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July 20, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Superior Court judge will consider today claims that a southeast Los Angeles man has been improperly imprisoned for 12 years on a first-degree murder conviction because prosecutors failed to tell a jury that their critical witness--a jailhouse informant--got a special deal in return for his testimony. The charges were leveled in a voluminous brief filed by USC law professors and pro bono attorneys from O'Melveny & Myers, one of the city's largest law firms.
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July 9, 1996
A Los Angeles man convicted in 1983 of first-degree murder won a new trial Monday because prosecutors did not tell a jury that their key witness, a jailhouse informant, got special treatment in return for his testimony. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Cowell ordered the new trial for Kenneth N. Tillman, 39, saying the testimony of informant Michael Dawson had "compromised" the case and "undermined confidence in the outcome of this trial."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1996
A Los Angeles man convicted in 1983 of first-degree murder won a new trial Monday because prosecutors did not tell a jury that their key witness, a jailhouse informant, got special treatment in return for his testimony. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Cowell ordered the new trial for Kenneth N. Tillman, 39, saying the testimony of informant Michael Dawson had "compromised" the case and "undermined confidence in the outcome of this trial."
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July 20, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Superior Court judge will consider today claims that a southeast Los Angeles man has been improperly imprisoned for 12 years on a first-degree murder conviction because prosecutors failed to tell a jury that their critical witness--a jailhouse informant--got a special deal in return for his testimony. The charges were leveled in a voluminous brief filed by USC law professors and pro bono attorneys from O'Melveny & Myers, one of the city's largest law firms.
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February 23, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles man is suing actor Jack Nicholson for allegedly smashing the windshield of his Mercedes Benz during a traffic dispute at a Studio City intersection, according to court records. Robert Scott Blank filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against the movie star this month alleging assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Robert Searle said the department is also investigating the Feb.
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November 24, 1988 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A 6-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday pleaded no contest to a charge that he framed a man for cocaine possession, and resigned from the force. Timothy Cabezas, 28, who had been assigned to the Van Nuys Division, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of false imprisonment before Los Angeles Municipal Judge Alban Niles.
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October 9, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A man who authorities say practiced Satanism was charged Friday in the murder of a Brea teen who has been missing since 1998. Robert Anthony Marquez, 26, who is serving time in state prison on unrelated charges, has been charged in the killing of Brian Thorne, who was 16 when he was stabbed to death in Marquez's yard in Rowland Heights, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Family members reported Thorne missing on Jan.
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February 20, 1987 | ANDREW C. REVKIN, Times Staff Writer
A Valencia physician who is in jail awaiting trial on murder charges stemming from the deaths of four newborns and a fetus has filed a claim of false imprisonment against Los Angeles County. The claim, a preliminary step required before a lawsuit can be brought against a public agency, was filed by Dr. Milos Klvana on Feb. 9, according to Lee Erickson, supervising investigator in the county counsel's office. The county counsel would not release a copy of Klvana's claim.
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