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March 10, 1993 | RENE LYNCH and HILARY DOLE KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite tortured deliberations for more than five weeks, jurors said Tuesday that they were deadlocked in the case of Newport Beach developer Jim Hood, charged with murdering a man he allegedly had hired to kill his wife. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Don Turner declared a mistrial after 10 jurors said they had voted to convict Hood, but one juror favored an acquittal and another juror remained undecided.
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December 11, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after Newport Beach developer James N. Hood was convicted of killing a former employee, San Bernardino authorities said they will cooperate with Northern California investigators trying to solve the murder of Hood's wife. Bonnie Hood was shot and killed at her Sierra Nevada lodge in Tulare County in August, 1990. Prosecutors say they believe Hood hired an employee, Bruce E. Beauchamp, to kill his wife so Hood could collect on a $500,000 insurance policy.
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January 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Crouched above a life-size dummy, clutching a Glock 19 pistol six inches from the mannequin's head, Newport Beach developer Jim Hood demonstrated for a jury Monday how he pumped several more shots into the already mortally wounded man he is accused of murdering. Hood, 49, is charged with killing Bruce E. Beauchamp, a disgruntled ex-employee, in March of 1992.
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March 7, 1992 | THUAN LE
A Newport Beach developer fatally shot a former employee, then planted a gun on the body to make the shooting look like it occurred in self-defense, a prosecutor said Friday. James Newman Hood is charged with murder in Monday's shooting death of Bruce Beauchamp, 32, of Fontana. Beauchamp was acquitted last year in the killing of Hood's wife, Bonnie Jean Hood. Deputy Dist. Atty. Clark A. Hansen in San Bernardino County said investigators found two handguns, a 9-millimeter semiautomatic and a .
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March 4, 1992 | CARLA RIVERA and THUAN LE
A Newport Beach real estate developer was arrested in San Bernardino County on Tuesday and charged with murder in the shooting death of a former employee who, a year earlier, was found innocent of murdering the developer's wife. James Newman Hood, 48, was being held without bail at the San Bernardino County Central Detention Center and was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in the death of Bruce Edward Beauchamp, 32, of Fontana.
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