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December 23, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 13 years ago Sunday, in a cold early morning tule fog, that a motorist somehow got the drop on two highway patrolmen, then murdered them with their own guns in a Christmas week crime that shocked the state. CHP Officer William M. Freeman, 35, took five bullets. His partner, Roy P. Blecher, 50, was found with his hands cuffed, shot in the head as he knelt on the freeway shoulder a few miles west of the state capital. By Christmas Eve, Luis V.
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December 23, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was 13 years ago Sunday, in a cold early morning tule fog, that a motorist somehow got the drop on two highway patrolmen, then murdered them with their own guns in a Christmas week crime that shocked the state. CHP Officer William M. Freeman, 35, took five bullets. His partner, Roy P. Blecher, 50, was found with his hands cuffed, shot in the head as he knelt on the freeway shoulder a few miles west of the state capital. By Christmas Eve, Luis V.
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March 27, 1986 | Associated Press
Five years after his indictment, Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno was sentenced today to four years in prison for cheating nine elderly people out of $110,000 in a home improvement scam. The 53-year-old son of reputed ex-Mafia boss Joe Bonanno Sr. was then ordered freed on bail pending the outcome of his appeal so he can prepare for a trial in federal court on unrelated fraud charges. Bonanno was found guilty in November of conspiracy and eight counts of grand theft.
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November 20, 1985 | United Press International
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, son of the reputed Mafia figure Joseph Bonanno Sr., was found guilty Tuesday in an alleged home improvement scam. Bonanno, 53, was charged with one count of conspiracy and 18 counts of grand theft for his alleged involvement in the late 1970s with a home improvement contract scheme in which nine elderly Alameda County residents were bilked of $110,000. He was found guilty on the conspiracy count and eight of the grand theft counts.
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October 11, 1985
Both sides have rested in the 5-month home repair contract trial in Alameda County of Salvatore Bonanno, son of reputed Mafia boss Joseph Bonanno. The younger Bonanno, 53, is charged with 19 counts of conspiracy and grand theft in connection with a home repair contract business that Deputy State Atty. Gen. Derald Granberg contends bilked nine elderly people out of $110,000 in the 1970s.
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January 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Citing press freedom, a court has ruled that the City of Alameda's zoning law restricting newsstand sale of the Spectator and other sexually explicit publications is unconstitutional. "The ordinance clearly is unconstitutional on its face with an abridgement of freedom of the press," said Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh on Friday. "If you do this to the Spectator, you can do it to other publications someone might not approve of."
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August 19, 1989 | From the Associated Press
The son of one-time Mafia chief Joseph Bonanno Sr. was jailed Friday for his involvement in a housing repair scam while officials consider a probation proposal to let him work for an AIDS researcher and lecture against crime. Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, 57, was arrested immediately after the ruling by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Joseph Karesh. Bonanno's voice cracked with emotion as he hugged family members and shook hands with reporters. Karesh scheduled a Sept.
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March 28, 1986 | Associated Press
Salvatore (Bill) Bonanno, 53-year-old son of reputed ex-Mafia boss Joe Bonanno Sr., was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for cheating nine elderly people out of $110,000 in a home improvement scam. He was ordered freed on bail pending the outcome of his appeal so that he could prepare for a trial in federal court on unrelated fraud charges. Bonanno was found guilty in November of conspiracy and eight counts of grand theft.
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December 7, 1991 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adding confusion to an already convoluted case, a judge Friday sentenced a man who was convicted of the 1978 murders of two highway patrolmen to life in prison without parole, and rejected the prisoner's plea that he be given the death penalty. Judge Joseph Karesh, who long had balked at giving either sentence to convicted murderer Luis Rodriguez, reached his decision five years--and more than three dozen hearings--after the California Supreme Court directed that he impose a sentence promptly.
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August 20, 1988 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
As a handful of California Highway Patrol officers looked on, a Superior Court judge here ordered a new trial Friday for a man who was sentenced to death in the 1978 murders of two highway patrolmen.
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