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October 31, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Jose Luis Leon, the Corona man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's grandmother and 13-year-old brother, was ordered Thursday to stand trial. During Leon's preliminary hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Christian Thierbach viewed photos of victims Hope Ragland, 66, and Austin Perez and a blood-stained knife allegedly used to stab them. Corona Police Officer Ron Anderson, who investigated the May 1 killings, testified that Leon confessed to the crimes.
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October 31, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Jose Luis Leon, the Corona man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's grandmother and 13-year-old brother, was ordered Thursday to stand trial. During Leon's preliminary hearing, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Christian Thierbach viewed photos of victims Hope Ragland, 66, and Austin Perez and a blood-stained knife allegedly used to stab them. Corona Police Officer Ron Anderson, who investigated the May 1 killings, testified that Leon confessed to the crimes.
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June 9, 1987
Marina del Rey attorney John Robert Malpezzi was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for his conviction in an ill-fated scheme to import 1,100 pounds of cocaine from Bolivia. Saying that Malpezzi, a lawyer who specialized in drug cases, has "squandered his opportunities," U.S. District Judge Ferdinand F. Fernandez also imposed a 3 1/2-year sentence on Jose Luis Leon, a Los Angeles bail bondsman convicted with Malpezzi and two other co-defendants in the case.
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December 24, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask decided Tuesday to seek the death penalty against Jose Luis Leon, the 24-year-old Corona man who allegedly stabbed to death the grandmother and 13-year-old brother of his former girlfriend.
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November 21, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD
Five parents profiled on a wanted poster from the Ventura County district attorney's office have been arrested for failing to pay child support. The most-wanted "deadbeat parents" poster spotlighting the county's worst suspected offenders was released Sept. 28. Since then, investigators have located four parents and another has turned himself in, Deputy Dist. Atty. C. Stanley Trom said.
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June 22, 1991
A motorist stopped for speeding in Vernon didn't have a driver's license, but he did have an estimated $200,000 in cash that he couldn't explain, the Sheriff's Department said Friday. The man, identified by a Mexican passport as Jose Luis Leon, 26, told authorities he didn't know who the cash belonged to or whose car he was driving, Sheriff's Lt. Gene Hetzel said. Deputies took notice of the man as he was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Blazer north on Bandini Boulevard on Thursday night.
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May 21, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Jose Luis Leon, the man who allegedly killed the 13-year-old brother and grandmother of his ex-girlfriend in Corona earlier this month, pleaded not guilty to two charges of murder and one of attempted murder in Riverside Superior Court on Tuesday. Leon, 24, is eligible for the death penalty because the charges include murder with special circumstances. Riverside County Dist. Atty. Grover Trask is expected to decide whether to seek the death penalty within 90 days, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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April 18, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A Marina del Rey attorney was convicted Friday of attempting to import 1,100 pounds of cocaine from Bolivia in a scheme that went sour with a military crackdown on clandestine cocaine labs in the jungles of Bolivia. A federal court jury convicted John Robert Malpezzi, a lawyer who specializes in drug defense cases, and two others in a plan their attorneys claimed was orchestrated--and indirectly thwarted--by the U.S. government.
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September 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Authorities arrested one man and identified another believed to be involved in a weekend crime spree that left three U.S. residents dead and one wounded along the Baja California coast. Two men and a woman, all retirees in their 60s, were killed in attacks at two Rosarito Beach homes Thursday and Sunday, said Natividad Tapia, deputy chief homicide investigator for the Baja California Ministerial Police. One of the men was believed to have shot his attacker twice before dying, Tapia said.
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September 30, 1994 | IRA E. STOLL
A dozen parents who collectively owe nearly $800,000 in back payments for child support are pictured on a "most wanted" poster that has been released by the Ventura County district attorney's office. Since the annual "deadbeat parents" posters were first released in 1988, they have helped authorities locate and arrest 22 parents, Special Assistant Dist. Atty. Donald D. Coleman said.
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September 17, 2001 | JACK LEONARD and MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They stormed into a Westminster cafe seeking revenge against a rival gang, allegedly arming themselves with bats, barbells and knives. But the would-be attackers found the tables turned when one of their targets drew a pistol, fired and killed one of the gang members. Detectives spent months investigating the shooting. In the end, however, it was not the gunman whom authorities charged with murder--it was the victim's gang friends.
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