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June 12, 1989 | Associated Press
Henry Hearns, a younger brother of Thomas Hearns, was held in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend at the boxer's home, a television station reported Sunday. Police in this Detroit suburb refused to identify either the 22-year-old suspect or the victim, described as in her 20s, but said the woman was known to the Hearns family. WDIV-TV, however, reported that the suspect was Henry Hearns. Another Detroit television station, WXYZ-TV, identified the victim as his girlfriend, Nancy Barile, 20. Handlers for Hearns, who is in Las Vegas preparing for tonight's bout against Sugar Ray Leonard, insisted Hearns would fight as scheduled.
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December 19, 2011 | By Ann M. Simmons and Doug Smith
When Henry Hearns moved to Lancaster in the 1960s, the city's reputation for racism compelled him to go door to door, warning neighbors that he was black. "I wanted them to know I love my wife, I love my children and I don't want any problem," he said. But the prejudice he anticipated faded as the years passed, he said. Hearns, a pastor, was even, for a time, the city's only black mayor. His experience points to a little-known distinction of this high desert city: Lancaster, population 157,000, leads Los Angeles County in black-white integration.
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June 13, 1989 | Associated Press
Thomas Hearns' youngest brother was arraigned on a first-degree murder charge Monday, just hours before the boxer's long-awaited rematch against Sugar Ray Leonard. Henry Hearns, 22, also was charged with a felony firearms violation in the Saturday night shooting of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Barile. Her body was found Saturday night in a bedroom of a home owned by Thomas Hearns. "Mr. Hearns ordered the victim into a room. She didn't want to go," said Lawrence Kozma, an assistant Oakland County prosecutor, during the arraignment.
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August 19, 1993
This letter is in response to the action taken by the Lancaster City Council earlier this month, concerning the employment of City Manager Jim Gilley. In the council's opinion, Gilley was doing an excellent job and deserved to be rewarded with all kinds of perks and raises. They established a four-vote requirement to terminate his contract because he was treated unfairly by a previous City Council. They do not trust the citizens of Lancaster to choose council members who might not recognize Gilley's many creative and clever talents in the next election.
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October 3, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns acknowledged Wednesday he had referred loan business to a man charged this week in an Antelope Valley fraud case. One of Hearns' city commission appointees also was a business associate of Rayfield T. Johnson, 46, who was charged Tuesday with two counts of felony grand theft, court records show. Hearns, a Baptist minister, and his aide, city Parks Commission member Arvid Orbeck Jr.
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June 17, 1989
Boxer Thomas Hearns' youngest brother will face a June 29 preliminary examination on a first-degree murder charge, prosecutors said. Henry Hearns, 22, remains jailed in Michigan without bond provisions.
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October 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Six-time boxing champion Thomas Hearns has agreed to pay $685,000 to the family of a woman who was shot to death at his home after a fight with his brother, attorney Marietta S. Robinson said. The wrongful-death lawsuit filed by relatives of 19-year-old Nancy Barile had been scheduled for trial in December. Henry Hearns was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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July 1, 1989
The younger brother of boxer Thomas Hearns was ordered Friday to stand trial for first-degree murder in the shooting of a young woman in the bedroom of Hearns' house at Southfield, Mich., last month. Henry Hearns, 22, was being held without bond in the Oakland County Jail, pending arraignment July 18. Hearns is accused of killing his girlfriend, Nancy Barile, 19, on June 10. If convicted, Hearns would face a mandatory life sentence without parole.
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October 28, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Tuesday ordered a Palmdale man awaiting trial for selling rock cocaine and possessing guns to remain in jail, despite a request from a Lancaster city councilman who is also a Baptist minister that the man be released on his own recognizance. Councilman Henry Hearns acknowledged sending a "character reference letter" on church stationery seeking the release of 19-year-old Terrence S. Williams, a former parishioner.
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October 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Six-time boxing champion Thomas Hearns has agreed to pay $685,000 to the family of a woman who was shot to death at his home after a fight with his brother, attorney Marietta S. Robinson said. The wrongful-death lawsuit filed by relatives of 19-year-old Nancy Barile had been scheduled for trial in December. Henry Hearns was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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October 5, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns conceded Friday that he took part in a City Hall meeting this spring to discuss city aid for a low-income housing project proposed by a man who was charged this week with fraud. Hearns' acknowledgement of the meeting is the first indication that his relationship with Rayfield T. Johnson, who has apparently fled the area, extended to city business. Earlier this week, Hearns said he had referred at least three people needing loans to Johnson over the last year.
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October 3, 1991 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lancaster Mayor Henry Hearns acknowledged Wednesday he had referred loan business to a man charged this week in an Antelope Valley fraud case. One of Hearns' city commission appointees also was a business associate of Rayfield T. Johnson, 46, who was charged Tuesday with two counts of felony grand theft, court records show. Hearns, a Baptist minister, and his aide, city Parks Commission member Arvid Orbeck Jr.
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April 2, 1991
The Lancaster City Council on Monday night elected the Rev. Henry Hearns, the city's first black councilman, mayor for the coming year. He replaces Councilman William Pursley, 63, in the mostly ceremonial post. Hearns, 57, elected to the council last April, is a retired environmental officer at Edwards Air Force Base and pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Littlerock. The council vote was 3 to 2, with George Theophanis and Arnie Rodio dissenting.
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April 2, 1991
The Lancaster City Council on Monday night elected the Rev. Henry Hearns, the city's first black councilman, mayor for the coming year. He replaces Councilman William Pursley, 63, in the mostly ceremonial post. Hearns, 57, elected to the council last April, is a retired environmental officer at Edwards Air Force Base and pastor of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Littlerock. The council vote was 3 to 2, with George Theophanis and Arnie Rodio dissenting.
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June 17, 1989
Has Brent Musburger been completely absorbed into his own little sports world? In his halftime report during Game 3 of the NBA finals, Musburger talks about a "big breaking story in sports." A 19-year-old woman is dead. Henry Hearns, brother of boxer Thomas Hearns, is facing arraignment on murder charges, and about all Musburger can say is " . . . and, of course, the big question now is, 'What is the impact on tomorrow night's fight?' " What about the dead woman, her friends and family?
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July 1, 1989
The younger brother of boxer Thomas Hearns was ordered Friday to stand trial for first-degree murder in the shooting of a young woman in the bedroom of Hearns' house at Southfield, Mich., last month. Henry Hearns, 22, was being held without bond in the Oakland County Jail, pending arraignment July 18. Hearns is accused of killing his girlfriend, Nancy Barile, 19, on June 10. If convicted, Hearns would face a mandatory life sentence without parole.
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