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August 21, 1988
There must be a logical explanation or excuse for Stephen Smith's caustic and irresponsible reaction to the Hispanic inmates of the Orange County Jail in their quest for ethnic respect ("Salsa Lawsuit at the County Jail," Aug. 14). Somebody must have stolen Smith's letterhead and written that absurd letter. I find it extremely hard to believe that a member of the California State Bar would submit for publication to numerous newspapers such a lack of understanding of the facts and obvious ignorance of the law. All the sentenced Orange County inmates have been convicted of misdemeanors, civil matters, traffic tickets, public intoxication, leash laws--and not the horrendous crimes alluded to by Smith.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than 24-hours after he took his wedding vows, triple murderer Daniel Duffy was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. In sentencing the former motorcycle gang member to life without possibility of parole, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary said the three execution-style slayings were "inherently ugly" crimes "that placed very little value on human life."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney's office Friday asked a judge to temporarily block the release of a defense lawyer from a major death penalty case. Attorney Clancy Haynes wants off the case so he can accept an appointment as a Municipal Court commissioner, but prosecutors say that would delay the murder trial of Daniel M. Duffy for at least a year, possibly two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that triple murderer Daniel Duffy was to be sentenced to life in prison, he exchanged wedding vows instead. Duffy's sentencing on Wednesday was postponed a day so his lawyers could review a probation report, but his marriage went off without a hitch. "It was a rather poignant little ceremony," said Duffy's attorney, Michael P. Giannini, a witness to the couple's nuptials. "Duffy was rather solemn and sanguine and the bride got a little teary. It was quite touching."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than 24-hours after he took his wedding vows, triple murderer Daniel Duffy was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. In sentencing the former motorcycle gang member to life without possibility of parole, Orange County Superior Court Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary said the three execution-style slayings were "inherently ugly" crimes "that placed very little value on human life."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a 47-year-old man of three counts of first-degree murder for his role in a 1980 Memorial Day triple-slaying in Westminster. The jury found Daniel Duffy guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of Richard Rizzone, 36, Rena Miley, 19, and Thomas Monahan, 28. All three were gunned down in Rizzone's tract home. The jury will return to Superior Court Judge Kathleen E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Orange County's longest-running criminal case said Thursday they would drop efforts to send a convicted triple murderer to the gas chamber. The decision means that on Oct. 7, Superior Court Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary will sentence Daniel Duffy to life in prison without parole for the 1980 slayings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that triple murderer Daniel Duffy was to be sentenced to life in prison, he exchanged wedding vows instead. Duffy's sentencing on Wednesday was postponed a day so his lawyers could review a probation report, but his marriage went off without a hitch. "It was a rather poignant little ceremony," said Duffy's attorney, Michael P. Giannini, a witness to the couple's nuptials. "Duffy was rather solemn and sanguine and the bride got a little teary. It was quite touching."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's longest-running criminal case failed to come to a conclusion Friday, when a Superior Court jury deadlocked over whether to send a convicted triple-murderer to the gas chamber. Jurors told Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary that they were split 7-5 in favor of recommending a death sentence for Daniel Duffy. Loella H. Blanas of Stanton, who was among the seven who voted for death, said: "We felt he was guilty. Any murder in my opinion is terrible and that's what it was."
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June 30, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's longest-running criminal case came to a close Wednesday as a biker leader and former counterculture lawyer was sentenced to three consecutive prison terms of 15 years to life in the execution slayings of two bikers and the daughter of a Los Alamitos police officer. Thomas F. Maniscalco, a Westminster attorney who co-founded the Hessians motorcycle club, had protested his innocence throughout the 10 years since his arrest in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors in Orange County's longest-running criminal case said Thursday they would drop efforts to send a convicted triple murderer to the gas chamber. The decision means that on Oct. 7, Superior Court Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary will sentence Daniel Duffy to life in prison without parole for the 1980 slayings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's longest-running criminal case failed to come to a conclusion Friday, when a Superior Court jury deadlocked over whether to send a convicted triple-murderer to the gas chamber. Jurors told Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary that they were split 7-5 in favor of recommending a death sentence for Daniel Duffy. Loella H. Blanas of Stanton, who was among the seven who voted for death, said: "We felt he was guilty. Any murder in my opinion is terrible and that's what it was."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury on Friday convicted a 47-year-old man of three counts of first-degree murder for his role in a 1980 Memorial Day triple-slaying in Westminster. The jury found Daniel Duffy guilty of murder in the shooting deaths of Richard Rizzone, 36, Rena Miley, 19, and Thomas Monahan, 28. All three were gunned down in Rizzone's tract home. The jury will return to Superior Court Judge Kathleen E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney's office Friday asked a judge to temporarily block the release of a defense lawyer from a major death penalty case. Attorney Clancy Haynes wants off the case so he can accept an appointment as a Municipal Court commissioner, but prosecutors say that would delay the murder trial of Daniel M. Duffy for at least a year, possibly two.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1988
There must be a logical explanation or excuse for Stephen Smith's caustic and irresponsible reaction to the Hispanic inmates of the Orange County Jail in their quest for ethnic respect ("Salsa Lawsuit at the County Jail," Aug. 14). Somebody must have stolen Smith's letterhead and written that absurd letter. I find it extremely hard to believe that a member of the California State Bar would submit for publication to numerous newspapers such a lack of understanding of the facts and obvious ignorance of the law. All the sentenced Orange County inmates have been convicted of misdemeanors, civil matters, traffic tickets, public intoxication, leash laws--and not the horrendous crimes alluded to by Smith.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a legal move that could lead to another delay in the county's longest-running criminal case, an attorney for accused triple-murderer Thomas Maniscalco said Wednesday he is seeking to have his client declared mentally incompetent to stand trial. Maniscalco has difficulty recalling events and an inability to make decisions, hindering efforts to prepare a defense, attorney Curt Livesay said after a court hearing Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors in the triple-murder retrial of a biker gang leader resumed deliberations on Thursday--one day after telling a judge they were unable to reach a verdict in Orange County's longest-running criminal case. The Superior Court jury has been deliberating since Feb. 7 in the trial of lawyer Thomas Maniscalco, 48, who has been in custody 10 years, longer than any other defendant in Orange County history. This is Maniscalco's second trial.
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