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July 19, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a brief stop at the Primadonna casino, 43 miles south of Las Vegas, but one poker game led to another. By 3 a.m. May 25, 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash were tired of hanging around the arcade, waiting for David's dad. Bored, the two 18-year-olds decided to urinate on two coin-operated games. David chose Big Bertha, whose polka-dot dress flared when players hurled balls into her gaping red mouth. Jeremy selected a helicopter game. Then a wall socket.
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November 17, 1999 | JOHN M. GLIONNA and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jeremy Strohmeyer, sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino restroom, has asked for a trial, claiming that defense attorney Leslie Abramson coerced him into pleading guilty. In papers filed last week in Las Vegas District Court, the former Long Beach man requested that his guilty plea in the death of Sherrice Iverson be thrown out and that he be allowed to stand trial.
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June 19, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Murder suspect Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer was arraigned Wednesday on a governor's warrant charging him with the kidnapping, sexual assault and murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson last month in Nevada. But Strohmeyer's attorney, Leslie Abramson, blocked the 18-year-old's immediate extradition to Las Vegas by announcing her intention to file a motion challenging the warrant signed by Gov. Pete Wilson.
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October 27, 1999
The adoptive father of Jeremy Strohmeyer, who was convicted of killing a 7-year-old girl in a Nevada bathroom, said Tuesday that the crime would have been prevented if county officials had disclosed information about the mental illness of his son's birth mother. John Strohmeyer made his comments after he and his wife, Winnie, appeared before the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors.
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July 3, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles judge Wednesday ordered that Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer be extradited to Nevada on a governor's warrant that charges the teenager as a fugitive in the sexual assault and murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson. During a proceeding that lasted only several minutes, Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg paved the way for authorities to return Strohmeyer, 18, of Long Beach to Clark County as soon as circumstances permit. He remains in custody at the Men's Central Jail.
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June 5, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The attorney for Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer, the teenager charged with killing 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson, charged Wednesday that Las Vegas authorities coerced an alleged confession from her client and have engaged in a "deceitful" campaign to win a conviction before a trial.
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February 6, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Long Beach teenager accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino bathroom last May testified Thursday that police repeatedly lied in their accounts of his confession and ignored his pleas for an attorney.
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June 4, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Teenager Jeremy Joseph Strohmeyer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a fugitive murder warrant only hours after Las Vegas authorities released a chilling affidavit that detailed what they describe as his confession to the sexual assault and strangulation of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson.
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September 18, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The spokesman for the mother of the girl slain last year in a Nevada casino denounced the girl's parents Thursday, saying they were more interested in money than justice. Community activist Najee Ali said he would no longer act as the spokesman for Yolanda Manuel, mother of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old who was sexually assaulted and strangled in a casino restroom. "Yolanda wants to make money off her child's death," said Ali, standing by Sherrice's grave.
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October 21, 1997
A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Leimert Park in honor of Sherisse Iverson, the South-Central Los Angeles girl who was killed in a bathroom of a Nevada casino last May. Monday would have been the girl's 8th birthday. "We are calling attention to all the violence that is going on with our kids," said Yolanda Manual, mother of Sherisse. "The message is to stop the violence." Tribute also was paid at the vigil to Selwyn LeFlore, the 9-year-old boy who was killed Oct.
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October 21, 1999 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich is calling for the Department of Children and Family Services to review its adoption policies after the lawsuit recently filed against the county by the adoptive parents of convicted killer Jeremy Strohmeyer. The motion by Antonovich instructs the department's director to review procedures for disclosure of information about the background of birth parents. The board is expected to discuss the matter Oct. 26.
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October 16, 1999 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of killer Jeremy Strohmeyer are suing Los Angeles County, alleging that social workers deliberately withheld crucial information about his birth mother's mental illness that would have stopped them from adopting the toddler. Strohmeyer is currently in a Nevada prison without possibility of parole for the murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson in a Nevada casino two years ago.
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October 16, 1999 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of killer Jeremy Strohmeyer are suing Los Angeles County, alleging social workers deliberately withheld crucial information about his birth mother's mental illness that would have stopped them from adopting the toddler. Jeremy Strohmeyer is currently in a Nevada prison without possibility of parole for the murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson in a Nevada casino two years ago.
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December 18, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Federal authorities have opened a preliminary investigation into David Cash's possible involvement in his high school friend's notorious murder of a 7-year-old Los Angeles girl in a Nevada casino restroom last year, officials said Thursday.
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October 15, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a lengthy, rambling appeal before a packed courtroom Wednesday, Jeremy Strohmeyer, the Long Beach man who murdered a 7-year-old girl last year in the bathroom of a Nevada casino, asked her family for forgiveness but said he was not the only one to blame for her death.
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September 18, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The spokesman for the mother of the girl slain last year in a Nevada casino denounced the girl's parents Thursday, saying they were more interested in money than justice. Community activist Najee Ali said he would no longer act as the spokesman for Yolanda Manuel, mother of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old who was sexually assaulted and strangled in a casino restroom. "Yolanda wants to make money off her child's death," said Ali, standing by Sherrice's grave.
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August 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Defense attorneys failed Tuesday in their bid to delay the start of Jeremy Strohmeyer's murder trial. Attorneys Leslie Abramson and Richard Wright had argued that they needed more time to prepare for the trial because Wright's father died last week. The attorneys said Wright's attention had been diverted from the case. District Judge Myron Leavitt denied the motion for a delay, ordering that jury selection begin Monday as scheduled.
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August 13, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a two-week delay in the trial of a Long Beach teenager accused in the slaying of a 7-year-old girl, saying his attorneys need more time to examine evidence taken from the youth's computer. The trial of Jeremy Strohmeyer, 19, was scheduled to begin Monday. He is accused of the May 25, 1997, sexual assault and murder of Sherrice Iverson in a restroom at what is now known as the Primm Valley Hotel in Primm, Nev.
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September 9, 1998 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a surprise last-minute plea bargain that spared him a possible death sentence, Long Beach teenager Jeremy Strohmeyer admitted Tuesday that he sexually assaulted and strangled a 7-year-old Los Angeles girl in a Nevada casino last year. Strohmeyer agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole for the slaying of Sherrice Iverson--a case that has spurred nationwide debate about Good Samaritan laws, tougher parental supervision and better security in casinos.
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September 9, 1998 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Jeremy Strohmeyer's decision to plead guilty to the murder of Sherrice Iverson may prevent an angry and outraged public from getting a full airing of the role played by his friend David Cash. Controversy has swirled around Cash's failure to come to the girl's aid or to report Strohmeyer's action to police. But changing the laws to require people to help others--the goal espoused by many of those who have denounced Cash--would be far more difficult than many seem to believe, legal experts say.
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