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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1993
A Phoenix judge Thursday ordered a Carson man to stand trial for the 1978 murder of "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane, who was bludgeoned to death in his apartment. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gregory Martin cited blood and tissue found in a rental car in deciding that John Henry Carpenter should be tried on the first-degree murder charge. Martin set a May 26 trial date.
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November 1, 1994 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A friend of actor Bob Crane who shared the TV actor's sexual conquests was acquitted Monday by a jury in Arizona in the 1978 bludgeon murder of the "Hogan's Heroes" star. After the verdict by the Maricopa County jury was announced, John Henry Carpenter, 66, said: "My life is back together after 16 years." His wife, Diana, sobbed, "It's over. It's over."
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November 1, 1994 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A friend of actor Bob Crane who shared the TV actor's sexual conquests was acquitted Monday by a jury in Arizona in the 1978 bludgeon murder of the "Hogan's Heroes" star. After the verdict by the Maricopa County jury was announced, John Henry Carpenter, 66, said: "My life is back together after 16 years." His wife, Diana, sobbed, "It's over. It's over."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1993
A Phoenix judge Thursday ordered a Carson man to stand trial for the 1978 murder of "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane, who was bludgeoned to death in his apartment. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gregory Martin cited blood and tissue found in a rental car in deciding that John Henry Carpenter should be tried on the first-degree murder charge. Martin set a May 26 trial date.
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June 2, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and LAURA LAUGHLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of show business's most provocative murder mysteries took a new twist Monday when a longtime suspect was arrested nearly 14 years after "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane was found bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Ariz., apartment. John Henry Carpenter, 64, was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Carson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John Henry Carpenter became a suspect in the slaying of actor Bob Crane almost immediately, when he called the Scottsdale, Ariz., apartment where Crane's body had just been found and caught police Lt. Ron Dean's attention by failing to ask if anything was wrong, authorities said Tuesday. "He returned to the scene of the crime--by phone," said Dean, now retired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1993 | Associated Press
The man accused of killing "Hogan's Heroes" television star Bob Crane pleaded innocent to unrelated charges he molested two children. John Henry Carpenter, 64, entered the plea last week to three counts of child molestation. A pretrial hearing was ordered for Aug. 11. Carpenter is charged with molesting his girlfriend's daughter and the child's playmate in late 1988 at his girlfriend's Long Beach home. If convicted, Carpenter would face up to 12 years in state prison.
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July 26, 1992
The man accused of the 1978 murder of "Hogan's Heroes" television star Bob Crane has pleaded innocent in Long Beach to unrelated child molestation charges. John Henry Carpenter, 64, who is accused of molesting a girlfriend's daughter and a playmate of the child, was ordered earlier this month to return to Superior Court on Aug. 11 for a pretrial hearing.
NEWS
July 2, 1992
The man charged in the killing of "Hogan's Heroes" television star Bob Crane in 1978 was ordered to stand trial on three counts of child molestation. John Henry Carpenter, 64, is accused of molesting a girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old playmate of the child. He is to appear July 14 in Superior Court to enter a plea. The charges stem from incidents that allegedly occurred in late 1988 at his girlfriend's home in Long Beach.
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May 31, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
After dinner in a Mexican restaurant in Studio City, a waiter brings the check. Robert Crane pays with a credit card. He sits there with his girlfriend and a friend of hers, waiting to sign the bill and leave. "Robert Crane?" the waiter blurts, looking at the card. "Hey, man! Aren't you that guy who got bludgeoned to death in some hotel down in Arizona? That guy from 'Hogan's Heroes' on TV? Remember?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
John Henry Carpenter became a suspect in the slaying of actor Bob Crane almost immediately, when he called the Scottsdale, Ariz., apartment where Crane's body had just been found and caught police Lt. Ron Dean's attention by failing to ask if anything was wrong, authorities said Tuesday. "He returned to the scene of the crime--by phone," said Dean, now retired.
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June 2, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and LAURA LAUGHLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of show business's most provocative murder mysteries took a new twist Monday when a longtime suspect was arrested nearly 14 years after "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane was found bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Ariz., apartment. John Henry Carpenter, 64, was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies in Carson.
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June 2, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and LAURA LAUGHLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly 14 years after "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane was bludgeoned to death in Arizona, authorities there on Monday announced the arrest of a longtime suspect in the case, which has frustrated investigators and fueled lurid speculation. Citing new and re-examined evidence, officials in Phoenix said John Henry Carpenter, 64, was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on his way to work in Carson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1998
John Henry Carpenter, 70, who was acquitted of charges that he killed "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane. Carpenter was arrested in Carson in June 1992 for the 1978 slaying of Crane, his longtime friend. The actor had been bludgeoned to death in bed in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 49. He was best known for playing Col. Robert Hogan in the comedy television series about World War II Allied prisoners in a German POW camp.
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