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June 16, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
It took nearly 5 1/2 years to convict David A. Brown in the death of his wife, Linda Marie Brown. February, 1985: Patti Bailey, at the request of her lover and brother-in-law, David A. Brown, takes a gun into the room of her sister, Linda Marie Brown (David's wife) at the Garden Grove home where they all live, intent on killing her. She gets scared and backs out.
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May 2, 1992 | LILY DIZON
Richard Steven (Liberty) Steinhart cracked a smile when he remembered the time he phoned his friend David Arnold Brown to report that he had killed the three people Brown wanted dead. "Bang, bang--right in the back of the head," Steinhart said, describing the conversation that took place one day in February, 1989. "Wonderful! You're a good man!" Brown replied. However, Brown did not know that Steinhart was lying.
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May 15, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she was an 11-year-old girl with no place to go, Patti Bailey testified Monday, her brother-in-law took her into his home and talked of marrying her someday. Fondling soon followed, she said. At age 15, Bailey said, she and brother-in-law David Brown, then 31, began having sexual intercourse--usually once a week, while her sister was in the shower or out shopping.
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May 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
S uperior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin's eighth-floor courtroom in downtown Santa Ana has a peculiar notoriety: Two of the nation's most sensational trials played out there with shocking, oftentimes gruesome, revelations. In 1989, McCartin sentenced Long Beach serial killer Randy Kraft to death for the mutilation murders of 16 young men.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Avoiding her father's sharp gaze, a Garden Grove teen-ager testified Wednesday that she gunned down her sleeping stepmother in their home five years ago because her father told her: "If you love me, you'll do this for me." In a faint, childlike voice, Cinnamon Brown, 19, recounted how her father allegedly reviewed details of the murder plan for months beforehand and then, in the early morning hours of March 19, 1985, woke her up and declared, "It has to be done tonight."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Anaheim businessman David A. Brown, already awaiting trial on suspicion of orchestrating his wife's 1985 murder, was charged Wednesday with plotting to kill his current wife and two members of the district attorney's office to thwart his prosecution. Brown, 36, allegedly agreed to pay a fellow Orange County Jail inmate at least $30,000--and perhaps hundreds of thousands more--to kill the three after the inmate's release.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A young woman with a soft voice and girlish bangs testified Friday that as a teen-ager she fell in love with her brother-in-law, then helped him and his daughter kill her own sister in the Garden Grove home they all shared. Patricia A. Bailey, now 20, married David A. Brown shortly after Linda Marie Brown, who was his wife, was shot to death March 19, 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
The attraction surely wasn't physical, Brenda Sands remembers with a laugh. And yet, there was something compelling about the teen-age David Brown she met in Wilmington all those years ago--something so charming and persuasive in the voice of this occasional poet that Sands quickly fell in love and married him. "He was a convincer," Sands, the mother of Brown's daughter, Cinnamon, said in a recent interview. "He could convince anyone into doing anything. You just believed what he said."
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
S uperior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin's eighth-floor courtroom in downtown Santa Ana has a peculiar notoriety: Two of the nation's most sensational trials played out there with shocking, oftentimes gruesome, revelations. In 1989, McCartin sentenced Long Beach serial killer Randy Kraft to death for the mutilation murders of 16 young men.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
"Bang, bang--right in the back of the head." I murmured the line a second ahead of the actor on the TV screen, amazed even as I mouthed the words at what a weird experience this was. It was almost as if I was watching a rerun of a show I had seen countless times, but something was different: This time the characters had changed. Alice in Wonderland meets murderous Orange County psychopath David Brown.
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February 19, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Eric Lichtblau of The Times' Orange County staff covered the Brown murder case
NBC may have wooed millions of viewers around the country Sunday and Monday nights with its lavish production about Orange County murderer David Arnold Brown and the ultimate dysfunctional family, but some of those most familiar with the tale wanted nothing to do with it. "I couldn't watch it," said Ethel Bailey, the 60-year-old mother of two of the main characters in "Love, Lies and Murder"--the murder victim and the sister who helped kill her.
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February 19, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Eric Lichtblau covered the Brown murder case for The Times Orange County Edition.
NBC may have wooed millions of viewers around the country Sunday and Monday nights with its lavish production about Orange County murderer David Arnold Brown and the ultimate dysfunctional family, but some of those most familiar with the tale wanted nothing to do with it. "I couldn't watch it," said Ethel Bailey, the 60-year-old mother of two of the main characters in "Love, Lies and Murder"--the murder victim and the sister who helped kill her.
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January 16, 1991 | CHRISTOPHER PUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cinnamon Brown, who at age 14 carried out her father's command to kill her stepmother, was denied early release Tuesday by the state youth parole board despite her cooperation with authorities in her father's trial. In rejecting a prosecutor's request that Brown be freed, the panel gave her no credit for the crucial testimony that sent her father to prison last year as the mastermind of the 1985 murder of his fifth wife, Linda Bailey, in their Garden Grove home.
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November 21, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the morning wears on, clouds thicken over the Karl Holton Camp for juvenile offenders, the sky darkens, the dreary concrete bungalows look even more drab. A chill wind picks up. The television crew pulls jackets tight. Things look bleak--just as they should. Such gloom is ideal for "Love You to Death," the four-hour miniseries being filmed here about the bizarre David Brown murder case in Orange County.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Branding him a "master manipulator" more chilling than Charles Manson, a judge Monday ordered David Brown to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole for orchestrating his wife's 1985 murder. "Mr. Brown, you're a scary person," Superior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin told the 37-year-old computer whiz, who was quickly convicted of murder in June by an Orange County jury for setting up his devoted 14-year-old daughter to murder his fifth wife while she slept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
When Anaheim Hills computer entrepreneur David A. Brown placed a collect call from jail to an ex-inmate on the morning of Feb. 13, he got the news he seemed to have been awaiting for weeks. "David, it's done!" an excited Richard Steinhart told Brown in one of their several dozen telephone conversations in early February. "Bang, bang--right in the back of the head," Steinhart said.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Branding him a "master manipulator" more chilling than Charles Manson, a judge Monday ordered David Brown to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole for orchestrating his wife's 1985 murder. "Mr. Brown, you're a scary person," Superior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin told the 37-year-old computer whiz, who was quickly convicted of murder in June by an Orange County jury for setting up his devoted 14-year-old daughter to murder his fifth wife while she slept.
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