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January 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Attorney Joseph Gallegos, who represented "Night Stalker" suspect Richard Ramirez for a brief period last fall, has died of a heart attack at age 56. Gallegos died Friday in the emergency room of St. John's Regional Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Jan Hollrith said. Ramirez, who faces 14 murder counts and 54 other felony charges, hired the Oxnard attorney but fired him in favor of two San Jose lawyers. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva Soper approved the switch and Gallegos did not object.
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January 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Attorney Joseph Gallegos, who represented "Night Stalker" suspect Richard Ramirez for a brief period last fall, has died of a heart attack at age 56. Gallegos died Friday in the emergency room of St. John's Regional Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Jan Hollrith said. Ramirez, who faces 14 murder counts and 54 other felony charges, hired the Oxnard attorney but fired him in favor of two San Jose lawyers. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva Soper approved the switch and Gallegos did not object.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez was granted permission by a judge Wednesday to dismiss Deputy Public Defender Allen R. Adashek as his lawyer and retain private counsel, Joseph Gallegos of Oxnard. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva R. Soper approved the request at a brief court hearing that followed a closed session with the judge, Ramirez, Gallegos, Adashek and Deputy Public Defender Henry J. Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez was granted permission by a judge Wednesday to dismiss Deputy Public Defender Allen R. Adashek as his lawyer and retain private counsel, Joseph Gallegos of Oxnard. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva R. Soper approved the request at a brief court hearing that followed a closed session with the judge, Ramirez, Gallegos, Adashek and Deputy Public Defender Henry J. Hall.
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October 24, 1985 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Shouting "Hail Satan!" as he was led from the courtroom, Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez pleaded not guilty today--more than seven weeks after his arrest--to 14 murder charges and 54 other felonies. Moments later, Ramirez's new attorneys, Arturo and Daniel Hernandez of San Jose, said they did not hear their client's comment as sheriff's deputies ushered Ramirez, who was chained at the ankles and wrists, into a holding cell behind the courtroom.
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September 27, 1996 | J.R. MOEHRINGER and MICHAEL G. WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A vengeful Colorado teenager carefully planned the execution-style slayings of three former Orange County men, right down to the violent rap song that accompanied his macabre crime, the man's friends and authorities said Thursday.
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September 29, 1996
Scores of mourners turned out Sunday for the funeral of 18-year-old Joseph Edward Gallegos, the troubled youth who gunned down three O.C. men in Bayfield, Colo., on Tuesday and was later shot by a police sniper. The mood at the Cortez, Colo., church was tense, as friends and relatives spurned reporters and focused on Gallegos' efforts to turn his life around. * A3 Down to the End The Angels, who came within a game of winning the AL West in 1995, will finish this season today in last place.
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October 13, 1996 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A troubled teenager who gunned down three Orange County men in Colorado did not have methamphetamine or any other mind-altering drugs in his body at the time of the killing spree, according to a coroner's report released this week. "The results show that he had a normal daily dose of over-the-counter decongestant in him," Greeley police Sgt. John Gates said Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1985 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to speed up the case of Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office has requested a court hearing Thursday to pin down a firm date for a preliminary hearing. "We are going to try and get a definite date--and hopefully it won't be later than Dec. 13 and possibly earlier," said Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gilbert Garcetti.
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October 4, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To friends, John Anthony Lara III was a a happy-go-lucky teenager but serious Christian, full of life and promise. To his family he was simply "John-John." Less than two weeks ago, the 20-year-old Lara and two other Orange County men were killed execution style in Colorado, apparently, authorities say, by a troubled young man whom the trio had tried to steer toward Christianity.
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October 25, 1985 | ROBERT W. STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Shouting "Hail Satan!," Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez was led from a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday after pleading not guilty to 14 murder charges and 54 other felonies. Ramirez's new attorneys, Arturo and Daniel Hernandez of San Jose, said they did not hear their client's comment as sheriff's deputies ushered him into a holding cell. But the stenographer in the court of Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva R.
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September 28, 1996 | H.G. REZA and LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After Joseph Edward Gallegos shot to death three friends from Orange County this week, his minister and friends were quick to note the 18-year-old man's obsession with hard-core rap and suggest the music played a role in the killings. The suggestion that Gallegos, who died in a police shootout Tuesday several hours after slaying his roommates, was at least partly motivated by a form of rap characterized by violent street tales coincides with a national debate about lyrics and their message.
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