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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1992
An Otay Mesa family filed suit Friday against Home Depot seeking damages for the death of their 3 1/2-year-old daughter who was crushed by a falling door at the discount chain's South San Diego outlet in September. Nora Carrasco was with her parents, brother and sister in the store on Saturn Boulevard last Sept. 23 when the accident occurred.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1992
A 20-year-old Escondido woman will be tried on a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly strangling to death her newborn boy and dumping him in a garbage bin. Vista Municipal Judge Donald E. Rudloff ruled Monday that there is ample evidence to try Tiffany Nicole Sandeffer for the killing last November. The boy's body was found by a man rummaging through trash bins looking for cans and bottles.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
"The ridiculous thing is that now I get to go out to lunch with judges," says David E. Kelley, the executive producer of NBC's "L.A. Law." "When I was an actual lawyer, I couldn't get judges to listen to me when I was the only one standing in court talking directly at them." It was only four years ago that Kelley was a lawyer, working in a high-rise office building in Boston, litigating disputes over real estate transactions and minor criminal cases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993
An East Los Angeles man who pleaded no contest to killing his girlfriend's daughter and then dumping the baby's body into a trash bin was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in prison. John Diaz, 27, was arrested in February after a three-day search for him and 10-month-old Desire Lartundo. He entered his plea, which is the equivalent of a guilty plea, in May as his preliminary hearing was about to get under way.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1995
The "war memorial" proposed for the Chatsworth Metrolink station is a fraud and should not be built ("Donations Sought for War Memorial," Aug. 22). The plan calls for a flagpole and a plaque paying tribute to veterans. Nothing in the plan evokes the true images of war, so it cannot truly be called a war memorial. Where are the images of demolished buildings, or of a mother wailing while cradling her dead child? Those are the images of war. We should have to face those images when deciding whether to send troops into battle, rather than the government-sponsored sanitized images presented to us with the full cooperation of the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1991 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Fountain Valley man was sentenced to four years in state prison Friday for the slaying of his 15-month-old nephew in 1989. Sherman Robert Corwin, 21, gave an emotional apology before receiving the maximum penalty, saying he wished that he could trade places with the dead child, according to Deputy Public Defender Marri Derby. "He is visibly upset by the incident and feels horrible about it," Derby said. "He apologized for the grief that was caused to both families."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2010 | By Mark Olsen
In "Meskada," the investigation of the murder of a young boy in an affluent community leads a detective back to the poorer nearby town where he grew up, a place he has struggled to leave behind. Long-simmering tensions come to a boil between rich and poor as pressure is exerted in ways both subtle and overt. FOR THE RECORD: The caption on an earlier version of this article identified Rachel Nichols as the actress with Kellan Lutz. He is in the scene with Grace Gummer. Also, the caption had misspelled the movie title as "Meksada.
NEWS
May 1, 1997 | From Associated Press
Rebels dumped truckloads and trainloads of sick and starving refugees on unprepared aid workers, who flew 236 children home to Rwanda on Wednesday and struggled to deal with the rest. In the squalid camps south of this northeastern Zairian city, refugees fought for biscuits, famished after days hiding in the jungle. Many were sick with cholera and malaria. A mother at a Kisangani transit camp clung to her dead child. "This is a chaos," U.N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1990
A 2-year-old boy was killed Saturday evening and three other people were seriously injured when a hit-and-run driver started a chain reaction that ended with a head-on collision on Foothill Boulevard in Sylmar, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. The head-on collision occurred after the hit-and-run car, which was traveling north, passed some cars on the right and struck the curb.
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