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April 28, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to interfere with a lower court decision to delay the execution of John G. Brown, convicted of killing Garden Grove police officer Donald Reed in June, 1980. Brown was in a bar when he fired on Reed and other officers who were trying to arrest him on drug charges. Four others were wounded by the gunfire. Brown was convicted and sentenced to death.
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April 28, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to interfere with a lower court decision to delay the execution of John G. Brown, convicted of killing Garden Grove police officer Donald Reed in June, 1980. Brown was in a bar when he fired on Reed and other officers who were trying to arrest him on drug charges. Four others were wounded by the gunfire. Brown was convicted and sentenced to death.
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August 26, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of three convicted killers Thursday, but refused to retreat from its long-established policy of giving closer scrutiny to capital cases. Prosecutors had asked the court to apply a less stringent standard when the justices try to determine whether procedural errors made during a trial should lead to the reversal of a death sentence.
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August 26, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of three convicted killers Thursday, but refused to retreat from its long-established policy of giving closer scrutiny to capital cases. Prosecutors had asked the court to apply a less stringent standard when the justices try to determine whether procedural errors made during a trial should lead to the reversal of a death sentence.
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February 28, 1989 | JEFF MITCHELL, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to set aside the death sentence of John G. Brown, convicted in 1982 of murdering Garden Grove Police Officer Donald Reed, 27. Brown killed Reed during a June 7, 1980, shoot-out at the Cripple Creek Saloon in Garden Grove when Reed tried to serve him with an arrest warrant. The officer was shot once in the chest and died shortly afterward.
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January 17, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
John G. Brown, 42. Convicted in the June 9, 1980, murder of Garden Grove Police Officer Donald Reed in a bar shooting. Sentenced June 11, 1981. William C. Payton, 36. Convicted in the May 26, 1980, Garden Grove murder of Pamela Montgomery, 21, who was raped and stabbed. Sentenced March 5, 1982. William G. Bonin, 42. Known as the Freeway Killer. Convicted of 14 murders in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Sentenced in Los Angeles County in 1982, and in Orange County in 1983. James A. Melton, 37.
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August 25, 1988 | Times Wire Services
Pornographic film makers cannot be convicted of pandering for paying actors who engage in sex acts in movies, the California Supreme Court ruled today. Sexual acts in film making are protected free speech rights, the court unanimously held in overturning the conviction of Hollywood film maker Harold Freeman on five counts of pandering in the film, "Caught From Behind II."
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August 26, 1988 | PHILIP HAGER, Times Staff Writer
The California Supreme Court upheld the death sentences of three convicted killers Thursday, including the killer of an Orange County police officer, but refused to retreat from its long-established policy of giving closer scrutiny to capital cases. Prosecutors had asked the court to apply a less stringent standard when the justices try to determine whether procedural errors made during a trial should lead to the reversal of a death sentence.
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November 8, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes James A. Melton gets so depressed, sitting alone in his 4 1/2-by-10-foot cell on Death Row, that he begins to sob spontaneously. "You get in that cell, nobody around--I've sat in there, and it just feels like the whole world has come down on top of me," he said. There is a new mood these days on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison, where no one has been executed in 20 years. "Some inmates don't want to talk about it," Melton said, "but I do try to talk about it.
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January 28, 2007
The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Iraq or who died in Bahrain or at sea while serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. * Brian D. Allgood, 46, of Oklahoma; colonel, Army. Allgood was among 12 troops killed Jan. 20 when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed northeast of Baghdad. The cause was under investigation, but Pentagon officials said the helicopter might have been hit by a shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile.
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