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May 4, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An MTA bus driver was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a female passenger after a five-day trial that included testimony by a woman who won a civil verdict against the man 15 years ago for a similar attack. After a day and a half of deliberations, a Pomona Superior Court Jury found Leonard Henry Howell, 56, guilty on one felony count of sexual assault by penetration with a foreign object.
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May 3, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixteen-year-old Marwa Mohammed Kamal, a good student with a bright future, had just stepped from her apartment in a working-class neighborhood when she saw the man whom she barely knew but with whom she had recently broken off an arranged marriage. He raced toward the tall, striking young woman, flinging a foul-smelling liquid on her face, arm and back. She collapsed in searing agony--the victim of what is becoming an increasingly common attack here. She had been burned with sulfuric acid.
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July 27, 1999 | ERIC BAILEY and MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A motel handyman has confessed to killing four women in the Yosemite area over the past six months, telling federal authorities he acted alone as he hunted down and killed each victim and then methodically covered up his crimes, according to sources familiar with the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With her husband's fingers clutching her throat, Maria Mercado felt she had lost her last chance to escape. For a year, off and on, she had tried to leave her abusive husband. But every time she called battered women's shelters in Los Angeles and Orange counties for help, the mother of two was told she would have to go elsewhere because they didn't have Spanish-speaking staff members.
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April 13, 1990 | United Press International
The FBI has entered the investigation of the murders of three young women in the same San Diego neighborhood, which authorities believe might be the work of a serial killer. "They (San Diego police) submitted the case to us for analysis after the second murder in February," said John Douglas, chief of the Behavioral Science Support Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. He said the agency has intensified its efforts since the third murder, the April 3 slaying of a Michigan teen-ager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KNBC-TV news anchor Kelly Mack's 12-year ordeal with an obsessed fan began as innocent flattery, with gushing letters and requests for autographed photos. Over time, however, the reported delusions of one man--and the thousands of phone calls, faxes, gifts and letters--altered Mack's life and instilled in her a chronic sense of fear. "I shake when I think about this," she said recently, speaking to about 100 attorneys and law enforcement authorities at an all-day seminar.
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April 27, 1997 | ESTHER SCHRADER JUDY PASTERNAK and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police here said Saturday that one of the eight women Chicago security guard Andrew Urdiales confessed to slaying was a prostitute killed in downtown San Diego nearly a decade ago. San Diego Police Lt. Jim Collins said law enforcement officials believe that Urdiales shot and killed Mary Ann Wells, 31, Sept. 25, 1988. Wells' death took place at the same time as a string of dozens of murders of prostitutes, transients and hitchhikers--all women--in San Diego County in the mid-1980s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1999 | JULIE HA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The event appeared to be a flop. It was touted as the launching of a powerful exhibit that would awaken the students of Cerritos College to the nightmare of domestic violence. The campus' Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance had arranged to display multicolored T-shirts decorated with personal statements by women who had been beaten or abused by their boyfriends or husbands. The idea originated with the Clothesline Project, started by a group of women in Cape Cod, Mass., in 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1999 | YOUNG CHANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The seven men arrested this week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old La Habra woman were released Tuesday for lack of evidence against them, officials said. "There's just a lot of conflict in the evidence we have gathered so far that doesn't give you a clear picture of the events," he said. said Capt. John Rees of the La Habra Police Department.
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March 13, 1999 | From Associated Press
With its rich mining history, this rugged Sierra Nevada outpost has been a sprawling and complex maze for investigators trying to hunt down clues to the disappearance of three sightseers. Along with deep canyons, steep mountains, brush-covered hillsides and a labyrinth of waterways, there are caves, old railroad tunnels and abandoned mine shafts as deep as 2,000 feet to inspect. James M.
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