2004; the prison service does not allow them conjugal visits.
July 15, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writers
A growing chorus of prosecutors and other critics is urging state prison officials to reject former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Susan Atkins' request for "compassionate release" because of a terminal illness. A state board will take up the issue today. Corrections officials say the state has spent more than $1.4 million providing medical care and security for Atkins since her diagnosis of terminal brain cancer in March. The state Board of Parole Hearings has received about 100 letters, most of them opposing her release.
September 28, 1995
Following is the text of the questionnaire given to jurors Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito: I. Extension of hours during juror deliberations The court would like your thoughts with respect to extending the court hours each day during juror deliberations and with respect to deliberating on Saturdays. Please note that deliberations may only take place when all 12 jurors are together and reassembled in the jury room at the courthouse. 1.
She will wear white lace. He'll be in jeans. Her ring is gold; his is platinum. She is Catholic; he worships Satan. If love does indeed conquer all, and this bride is betting her life that it does, then "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez and former magazine editor Doreen Lioy should live happily ever after. Or, at least until death do them part--which, in view of the fact that the groom resides on death row, is more likely to occur sooner than later.
March 27, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, Sebastian Rotella is a Times staff writer. He covers the U.S.-Mexican border from the San Diego bureau
THE BOY IS 4 YEARS OLD. WEARING A BLUE SWEAT SHIRT, BAGGY jeans and a look of solitary awe, he wanders through the Sunday afternoon tumult of the La Mesa State Penitentiary, a raucous Tijuana dreamscape. The boy passes taco stands in the central plaza, a makeshift video arcade and a general store with a hand-painted 7-Eleven sign. He gets a pat on the head from one of the scruffy tattooed men crouched in a predatory daze around the basketball court.
September 4, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, serving a life prison term without parole, has secretly married by proxy, his bride said. Larisa Trimbobler said she hoped her wedding to Yigal Amir last month would help overturn a court ban on conjugal visits for the ultranationalist, who shot Rabin at a 1995 rally in a bid to block peace deals with the Palestinians. Israeli media said Amir empowered his father to carry out the ritual in his stead and may have joined in by telephone.
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