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February 1, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne resident Joshua Daniel Lee, 22, was charged with murder and robbery Wednesday in the stabbing death of 66-year-old Diana Bragg at a Redondo Beach shopping mall. Lee, who could face the death penalty if he is convicted, did not enter a plea during the hearing in Torrance Superior Court. He is being held without bail at a Los Angeles County jail. According to police, Lee went to the busy South Bay Galleria on Monday morning looking for an easy robbery target.
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February 13, 2001 | AGUSTIN GURZA
It was the perfect media crime, made for the 6 o'clock news. Murder at the mall. A crazed man attempts a midday carjacking two weeks ago at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach. He pounces on his helpless victim as she tries to flee, stabbing her as stunned shoppers watch. When the killer attempts to walk away, two workers reportedly catch and hold him for police. What a relief. No killer on the loose. No composite drawings required. Was he white, black or Latino?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2001 | AGUSTIN GURZA
It was the perfect media crime, made for the 6 o'clock news. Murder at the mall. A crazed man attempts a midday carjacking two weeks ago at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach. He pounces on his helpless victim as she tries to flee, stabbing her as stunned shoppers watch. When the killer attempts to walk away, two workers reportedly catch and hold him for police. What a relief. No killer on the loose. No composite drawings required. Was he white, black or Latino?
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February 1, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hawthorne resident Joshua Daniel Lee, 22, was charged with murder and robbery Wednesday in the stabbing death of 66-year-old Diana Bragg at a Redondo Beach shopping mall. Lee, who could face the death penalty if he is convicted, did not enter a plea during the hearing in Torrance Superior Court. He is being held without bail at a Los Angeles County jail. According to police, Lee went to the busy South Bay Galleria on Monday morning looking for an easy robbery target.
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January 30, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 66-year-old woman was stabbed to death in front of shoppers at the South Bay Galleria at midday Monday by a carjacker who apparently became furious when she refused to give him her car. Diane S. Bragg of Brentwood was on her way to meet a friend for lunch when she was attacked in her car about 11:30 a.m. in front of the Red Robin restaurant, Redondo Beach Police Capt. Jeff Cameron said.
OPINION
June 19, 2002
Thank you for your June 16 article "Jail Suicides Reach Record Pace in State." As usual, The Times is at the forefront identifying and highlighting growing problems before others recognize their existence. The Times' editorials supporting AB 1421 offer a solution to at least one, and probably many other, suicide cases. Instead of releasing Joshua Daniel Lee to continue his slide into severe psychosis, if court-mandated, assisted-outpatient treatment (AB 1421) were available and utilized, his death, his alleged victim's death and many other preventable deaths might have been avoided.
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February 10, 2001 | KURT STREETER and LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The man arrested last week in the fatal stabbing of a 66-year-old Bel-Air woman in the parking lot of a Redondo Beach shopping mall was found dead in his jail cell Friday morning in what authorities believe was a suicide. Joshua Daniel Lee, who suffered from mental illness, according to his family, was found hanging from a bedsheet in his one-man cell at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles, said Sheriff's Deputy David Cervantes.
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February 15, 2001 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rekindling the fierce debate over care for the mentally ill, a state-sponsored study suggests that lawmakers consider intensive and compulsory outpatient treatment for severely troubled people who refuse help. The study by Rand Corp., a Santa Monica think tank, says a pilot project similar to an effort underway in New York could help answer a thorny question that has divided the Legislature for years: How far should government go in treating the seriously ill against their will?
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January 31, 2001 | LAURA WIDES and KURT STREETER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The suspect in the stabbing of a 66-year-old woman at a Redondo Beach shopping mall has confessed to killing the victim in a botched attempt to kidnap and rob her, police said. Joshua Daniel Lee admitted to police that he killed Diane Bragg, telling them he went to the bustling South Bay Galleria looking for an easy target, Redondo Beach Police Capt. Jeff Cameron said Tuesday.
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June 16, 2002 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More California jail inmates are killing themselves than ever before, and some experts believe it's because mentally ill people are inappropriately landing in jail. Last year, 38 inmates committed suicide, most by strangulation, usually with jail bedding but sometimes with socks or even shoelaces. One inmate managed to hold a plastic bag over his head until he suffocated. The death total was a sharp rise over the 23 suicides recorded in 2000.
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January 30, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 66-year-old woman was stabbed to death in front of shoppers at the South Bay Galleria at midday Monday by a carjacker who apparently became furious when she refused to give him her car. Diane S. Bragg of Brentwood was on her way to meet a friend for lunch when she was attacked in her car about 11:30 a.m. in front of the Red Robin restaurant, Redondo Beach Police Capt. Jeff Cameron said.
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