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May 6, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a monthlong trial, the judge in a Ventura County bombing case expressed concern Wednesday that the jury may not have been instructed properly before beginning its deliberations. Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele made the comments after the first full day of jury deliberations in the case of a Moorpark man accused of trying to murder his wife's ex-husband.
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May 6, 1993 | BARBARA MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a monthlong trial, the judge in a Ventura County bombing case expressed concern Wednesday that the jury may not have been instructed properly before beginning its deliberations. Superior Court Judge Allan L. Steele made the comments after the first full day of jury deliberations in the case of a Moorpark man accused of trying to murder his wife's ex-husband.
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May 4, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The case of James R. McKeever--alternately described as a hard-working, caring parent and a pathological liar obsessed with wartime subterfuge--is expected to go to the jury today. McKeever, of Moorpark, could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty of premeditated attempted murder, is accused of trying to kill John Monroe and Charlene Mayer by throwing a homemade pipe bomb through the bedroom window of their Simi Valley home on Nov. 21.
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May 4, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The case of James R. McKeever--alternately described as a hard-working, caring parent and a pathological liar obsessed with wartime subterfuge--is expected to go to the jury today. McKeever, of Moorpark, could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty of premeditated attempted murder, is accused of trying to kill John Monroe and Charlene Mayer by throwing a homemade pipe bomb through the bedroom window of their Simi Valley home on Nov. 21.
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December 31, 1992 | JANE HULSE
A judge postponed until Jan. 7 the preliminary hearing of a man accused of attempted murder in a bombing incident last month that injured a Simi Valley couple. Municipal Judge Thomas Hutchins took the action Wednesday after the defense attorney for James R. McKeever said his client, who was wheeled into the courtroom on a gurney, was taking new back medication that made him drowsy.
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November 23, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Moorpark man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly threw a pipe bomb into the Simi Valley home of his wife's ex-husband, an act that may have been related to a child custody battle, police said. James R. McKeever, 43, was arrested at his home at 2 a.m. Sunday after Simi Valley police searched the house and questioned him for hours, police said in a statement.
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February 9, 1993 | JANE HULSE
James R. McKeever, charged with two counts of attempted murder in the pipe bombing of a Simi Valley residence last November, entered a not guilty plea Monday. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Lawrence Storch set a trial date of March 16 for McKeever, 43, who appeared in court on a gurney because of a back ailment. McKeever, a Moorpark resident, is accused of trying to kill John Monroe, 34, and Monroe's wife, Charlene Mayer, 33, both of whom were injured in the explosion.
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April 27, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
A Moorpark man accused in the Nov. 21 pipe bombing of a Simi Valley couple could not have slipped away from his home to carry out the attack without awakening one of his house guests, his attorney said Monday. James R. McKeever, who suffers from a herniated disc, is on trial in Ventura County Superior Court on charges of premeditated attempted murder. He is accused of throwing a pipe bomb into the Simi Valley home of John Monroe and Charlene Mayer. The bomb exploded at the foot of their bed.
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August 12, 1993
A Moorpark man who was acquitted of trying to kill his wife's ex-husband and another woman with a homemade bomb has filed a claim against the city of Simi Valley, alleging that the police have been harassing him. James R. McKeever, 43, also claims that he suffered permanent nerve damage because of poor medical care in police custody from his Nov. 21 arrest until his May 6 acquittal. Simi Valley police declined to comment on the case, referring all inquiries to the city attorney's office.
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December 1, 1992 | GARY GORMAN
Police investigating the Nov. 21 bombing of a Simi Valley house found potential bomb ingredients at the Moorpark home of the chief suspect, according to a search warrant made public Monday. Gasoline, bleach, duct tape, two cans of propane and a box of ball bearings were found in a search at the Westwood Street home of James R. McKeever, according to the warrant filed in Ventura County Municipal Court.
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July 1, 1994 | MACK REED
A Ventura County Superior Court judge ruled Thursday that a Moorpark man must pay damages for injuries that a homemade bomb caused to his wife's ex-husband and another woman, even though a court acquitted him last year in the 1992 bombing. James R. McKeever, 44, must pay medical and punitive damages of $5,000 apiece to his wife's former husband, John Monroe, and Monroe's wife, Charlene Mayer, Judge William L. Peck ruled.
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November 23, 1992 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Moorpark man was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly flung a pipe bomb into the Simi Valley home of his wife's ex-husband, an act that may have culminated a child-custody battle, police said. James R. McKeever, 43, was arrested at his home at 2 a.m. Sunday after Simi Valley police searched the house and questioned him for hours, police said in a statement.
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