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January 10, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of the last defendant in the tangled "Bryant Family" murder case was resolved Tuesday with a plea bargain under which admitted drug dealer and killer Jon Preston Settle could be out of prison in as little as seven years. "That's a helluva deal," said Settle's lawyer, Richard Leonard, noting that Settle's three co-defendants were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.
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February 1, 1996
Jon Preston Settle, the last man convicted in the long, San Fernando Valley-based Bryant family drug and murder case, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years and 4 months in state prison--the maximum he could have received under a plea bargain with prosecutors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Preston Settle, the last man convicted in the long, San Fernando Valley-based "Bryant Family" drug and murder case, was sentenced as expected Wednesday to 21 years and four months in state prison--the maximum possible under a plea bargain with prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jon Preston Settle, the last man convicted in the long, San Fernando Valley-based "Bryant Family" drug and murder case, was sentenced as expected Wednesday to 21 years and four months in state prison--the maximum possible under a plea bargain with prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of the last defendant in the tangled "Bryant family" murder case was resolved Tuesday with a plea bargain under which admitted drug dealer and killer Jon Preston Settle could be out of prison in as little as seven years. "That's a helluva deal," said Settle's lawyer, Richard Leonard, noting that Settle's three co-defendants were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1996
Jon Preston Settle, the last man convicted in the long, San Fernando Valley-based Bryant family drug and murder case, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years and 4 months in state prison--the maximum he could have received under a plea bargain with prosecutors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | ANN. W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 35-year-old admitted drug dealer, who acted as his own lawyer during the Bryant Family quadruple murder case, won a mistrial Wednesday--after apparently convincing a single juror of his innocence. Jon Preston Settle, accused of four counts of first-degree murder and a single count of attempted murder, told the jury during closing arguments, "I'm not going to argue the law because I'm no good in that area." But he's not arguing with the results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mammoth Bryant Family murder case, which took more than six years and cost several million dollars to prosecute, lumbered toward a conclusion Wednesday with a flurry of finger-pointing by the defendants and their lawyers. A Superior Court jury in Downtown Los Angeles will begin sorting out the tangle of allegations today, when it retires for deliberations following a three-month trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | ANN. W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 35-year-old admitted drug dealer, who acted as his own lawyer during the Bryant Family quadruple murder case, won a mistrial Wednesday--apparently after convincing a single juror of his innocence. Jon Preston Settle, accused of four counts of first-degree murder and a single count of attempted murder, told the jury during closing arguments, "I'm not going to argue the law because I'm no good in that area." But he's not arguing with the results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 | AARON CURTISS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jon Preston Settle was surprised and confused when his mother-in-law's station wagon was surrounded by a swarm of armed officers at a quiet intersection near MacArthur Park on Tuesday morning. Then he knew the game was over. After eluding authorities for nearly three years, Settle, who was to be added later this week to the FBI's 10-most-wanted list, was arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a Lake View Terrace crack house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of the last defendant in the tangled "Bryant Family" murder case was resolved Tuesday with a plea bargain under which admitted drug dealer and killer Jon Preston Settle could be out of prison in as little as seven years. "That's a helluva deal," said Settle's lawyer, Richard Leonard, noting that Settle's three co-defendants were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1996 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The fate of the last defendant in the tangled "Bryant family" murder case was resolved Tuesday with a plea bargain under which admitted drug dealer and killer Jon Preston Settle could be out of prison in as little as seven years. "That's a helluva deal," said Settle's lawyer, Richard Leonard, noting that Settle's three co-defendants were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | ANN. W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 35-year-old admitted drug dealer, who acted as his own lawyer during the Bryant Family quadruple murder case, won a mistrial Wednesday--apparently after convincing a single juror of his innocence. Jon Preston Settle, accused of four counts of first-degree murder and a single count of attempted murder, told the jury during closing arguments, "I'm not going to argue the law because I'm no good in that area." But he's not arguing with the results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 1995 | ANN. W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 35-year-old admitted drug dealer, who acted as his own lawyer during the Bryant Family quadruple murder case, won a mistrial Wednesday--after apparently convincing a single juror of his innocence. Jon Preston Settle, accused of four counts of first-degree murder and a single count of attempted murder, told the jury during closing arguments, "I'm not going to argue the law because I'm no good in that area." But he's not arguing with the results.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mammoth Bryant Family murder case, which took more than six years and cost several million dollars to prosecute, lumbered toward a conclusion Wednesday with a flurry of finger-pointing by the defendants and their lawyers. A Superior Court jury in Downtown Los Angeles will begin sorting out the tangle of allegations today, when it retires for deliberations following a three-month trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after four people were shot to death at a crack house in Lake View Terrace, the Bryant Family cocaine syndicate still is powerful enough to inspire memory loss in nearly a dozen witnesses at the murder trial for four Family leaders, a prosector told a jury on Monday. Even so, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Dale Davidson, authorities had amassed enough physical evidence, reinforced by testimony from an insider turned informant, for the jury to find the four men guilty of murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after four people were shot to death at a crack house in Lake View Terrace, the Bryant Family cocaine syndicate still is powerful enough to inspire memory loss in nearly a dozen witnesses at the murder trial for four Family leaders, a prosector told a jury on Monday. Even so, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Dale Davidson, authorities had amassed enough physical evidence, reinforced by testimony from an insider turned informant, for the jury to find the four men guilty of murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1992 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the successful legitimate business that it mimicked, The Family was said to have a couple of hundred employees who earned paid vacations, drove company cars and even sported jackets with corporate logos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1992 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the successful legitimate business that it mimicked, The Family was said to have a couple of hundred employees who earned paid vacations, drove company cars and even sported jackets with corporate logos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1991 | AARON CURTISS and JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jon Preston Settle was surprised and confused when his mother-in-law's station wagon was surrounded by a swarm of armed officers at a quiet intersection near MacArthur Park on Tuesday morning. Then he knew the game was over. After eluding authorities for nearly three years, Settle, who was to be added later this week to the FBI's 10-most-wanted list, was arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a Lake View Terrace crack house.
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