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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County sheriff's deputies and a former Maywood police officer were ordered Thursday to stand trial in Superior Court on charges they beat a Maywood jail inmate unconscious after attending a bachelor party. At a preliminary hearing, Municipal Judge Elva Soper ruled that there was enough evidence of a crime to try Deputies Ivan Budiselich, 26, John Rice, 25, and former Maywood Officer Michael A. Elliott, 31, on six felony charges.
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March 25, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A prisoner on San Quentin's Death Row hanged himself Friday, and his attorney charged that prison officials disregarded repeated warnings that he was deeply psychotic and suicidal. Ronald E. Fuller, 35, convicted of killing a cab driver in Culver City in 1982, was found hanging from a torn bed sheet about 10:35 a.m. He was pronounced dead at 11 a.m., Sgt. Vernell Crittendon of San Quentin said. Fuller is the third San Quentin Death Row prisoner to kill himself in nine months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2005 | Rone Tempest, Times Staff Writer
She was only 4 years old when Donald Beardslee fired a sawed-off shotgun point blank into her mother's head. "I have only a couple of very vague memories of her," Renee Geddling, now 28, said in a statement read Friday before the state Board of Prison Terms. "Donald Beardslee does not deserve to live."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1991
The scene was "Donahue," the lone guest Patti Davis, outspoken daughter of former President and Nancy Reagan. The proximity of her appearance to the lingering furor over Kitty Kelley's book attacking Nancy Reagan was not coincidental. Although Davis, an author herself, has kept her distance from controversy over the Kelley book, she is open about her estrangement from the Reagans.
NEWS
September 15, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County sheriff's deputies and a former Maywood police officer were charged Friday with beating a Maywood jail inmate into unconsciousness while they were off-duty and drunk after attending a bachelor party. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office filed six felony counts against Sheriff's Deputies Ivan Budiselich, 26, and John Rice, 25, and Michael A. Elliott, 31, who was forced to resign from the Maywood police force over the incident.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1992 | TONY PERRY
For those with any involvement in the Robert Alton Harris case, it was a night and day for reflection and mixed emotions. Jonathan Eric McCaskill, an associate pastor for Community Baptist Church in South San Diego, attended the interfaith service Monday night in Hillcrest at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal). Ministers of all faiths inveighed against capital punishment and called for mercy for Harris. McCaskill was there to sing in a gospel choir.
NEWS
March 3, 1992 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected what prosecutors said is the final legal appeal of San Diego murderer Robert Alton Harris, moving him closer to execution in California's gas chamber. State prosecutors in Sacramento announced that within two weeks they will ask a Superior Court judge in San Diego to set an execution date for Harris in April or May. Unless judges on the U. S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco intervene again, state Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1991 | MICHELLE LOCKE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Under state law, television cameras may capture the arrest, trial and sentencing of a California convict. This week, a trial will examine whether the video witnesses should be allowed to take the final step--into San Quentin's gas chamber. In its federal civil lawsuit, publicly supported TV station KQED argues that the public has a right to see the death penalty meted out. "Why is it that the ultimate act of criminal justice should suddenly be taken behind closed doors?
NEWS
March 26, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
An apparently skeptical federal judge opened trial Monday in a novel constitutional test of whether television cameras and the rest of the news media must be allowed at executions at San Quentin State Prison. U.S. District Judge Robert H. Schnacke declared at the outset that he was quite satisfied that the press had no such right of access under the 1st Amendment.
NEWS
October 5, 1994 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Possibly putting the death penalty on hold in California, a federal judge in San Francisco declared Tuesday that the state's gas chamber "is inhumane and has no place in civilized society," and deemed it unconstitutional. If upheld, the ruling by U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel would require the state to execute prisoners solely by lethal injection, a method added as an option by state law in 1992.
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