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April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
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April 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The suspect in a shooting rampage in which five people died is not insane but a white supremacist who mounted the attack out of racial hatred, a prosecutor said. Opening arguments were held in the trial of Richard Baumhammers, a 35-year-old white man accused of killing a Jewish neighbor, a man of Indian descent, two Asians and a black man. Another man of Indian descent was critically wounded.
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July 21, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A neo-Nazi in Pennsylvania has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million to a fair housing activist and her daughter, whom he terrorized on the Internet through racist postings that branded the mother a "race traitor" who should be hanged, officials said Thursday. The decision marks the second victory in as many months for Bonnie Jouhari, 44, whose stalking at the hands of white supremacists affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan has gotten national attention.
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July 21, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A neo-Nazi in Pennsylvania has been ordered to pay more than $1.1 million to a fair housing activist and her daughter, whom he terrorized on the Internet through racist postings that branded the mother a "race traitor" who should be hanged, officials said Thursday. The decision marks the second victory in as many months for Bonnie Jouhari, 44, whose stalking at the hands of white supremacists affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan has gotten national attention.
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March 3, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a man with a gun. And when he started firing, witnesses said, there was venom in his heart. "Racist pig," he yelled at one man. "I think I'll terrorize you for a while." It had all the hallmarks of a hate crime. In this case the gunman was black. The five victims, three of them dead, were white. Pennsylvania authorities Thursday charged Ronald Taylor, 39, with ethnic intimidation in addition to murder. The FBI also has initiated a civil-rights probe in the case.
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May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
A white man was charged with murder and hate crimes on Monday in the shooting deaths of a Jewish woman, an Indian man and two Asian men in a rampage that targeted minorities. Richard Scott Baumhammers, who was arraigned Friday night in the killing of a black man at a karate studio, pleaded not guilty to all charges. Baumhammers' lawyer, William Difenderfer, said that he'll try to mount an insanity defense and seek to have Baumhammers moved to a mental hospital from jail.
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May 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The man arrested in a killing spree outside Pittsburgh that left three immigrants, a Jewish woman and a black man dead had a history of mental illness and irrational fears that he was being watched, a former friend and his attorney said. Police searching the home where Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, lived prior to Friday's attacks also found a three-page manifesto indicating he was trying to form a political party opposed to immigration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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April 30, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities probing a deadly rampage said Saturday that they found racially tinged writings and literature that may ultimately help explain what drove a man of privilege to allegedly go on a shooting spree that killed five people Friday.
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March 3, 1996 | Associated Press
A judge will hear arguments next month about whether the trial of three white police officers accused of killing a black motorist should be moved out of Allegheny County. Officer John Vojtas, Lt. Milton Mulholland and Officer Michael Albert have pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 12 death of Jonny Gammage. Judge David Cashman on Friday set a hearing for April 4 on motions in the trial.
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April 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The suspect in a shooting rampage in which five people died is not insane but a white supremacist who mounted the attack out of racial hatred, a prosecutor said. Opening arguments were held in the trial of Richard Baumhammers, a 35-year-old white man accused of killing a Jewish neighbor, a man of Indian descent, two Asians and a black man. Another man of Indian descent was critically wounded.
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May 2, 2000 | From Associated Press
A white man was charged with murder and hate crimes on Monday in the shooting deaths of a Jewish woman, an Indian man and two Asian men in a rampage that targeted minorities. Richard Scott Baumhammers, who was arraigned Friday night in the killing of a black man at a karate studio, pleaded not guilty to all charges. Baumhammers' lawyer, William Difenderfer, said that he'll try to mount an insanity defense and seek to have Baumhammers moved to a mental hospital from jail.
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May 1, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The man arrested in a killing spree outside Pittsburgh that left three immigrants, a Jewish woman and a black man dead had a history of mental illness and irrational fears that he was being watched, a former friend and his attorney said. Police searching the home where Richard Scott Baumhammers, 34, lived prior to Friday's attacks also found a three-page manifesto indicating he was trying to form a political party opposed to immigration, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
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April 30, 2000 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities probing a deadly rampage said Saturday that they found racially tinged writings and literature that may ultimately help explain what drove a man of privilege to allegedly go on a shooting spree that killed five people Friday.
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April 29, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY and ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Toting a .357-caliber revolver and a box of bullets, a 34-year-old white attorney sped across two suburban counties Friday afternoon in a murderous rampage that police believe began with the slaying of his Jewish neighbor and ended with at least four others dead and one critically wounded, all of them minorities.
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March 3, 2000 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was a man with a gun. And when he started firing, witnesses said, there was venom in his heart. "Racist pig," he yelled at one man. "I think I'll terrorize you for a while." It had all the hallmarks of a hate crime. In this case the gunman was black. The five victims, three of them dead, were white. Pennsylvania authorities Thursday charged Ronald Taylor, 39, with ethnic intimidation in addition to murder. The FBI also has initiated a civil-rights probe in the case.
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March 3, 1996 | Associated Press
A judge will hear arguments next month about whether the trial of three white police officers accused of killing a black motorist should be moved out of Allegheny County. Officer John Vojtas, Lt. Milton Mulholland and Officer Michael Albert have pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the Oct. 12 death of Jonny Gammage. Judge David Cashman on Friday set a hearing for April 4 on motions in the trial.
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