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August 25, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four men accused of fatally shooting a Fullerton police detective during a drug sting had plotted to rob him of the drugs before killing him, a prosecutor charged Monday as their trial opened. However, a defense attorney claimed that the shooting was unplanned, and that the prosecution is trying to deflect negligence charges from the Fullerton Police Department.
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August 25, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four men accused of fatally shooting a Fullerton police detective during a drug sting had plotted to rob him of the drugs before killing him, a prosecutor charged Monday as their trial opened. However, a defense attorney claimed that the shooting was unplanned, and that the prosecution is trying to deflect negligence charges from the Fullerton Police Department.
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November 4, 1992
Three men were convicted Tuesday for the June, 1990, slaying of a Fullerton detective who was ambushed during an undercover drug operation. Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, face the death penalty because they murdered Detective Tommy De La Rosa during a robbery. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said the three men contacted De La Rosa, who was working undercover as a drug dealer, to purchase 400 pounds of cocaine.
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September 29, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Monday refused to dismiss murder charges against four men on trial for the shooting death of a Fullerton undercover detective during a drug sting operation. However, in what a Fullerton Police official described as a "disappointing" ruling, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge J. Kimball Walker dropped some of the drug charges against three of the defendants, as well as charges that they had been lying in wait, a special circumstance allegation that can result in the death penalty.
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December 9, 1992 | RENE LYNCH
Contempt charges were dismissed against a Fullerton police detective Tuesday after he apologized for comments he had made while testifying against four men accused of gunning down his former partner. In a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court, Judge J. Kimball Walker agreed to drop the contempt charge after Fullerton Detective Dan Hughes, former partner of slain Fullerton narcotics officer Tommy De La Rosa, read aloud a short apology.
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November 13, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three reputed drug dealers were spared the death penalty Thursday by a jury that recommended they be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of undercover Fullerton Police Detective Tommy De La Rosa in a drug sting that went awry. The Norwalk Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours before rejecting the death penalty for Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, all of Los Angeles County, despite a prosecutor's plea that the men deserved to die in the gas chamber.
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November 13, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three reputed drug dealers were spared the death penalty Thursday by a jury that recommended they be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of undercover Fullerton police Detective Tommy De La Rosa in a drug sting that went awry. The Norwalk Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours before rejecting the death penalty for Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, all of Los Angeles County, despite a prosecutor's plea that the men deserved to die in the gas chamber.
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October 28, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday acquitted one of four defendants in the 1990 death of Fullerton Police Detective Tommy De La Rosa, who was killed during a drug sting in Downey. Judge J. Kimball Walker granted a defense motion to dismiss charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder against Fredrico Marriott, 40, after the judge ruled that the prosecution failed to provide enough evidence to convict Marriott.
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January 5, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defense attorneys for three men already convicted of killing Fullerton Police Officer Tommy De La Rosa filed motions for new trials Monday, claiming that a Los Angeles police officer committed perjury in their trial. Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, all of Los Angeles County, have a right to a new trial based on new evidence obtained after their trial had concluded, their attorneys said. De La Rosa died in a gun battle when a drug sting went bad on June 21, 1990.
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October 29, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slain Fullerton Police Officer Tommy De La Rosa was an "easy mark" when three well-armed gunmen murdered the undercover officer in a hail of gunfire, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he urged jurors to convict all three men. "They were heavily armed with weapons, shotguns and ammunition, the windows of the house were all covered . . . the defendants had set up an ambush," Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Daniel Lenhart said in closing arguments Wednesday.
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September 15, 1992 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of slain Fullerton police detective Tommy De La Rosa stormed out of a courtroom here Monday after a judge implied that her husband, killed in 1990 when a drug sting went bad, had been there to rob the defendants. "I walked out in tears," said Leslie De La Rosa, who blamed her outrage on Superior Court Judge J. Kimball Walker for allegedly describing her husband, a decorated police officer, as "on the same level, if not lower, as those who killed him."
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