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May 13, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the intersection of Florence and Normandie, where television cameras caught the violent early moments of the Los Angeles riots, the 8-Trey Gangster Crips have established their stronghold. From this corner, where trucker Reginald O. Denny was brutally beaten, the loose affiliation of about 350 gang members claims an impoverished territory that runs roughly from Gage Avenue on the North to Manchester Avenue on the South and from Van Ness Avenue on the West to Vermont Avenue on the East.
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September 16, 2000
Damian "Football" Williams, who spent four years in jail for attacking trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots, pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and robbery charges in connection with a Southwest Los Angeles slaying. Williams, 27, could face the death penalty for the July 18 shooting, because prosecutors have filed a special circumstance allegation of murder during a robbery. Co-defendant Tyrone David "T" Killingsworth also pleaded not guilty plea to murder and was held without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2000
Damian "Football" Williams, who spent four years in jail for attacking trucker Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots, was charged Friday in a Southwest Los Angeles murder. Williams, 27, could face the death penalty for the July 18 shooting. In a 11-page felony complaint, prosecutors said Williams and Tyrone David "T" Killingsworth, a 34-year-old with convictions for bank robbery and forcible rape, killed 43-year-old Grove Tinner at a West Gage Avenue drug house.
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February 5, 1994
When someone defiles our national anthem, it is like spitting on our flag, and it makes me angry. At Super Bowl XXVIII, Natalie Cole and the accompanying choir got into the Roseanne Barr category with deviations, improvisations, inserting parts of other songs and stupid theatrics. This violates something that is revered by most Americans and it is time to put a stop to it. V. FRED RAYSER Yucca Valley As a fan of college football, I didn't last long watching the Super Bowl.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1992
Gary A. Williams, who was accused of attempting to rob Reginald O. Denny during the April 29 attack that left the truck driver critically wounded, was arraigned Wednesday on two additional charges. Williams, 33, was charged with assaulting and robbing Fidel Lopez, who was pulled from his car and beaten at Florence and Normandie avenues during the rioting that erupted there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2003 | Hilda Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Damian "Football" Williams, who was imprisoned for four years for beating truck driver Reginald Denny during the 1992 riots, was convicted Friday of second-degree murder. Williams faces a maximum of 35 years to life in prison when he is sentenced June 13. In a written statement, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley called it a "long and difficult case," but said he was "gratified that the jury carefully and fully reviewed the evidence in reaching its verdicts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1992
The mother of Damian Monroe (Football) Williams said Tuesday she has fired attorney Dennis Palmieri and hired Anaheim attorney Edi M.O. Faal, but said the change was unrelated to questions raised last week about Palmieri's stability. Georgiana Williams said the decision was based on her judgment that Faal "is the best."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1992
Dennis Palmieri, who has represented a main defendant charged in the April 29 attacks on motorists at Florence and Normandie avenues, Friday accused his former law firm of slandering him and subverting his efforts in court. Until last week, Palmieri worked for the Center for Constitutional Law and Justice, but he was fired on the final day of a preliminary hearing for three suspects, including Damian Monroe (Football) Williams, whom Palmieri represented.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1992
James R. Gillen, a lawyer for one of three men charged with attacking motorists during the opening hours of the rioting in Los Angeles, filed an appeal Tuesday seeking to have a white judge removed from the case. Defense lawyers normally are allowed only one peremptory challenge to remove a judge, and they have used up their opportunity by removing another jurist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1992
In the midst of Tuesday's preliminary hearings for the three defendants charged with attacking motorists at Normandie and Florence avenues, the lead lawyer for Damian Monroe (Football) Williams, the main defendant, was abruptly fired by his law firm. The Center for Constitutional Law and Justice said it had fired Dennis Palmieri after a review of his work and resume. Judge Larry P.
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