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June 11, 1991
A judge ruled Monday that a Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring cannot be tried for murder in the death of one of the youths that allegedly occurred during a break-in. A prosecutor vowed to promptly refile the second-degree murder charge in Superior Court against Julio Grassano, 23, saying: "This was murder, not an accident."
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October 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring--including a 13-year-old who was killed by falling glass during a break-in--was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to child endangerment and burglary. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ashmann sentenced Julio Grassano, 23, to four years and eight months in prison for the two charges stemming from the April 10 death of Donald K. Saravia.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring--including a 13-year-old who was killed by falling glass during a break-in--was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to child endangerment and burglary. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ashmann sentenced Julio Grassano, 23, to four years and eight months in prison for the two charges stemming from the April 10 death of Donald K. Saravia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991
A judge ruled Monday that a Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring cannot be tried for murder in the death of one of the youths that allegedly occurred during a break-in. A prosecutor vowed to promptly refile the second-degree murder charge in Superior Court against Julio Grassano, 23, saying: "This was murder, not an accident."
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June 1, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the teen-age boys who did the bidding of Julio Grassano, charged with the death of one of his young followers, the 23-year-old ringleader was a coward who urged them to commit crimes while he always waited behind as a lookout. "Julio is too scared to break into cars so he drives us around and we do it," a 16-year-old Reseda boy named Tommy told police investigators. "Julio couldn't do anything without us," Jesse, also 16, told police. "He had no guts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1991
For the second time, a judge has ruled that a Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring cannot be tried for murder in the accidental death of one of the youths during an alleged break-in. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Judith M. Ashmann on Tuesday rejected prosecution efforts to press charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter against Julio Grassano, 23. But she ruled that Grassano can be tried for burglary and child endangerment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991
Murder charges were reinstated Monday against a Reseda man in the death of a 13-year-old follower who was killed by falling glass during a break-in at a television repair shop. Julio Grassano, 23, pleaded not guilty in Van Nuys Superior Court to charges of murder, child abuse and commercial burglary. He was arrested after the April 10 death of Donald Saravia, whose neck was slashed by jagged glass falling from the window of the Reseda shop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man authorities say recruited young boys into a theft ring was charged Friday in the death of a 13-year-old who was fatally injured when glass from a window at a shop he had broken into fell and sliced open his neck. Julio Grassano, 23, of Reseda pleaded not guilty in Van Nuys Municipal Court to charges of second-degree murder, child endangerment and burglary in the death Wednesday of Donald Kenneth Saravia. Grassano was being held without bail.
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June 11, 1991 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge ruled Monday that a Reseda man accused of recruiting young boys into a burglary ring cannot be tried for murder in the accidental death of one the youths that allegedly occurred during a break-in. But a prosecutor vowed to promptly refile the second-degree murder charge in Superior Court against Julio Grassano, 23, saying "this was murder, not an accident."
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April 11, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nannette DeLeon desperately showed her wayward son newspaper stories about disastrous fates overtaking teen-agers who danced on the dangerous fringes of the law. "God, Mom, you think I'm gonna get killed?" Donald Kenneth Savaria would mutter as he headed for the streets. Donald's question was answered Wednesday when he was killed nine days short of his 14th birthday while trying to steal a television set, Los Angeles police said.
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June 1, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To the teen-age boys who did the bidding of Julio Grassano, charged with the death of one of his young followers, the 23-year-old ringleader was a coward who urged them to commit crimes while he always waited behind as a lookout. "Julio is too scared to break into cars so he drives us around and we do it," a 16-year-old Reseda boy named Tommy told police investigators. "Julio couldn't do anything without us," Jesse, also 16, told police. "He had no guts."
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