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June 23, 1988 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
Their lives began in the same city area, on the same uneven terms. Jimmy Beyea was born in Reseda. His parents divorced when he was 10 months old. Cathy Beyea raised a son alone on her wages as a grocery checker at Ralphs, taught him the virtues and saw Jimmy through high school and into the military. "I always told him to do right by other people, to learn right from wrong by not getting into trouble and staying away from drugs," his mother explained.
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June 23, 1988 | PAUL DEAN, Times Staff Writer
Their lives began in the same city area, on the same uneven terms. Jimmy Beyea was born in Reseda. His parents divorced when he was 10 months old. Cathy Beyea raised a son alone on her wages as a grocery checker at Ralphs, taught him the virtues and saw Jimmy through high school and into the military. "I always told him to do right by other people, to learn right from wrong by not getting into trouble and staying away from drugs," his mother explained.
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November 12, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The boyfriend of a former Burbank city councilwoman faces a maximum sentence of life in prison after pleading guilty to a charge related to his trading two handguns to a gang member in exchange for cocaine. Scott Schaffer, 52, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to using a handgun to further a drug-trafficking crime. He is scheduled to be sentenced in June.
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December 7, 1988
A 19-year-old Sun Valley man was convicted of murder Tuesday in the shooting death of a rookie Los Angeles police officer. The verdict by a San Fernando Superior Court jury came despite prosecutors' acknowledgment that Alberto Hernandez's 16-year-old accomplice actually shot the officer. Hernandez was tried under a California law known as the felony-murder rule in which an accomplice can be charged with a murder committed during a serious crime.
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February 25, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A Sun Valley man who prosecutors said was present but did not pull the trigger in the shooting death last year of a rookie Los Angeles police officer was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in prison. Alberto Hernandez, 19, was prosecuted under a state law known as the felony murder rule, in which an accomplice can be convicted of first-degree murder for participating in a serious crime that results in a death.
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June 7, 1988 | Associated Press
A rookie policeman was shot and killed today during a struggle with a burglary suspect in North Hollywood, and other officers later killed a man who was armed with the slain officer's gun. Investigators did not know whether Officer James Beyea, 24, was slain with his own gun but no other weapon was found on the dead gunman, police said. Two unidentified people were brought in for questioning but they were not booked and their connection to the case was uncertain, Officer Bill Frio said.
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December 7, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
A 19-year-old Sun Valley man was convicted of murder Tuesday for taking part in the shooting death of a rookie Los Angeles police officer. The verdict by a San Fernando Superior Court jury came despite prosecutors' acknowledgment that Alberto Hernandez's 16-year-old accomplice shot Officer James Beyea. Hernandez was tried under a California law known as the felony-murder rule, in which an accomplice can be charged with a murder committed during a serious crime.
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November 29, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
A San Fernando Superior Court jury on Monday heard the tape-recorded confession of a Sun Valley youth to a burglary that led to the shooting death of a rookie police officer. Alberto Hernandez, 19, is charged with murder in the June 6 slaying of Officer James Beyea, although Hernandez says he was involved only in the burglary and not in the shooting. He has pleaded not guilty. Authorities believe that Robert Steele, 16, shot Beyea with the officer's gun during a struggle.
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June 8, 1988 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
A rookie Los Angeles police officer, on street patrol less than three months, was fatally shot Tuesday during a struggle for his gun with a 16-year-old burglary suspect he confronted on a North Hollywood street, police said.
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July 7, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
A 19-year-old North Hollywood man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for the murder of a Los Angeles police officer killed while investigating a burglary last month. Although prosecutors said Alberto Beto Hernandez did not participate in the fatal shooting of rookie Officer James Beyea on June 6, he was charged under a California law that allows an accomplice to be charged with a murder committed during a serious crime.
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