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May 16, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman charged with hiding cocaine in her daughter's backpack testified Monday that the drug belonged to a man who had borrowed her car, and that items police called drug paraphernalia were actually harmless household goods. Maria Christina Torres, 40, said the borrower had admitted to her that he had secreted the cocaine in the book bag, which was in the car when she loaned it to him the day before the drug was found. Although Torres did not identify the man, defense attorney Richard A. Walton said in an interview that he expected the name to emerge during cross-examination of the defendant today by Deputy Dist.
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June 17, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman whose 7-year-old daughter found cocaine in her backpack and shared it with classmates was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for possessing the drug for sale. Maria Christina Torres, 40, who wept quietly throughout the session in Van Nuys Superior Court, was convicted May 19 despite her claim that a friend had hidden the cocaine in the school bag. Torres, a Colombian citizen who has been free on $100,000 bail since the incident, was taken into custody immediately after she was sentenced by Judge Alan B. Haber.
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May 20, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman who was accused of placing a chunk of cocaine in her 7-year-old daughter's school backpack was found guilty Friday of child endangerment and possession of cocaine for sale. Maria Christina Torres, 40, was found guilty by a Van Nuys Superior Court jury on a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment and a felony charge of possession of cocaine for sale in the June 13 incident. Torres could have been found guilty of felony child endangerment, but the jury opted for the lesser charge.
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May 20, 1989 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman who was accused of placing a chunk of cocaine in her 7-year-old daughter's school backpack was found guilty Friday of child endangerment and possession of cocaine for sale. Maria Christina Torres, 40, was found guilty by a Van Nuys Superior Court jury on a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment and a felony charge of possession of cocaine for sale in the June 13 incident. Torres could have been found guilty of felony child endangerment, but the jury opted for the lesser charge.
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May 5, 1989
Three second-graders described in Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday how they took turns sampling "yucky" tasting cocaine found in a classmate's backpack, then told friends it was good in order to trick them into trying it. After nine students at Canoga Park Lutheran School had tasted the powdery substance--including one who said it made her tongue numb--the fun ended abruptly when a sixth-grader grabbed the cocaine and turned it in to the principal's...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman whose 7-year-old daughter found cocaine in her backpack and shared it with classmates was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for possessing the drug for sale. Maria Christina Torres, 40, who wept quietly throughout the session in Van Nuys Superior Court, was convicted May 19 despite her claim that a friend had hidden the cocaine in the school bag. Torres, a Colombian citizen who has been free on $100,000 bail since the incident, was taken into custody immediately after she was sentenced by Judge Alan B. Haber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Three second-graders described in Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday how they took turns sampling "yucky"-tasting cocaine found in a classmate's backpack, then told friends it was good in order to trick them into trying it. After nine students at Canoga Park Lutheran School had tasted the powdery substance--including one who said it made her tongue numb--the fun ended abruptly when a sixth-grader grabbed the cocaine and turned it in to the principal's...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
A Topanga Canyon woman charged with hiding cocaine in her daughter's backpack testified Monday that the drug belonged to a man who had borrowed her car, and that items police called drug paraphernalia were actually harmless household goods. Maria Christina Torres, 40, said the borrower had admitted to her that he had secreted the cocaine in the book bag, which was in the car when she loaned it to him the day before the drug was found. Although Torres did not identify the man, defense attorney Richard A. Walton said in an interview that he expected the name to emerge during cross-examination of the defendant today by Deputy Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989
Three second-graders described in Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday how they took turns sampling "yucky" tasting cocaine found in a classmate's backpack, then told friends it was good in order to trick them into trying it. After nine students at Canoga Park Lutheran School had tasted the powdery substance--including one who said it made her tongue numb--the fun ended abruptly when a sixth-grader grabbed the cocaine and turned it in to the principal's...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Three second-graders described in Van Nuys Superior Court Thursday how they took turns sampling "yucky"-tasting cocaine found in a classmate's backpack, then told friends it was good in order to trick them into trying it. After nine students at Canoga Park Lutheran School had tasted the powdery substance--including one who said it made her tongue numb--the fun ended abruptly when a sixth-grader grabbed the cocaine and turned it in to the principal's...
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