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January 13, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday ordered three juveniles to stand trial as adults for the slaying of 17-year-old Steve Woods, whose head was pierced with a paint roller rod at a San Clemente beach. The hearing before Judge Frank F. Fasel will continue today to determine whether a fourth juvenile should also be tried as an adult. Citing the "totally senseless and gratuitous" nature of the Oct.
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January 13, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday ordered three juveniles to stand trial as adults for the slaying of 17-year-old Steve Woods, whose head was pierced with a paint roller rod at a San Clemente beach. The hearing before Judge Frank F. Fasel will continue today to determine whether a fourth juvenile should also be tried as an adult. Citing the "totally senseless and gratuitous" nature of the Oct.
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August 26, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two youths were convicted of second-degree murder and nine other felonies Thursday for a mob attack at an Orange County beach last year that resulted in the death of a teen-ager after a paint roller rod pierced his skull. Prosecutors could not prove that Hector Penuelas, 17, and Julio Perez Bonilla, 18, hurled the paint roller that fatally wounded a San Clemente High School senior. But Superior Court Judge Everett W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY
The mother of a San Clemente teen-ager who was killed when he was speared in the head with a paint roller following a beachside altercation Oct. 15, 1993, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against nine people she said were responsible. Stephen L. Woods, 17, died Nov. 9, 1993, three weeks after two groups of high school friends clashed near San Clemente State Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four San Clemente youths pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder, assault and conspiracy stemming from a confrontation that left a 17-year-old boy fatally injured with a paint roller rod through his head. The defendants--Julio Perez Bonilla, 17, Rogelio Vasquez Solis, 17, Hector Penuelas, 17, and Saul Penuelas, 18--made their first appearances in Municipal Court in Laguna Niguel since a Juvenile Court judge ruled last month that they should be tried as adults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1995 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mother of a 17-year-old boy slain when he was assaulted with a paint-roller rod said Saturday she was halting her recall drive against a judge who sentenced two teenagers convicted in the killing to a punishment she considered too lenient. Kathy Woods of San Clemente had initiated a campaign in July to remove Superior Court Judge Everett W. Dickey, who sentenced the teens to the California Youth Authority instead of state prison. The judge could not be reached for comment Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1994 | TOM RAGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mothers of two teen-age Latinos who were convicted last week of second-degree murder for a gang attack in which a San Clemente youth was killed said Wednesday that they will file an appeal in the case. Both defended their sons during a meeting here of 75 members of Los Amigos, a Latino rights organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA
A San Clemente teen-ager testified Monday that he threw a block of wood he described as a "stick" toward a carload of youths in self-defense during an altercation that left 17-year-old Steve Woods speared through the head with a paint roller. Hector Penuelas, 17, testified he never meant to kill or hurt anyone in the Oct. 15 altercation at Calafia Beach County Park in San Clemente that resulted in the fatal injury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge Thursday ordered four San Clemente youths to stand trial on murder and other felony charges in the slaying of a teen-ager whose head was speared by a paint roller rod. After a 2 1/2-day preliminary hearing, Judge Pamela L. Iles found enough evidence to support nearly all the charges against the defendants, including allegations that gang involvement played a role in the Oct. 15 attack that resulted in the death of Steve Woods at Calafia Beach County Park.
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April 6, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Provocation was a key issue during a preliminary hearing Tuesday to determine whether four youths should stand trial on murder and other felony charges in the slaying of teen-ager Steve Woods, whose head was pierced with a paint roller rod. Lawyers for defendants Hector Penuelas, 18, Julio Perez Bonilla, Hector Penuelas and Rogelio Vasquez Solis, all 17, spent much of the six-hour preliminary hearing in South Municipal Court questioning sheriff's investigators about events surrounding the Oct.
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August 26, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two youths were convicted of second-degree murder and nine other felonies Thursday in a gang attack at a San Clemente beach last year that ended with the death of 17-year-old Steve Woods after a paint-roller rod pierced his skull. The case ignited public outrage over gang violence in Orange County and enraged some Latino leaders who complained that prosecutors had overcharged the Latino defendants in the case because the victim was white.
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