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May 30, 1990
Jurors in the trial of a former bodyguard charged in the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home announced a deadlock Tuesday but Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe ordered them to resume deliberations in hopes of averting a mistrial. The jury had said it was split 8 to 2, with the two remaining jurors undecided. The panel, which has been deliberating for more than two weeks, did not say whether it was leaning toward a guilty verdict or acquittal.
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January 18, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash and his bodyguard were acquitted of murder late Thursday, a resounding defeat for prosecutors who have tried for a decade to resolve the "Laurel Canyon murders"--killings that came to symbolize fast California lifestyle gone awry. Nash, 61, slapped both hands on his desk and smiled broadly, showing emotion for the first time in his long ordeal, as the jury cleared the way for his departure from jail for the first time in more than two years.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990
A convicted narcotics dealer and his former bodyguard went on trial Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home, allegedly in retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery. Adel "Eddie Nash" Nasrallah, 59, and Gregory Diles, 40, are charged with the murders, which were first blamed on the late porno film star John C. Holmes, who was tried for homicide and acquitted in the case in 1982. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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May 31, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a jury favoring acquittal failed to reach a unanimous verdict, a judge declared a mistrial Wednesday for Gregory Diles, a former bodyguard accused of participating in the 1981 Laurel Canyon murders. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe "reluctantly" excused the panel after each agreed with the foreman that further deliberations would not be fruitful. The jury had deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of acquittal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990
A former lover of the late entertainer Liberace Wednesday linked both defendants in the Laurel Canyon murder trial to the house where four people were bludgeoned to death in 1981. Scott Thorson, 31, who said he received a settlement of $95,000 after he filed a palimony suit against Liberace, testified that he was staying at the Studio City home of defendant Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in 1981 when he overheard a violent argument between Nash and porno movie star John Holmes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a jury favoring acquittal failed to reach a unanimous verdict, a judge declared a mistrial Wednesday for Gregory Diles, a former bodyguard accused of participating in the 1981 Laurel Canyon murders. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe "reluctantly" excused the panel after each agreed with the foreman that further deliberations would not be fruitful. The jury had deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of acquittal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former lover of the late pianist Liberace testified Monday that a defendant in the Laurel Canyon murder trial vowed to track down those who had burglarized his home and "teach them a lesson," but later lamented that "things (had) gone too far."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood nightclub owner Eddie Nash and his bodyguard were acquitted of murder late Thursday, a resounding defeat for prosecutors who have tried for a decade to resolve the "Laurel Canyon murders"--killings that came to symbolize fast California lifestyle gone awry. Nash, 61, slapped both hands on his desk and smiled broadly, showing emotion for the first time in his long ordeal, as the jury cleared the way for his departure from jail for the first time in more than two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The decision last week to charge convicted cocaine trafficker Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the 7-year-old Laurel Canyon bludgeon murders was based in part on significant new evidence provided by Scott Thorson, the former lover of the late pianist Liberace, The Times has learned. Thorson, 29, is being protected in a tightly secured section of County Jail while he awaits sentencing for a drug-related armed robbery in which he pleaded guilty last July 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly nine years after four bludgeoned bodies were found in a Laurel Canyon drug den, the trial of a convicted narcotics dealer and his bodyguard who are charged with the murders finally began last week--with 36 jurors, six attorneys, and a courtroom rearranged to accommodate them all. The unusual proceeding before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe makes possible separate, but simultaneous, trials before two juries for Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah, 60, and Gregory DeWitt Diles, 41.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1990
Jurors in the trial of a former bodyguard charged in the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home announced a deadlock Tuesday but Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe ordered them to resume deliberations in hopes of averting a mistrial. The jury had said it was split 8 to 2, with the two remaining jurors undecided. The panel, which has been deliberating for more than two weeks, did not say whether it was leaning toward a guilty verdict or acquittal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With jurors deadlocked 11-1 for conviction, a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial of convicted narcotics dealer Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the bludgeon murders of four people nearly nine years ago in a Laurel Canyon drug den. Prosecutors immediately promised that the 60-year-old Nash will be retried. Judge Curtis Rappe scheduled a May 30 hearing to consider a new trial date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former lover of the late pianist Liberace testified Monday that a defendant in the Laurel Canyon murder trial vowed to track down those who had burglarized his home and "teach them a lesson," but later lamented that "things (had) gone too far."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1990
A former lover of the late entertainer Liberace Wednesday linked both defendants in the Laurel Canyon murder trial to the house where four people were bludgeoned to death in 1981. Scott Thorson, 31, who said he received a settlement of $95,000 after he filed a palimony suit against Liberace, testified that he was staying at the Studio City home of defendant Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in 1981 when he overheard a violent argument between Nash and porno movie star John Holmes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly nine years after four bludgeoned bodies were found in a Laurel Canyon drug den, the trial of a convicted narcotics dealer and his bodyguard who are charged with the murders finally began last week--with 36 jurors, six attorneys, and a courtroom rearranged to accommodate them all. The unusual proceeding before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe makes possible separate, but simultaneous, trials before two juries for Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah, 60, and Gregory DeWitt Diles, 41.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990
A convicted narcotics dealer and his former bodyguard went on trial Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court for the 1981 murders of four people in a Laurel Canyon home, allegedly in retaliation for an earlier drug-related robbery. Adel "Eddie Nash" Nasrallah, 59, and Gregory Diles, 40, are charged with the murders, which were first blamed on the late porno film star John C. Holmes, who was tried for homicide and acquitted in the case in 1982. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With jurors deadlocked 11-1 for conviction, a Superior Court judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in the trial of convicted narcotics dealer Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the bludgeon murders of four people nearly nine years ago in a Laurel Canyon drug den. Prosecutors immediately promised that the 60-year-old Nash will be retried. Judge Curtis Rappe scheduled a May 30 hearing to consider a new trial date.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Seven years after the bludgeoned bodies were found in a Laurel Canyon drug den, a convicted cocaine trafficker and his former bodyguard were charged Thursday with committing four grisly murders for which authorities once unsuccessfully prosecuted the late pornographic film star John C. Holmes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
The decision last week to charge convicted cocaine trafficker Adel (Eddie Nash) Nasrallah in the 7-year-old Laurel Canyon bludgeon murders was based in part on significant new evidence provided by Scott Thorson, the former lover of the late pianist Liberace, The Times has learned. Thorson, 29, is being protected in a tightly secured section of County Jail while he awaits sentencing for a drug-related armed robbery in which he pleaded guilty last July 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1988 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Seven years after the bludgeoned bodies were found in a Laurel Canyon drug den, a convicted cocaine trafficker and his former bodyguard were charged Thursday with committing four grisly murders for which authorities once unsuccessfully prosecuted the late pornographic film star John C. Holmes.
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