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July 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
After 17 months in a Mexico City prison and two harrowing nights in a nearby immigration detention center, American cosmetologist Joseph Pantuso was given his freedom and permission to continue living in Mexico. Although immigration officials ruled that Pantuso, 59, can stay in the country, it is unclear whether he will be able to resume his chemical face-peeling business.
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July 19, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
After 17 months in a Mexico City prison and two harrowing nights in a nearby immigration detention center, American cosmetologist Joseph Pantuso was given his freedom and permission to continue living in Mexico. Although immigration officials ruled that Pantuso, 59, can stay in the country, it is unclear whether he will be able to resume his chemical face-peeling business.
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July 18, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH and ALISON TRINIDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just after Joseph Pantuso finally walked out of prison early Tuesday following an appeals court decision overturning his murder conviction, the former Californian was detained by Mexican immigration officials and moved to an even less pleasant cell. Pantuso, 59, is expected to be released from the immigration detention center today.
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July 18, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH and ALISON TRINIDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Just after Joseph Pantuso finally walked out of prison early Tuesday following an appeals court decision overturning his murder conviction, the former Californian was detained by Mexican immigration officials and moved to an even less pleasant cell. Pantuso, 59, is expected to be released from the immigration detention center today.
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April 27, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The grandson of a prominent Hollywood facial-peel entrepreneur was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the Mexican capital and sentenced to nearly 24 years in prison, officials said. Joseph Pantuso, 59, was convicted in the December 1997 death of an elderly man whom he was treating with the same cosmetic process that his grandmother made famous in the 1950s, when she treated stars such as Gloria Swanson.
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July 17, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH and ALISON TRINIDAD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The grandson of a famed Hollywood cosmetologist was on the verge of freedom Monday after an appeals court overturned his first-degree murder conviction and substituted a far less serious charge. In April, Joseph Pantuso was found guilty of murdering a 76-year-old patient while administering a chemical facial-peel treatment at Pantuso's Mexico City home. The trial judge ruled that Pantuso poisoned and strangled George Arnold, a prominent Las Vegas show producer.
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April 26, 2001 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For nearly two decades, Joseph Pantuso ran the facial-peel business that his grandmother made famous in Hollywood in the 1950s, when she treated stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Gloria Swanson. Now Pantuso sits in Mexico City's maximum-security prison, held without bail for the last 14 months, waiting for a verdict in his first-degree murder trial.
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