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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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September 19, 2000
A bill inspired by the murder of a local 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino was signed into law Monday by Gov. Gray Davis. The legislation, authored by Assemblyman Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch), makes it a crime to witness the sexual assault of a minor without notifying police. The bill became known as the Sherrice Iverson Good Samaritan Law because it was inspired by the 1997 slaying of the girl at a casino in Primm, Nev.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1998
Re "Strohmeyer Partly Blames Others," Oct. 15: Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash should take responsibility for their own actions and choices. Don't try to put your bad mistakes on anyone else. Jeremy Strohmeyer, if you are "prepared, indeed willing, to be punished," you should be prepared and indeed be willing to suffer the same fate as your victim. David Cash, if you witnessed any of the incident and did nothing, that means you aided and abetted and that makes you an accomplice.
NEWS
February 9, 2000 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeremy Strohmeyer told a judge Tuesday that he was bullied by his defense attorney into pleading guilty in 1997 to the rape and murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson in a casino restroom, and that he now wants to stand trial for the murder.
NEWS
August 8, 1997 | STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nevada prosecutors decided Thursday they will seek the death penalty for Jeremy Strohmeyer, the Long Beach teenager accused of killing a 7-year-old Los Angeles girl in a casino restroom. Clark County Dist. Atty. Stewart Bell said a committee of senior prosecutors reviewed the allegations against Strohmeyer and determined that "we can look a jury in the eye and say, 'This is an appropriate death penalty case.'
NEWS
August 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
A California teenager says he tried to intervene when his classmate began assaulting a 7-year-old Los Angeles girl, fearing that their game of hide and seek in a Nevada casino had "crossed the line." David Cash Jr., 18, told a grand jury that he tapped Jeremy Strohmeyer on the forehead, trying to get his attention, as he allegedly assaulted 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson in a stall in a women's restroom at the Primadonna Resort and Casino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
A bill inspired by the murder of a local 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino was signed into law Monday by Gov. Gray Davis. The legislation, authored by Assemblyman Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch), makes it a crime to witness the sexual assault of a minor without notifying police. The bill became known as the Sherrice Iverson Good Samaritan Law because it was inspired by the 1997 slaying of the girl at a casino in Primm, Nev.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1998
Re "Protest Follows Accused Accomplice," Aug. 27: When the folks are done up at Berkeley protesting the mere presence of David Cash [friend of child-murder suspect Jeremy Strohmeyer], they may want to head over to O.J. Simpson's house for some more demonstrating. Let's keep our moral indignation consistent. PHILIP D. GIBBONS Manhattan Beach In your article, the reporter uses the quote of a misguided student to imply that Cash's attendance at UC Berkeley is a logical outgrowth of the implementation of Proposition 209. This attempt to somehow link the heinous actions of Cash and the entirely separate right of California voters to enact an initiative ending race-based affirmative action is absurd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
October 23, 1998 | From Associated Press
Jeremy Strohmeyer has been placed in administrative segregation at the Ely State Prison to begin serving a life sentence for killing a young girl in a Nevada casino. Strohmeyer was not placed in the general inmate population, but in his own cell in a special secured section designed "for people who have security issues," Glen Whorton, chief of classification for the Nevada Department of Prisons, said Thursday.
NEWS
June 28, 1997 | Associated Press
A prosecutor says the father of a 7-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in a casino restroom won't face charges that he neglected his daughter's safety by leaving her alone in an arcade in the predawn hours. "There is no basis at this time for criminal prosecution," Dist. Atty. Stewart Bell said. Prosecutors had weighed the possibility of child-neglect charges against the father, 57-year-old LeRoy Iverson, based on reports that he spent the early morning hours of Memorial Day gambling while his two children were left alone in a casino on the state line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1998
Re "Strohmeyer Partly Blames Others," Oct. 15: Jeremy Strohmeyer and David Cash should take responsibility for their own actions and choices. Don't try to put your bad mistakes on anyone else. Jeremy Strohmeyer, if you are "prepared, indeed willing, to be punished," you should be prepared and indeed be willing to suffer the same fate as your victim. David Cash, if you witnessed any of the incident and did nothing, that means you aided and abetted and that makes you an accomplice.
NEWS
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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