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July 16, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 12-year-old boy accused of murdering a popular Monrovia bicycle store owner has become such a behavioral problem at Los Angeles Juvenile Hall that a judge Thursday ordered him placed in a more restrictive setting at the facility. Pasadena Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill D. Luke, citing a recent probation report, said the boy fought with another student, shouted expletives at a teacher, refused to attend classes and was disciplined for bad language, horseplay and agitation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 12-year-old boy accused of murdering a popular Monrovia bicycle store owner has become such a behavioral problem at Los Angeles Juvenile Hall that a judge Thursday ordered him placed in a more restrictive setting at the facility. Pasadena Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill D. Luke, citing a recent probation report, said the boy fought with another student, shouted expletives at a teacher, refused to attend classes and was disciplined for bad language, horseplay and agitation.
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March 14, 1993 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was such a grown-up crime, police say, with such a childlike motive. A 12-year-old boy with a .22-caliber revolver entered Jung (Sam) Woo's Monrovia bike shop on Thursday just after school let out, the time of day when youngsters usually flocked there to replace a spoke or patch a tire. According to authorities, the armed youngster was not interested in pillaging the cash drawer. When he fired a single shot into the head of the store's popular owner, police say, the boy wanted a new bicycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances and Cleveland Charles keep their 12-year-old son's report card on the mantel in their living room. It's not a sterling report card, mainly filled with Cs and Ds; the couple planted it in plain view to remind the boy to improve his grades. Both parents have spent hours with the sixth-grader, checking his homework, making sure he was in by dark and examining the contents of the fancy new backpack they bought for him to make sure there were textbooks inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frances and Cleveland Charles keep their 12-year-old son's report card on the mantel in their living room. It's not a sterling report card, mainly filled with Cs and Ds; the couple planted it in plain view to remind the boy to improve his grades. Both parents have spent hours with the sixth-grader, checking his homework, making sure he was in by dark and examining the contents of the fancy new backpack they bought for him to make sure there were textbooks inside.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1993
Rejecting more lenient alternatives, probation officials are recommending that a 12-year-old boy accused of murdering a bicycle store owner in Monrovia be sent to the California Youth Authority until age 25 if he is convicted. On Tuesday, Pasadena Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill D. Luke ordered the boy to undergo a comprehensive set of psychological tests and set a pretrial conference for May 20.
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March 28, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
More than 200 Korean-Americans attended a candlelight vigil at City Hall last Sunday, calling for an end to the violence that has left five Korean-Americans dead and six others seriously wounded in the Los Angeles region since Feb. 5. Most of the victims were shot during robberies, many of which took place in Koreatown. Two other Korean-Americans were victims of a carjacking. Angela Oh, president of the Korean-American Bar Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993
A bullet for a bike. A 12-year-old boy, police said, figured that a .22-caliber revolver would get him a bicycle from Jung (Sam) Woo, who operated a bike shop in the Los Angeles suburb of Monrovia, in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Woo, 48, who was popular with kids in the neighborhood where he had operated Bicycle Sam's for 20 years, died of a single gunshot to the head. The youngster accused of killing him is being held on murder and robbery charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1993 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 12-year-old boy convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a popular Monrovia bicycle shop owner was ordered Thursday confined to the California Youth Authority until age 25. The order, issued by Pasadena Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill Luke, is the maximum term allowed for a juvenile.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1993 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman dropped by the newly reopened Bicycle Sam shop in Monrovia on Thursday to pick up some parts, but she was $1 short. That's OK, the bike shop's new co-owner told her. Bring it next time. A couple of hours later, the woman came back with the $1. Dayton Kang tried to wave her away, but she insisted. It was business as usual at the bicycle shop, which reopened Wednesday, six weeks after its popular owner was shot and killed. A 12-year-old boy has been charged with using a .
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March 14, 1993 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was such a grown-up crime, police say, with such a childlike motive. A 12-year-old boy with a .22-caliber revolver entered Jung (Sam) Woo's Monrovia bike shop on Thursday just after school let out, the time of day when youngsters usually flocked there to replace a spoke or patch a tire. According to authorities, the armed youngster was not interested in pillaging the cash drawer. When he fired a single shot into the head of the store's popular owner, police say, the boy wanted a new bicycle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Calling the crime "the act of a depraved person with a twisted mind," a Pasadena judge Monday found a 12-year-old boy guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a popular Monrovia bicycle store owner. "It is mystifying that considering his age and lack of involvement with the law . . . that this minor would choose to make this quantum leap in his criminal involvement," said Juvenile Court Judge Sherrill D. Luke as he pronounced the verdict. "But he made his choices," Luke added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | DENISE HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 12-year-old boy allegedly used his parents' gun to shoot a Monrovia bicycle store owner in the back of the head last week, then laughed as he left the shop and told astonished youngsters in the parking lot to "go get the bikes," police and witnesses said Monday. Monrovia police confirmed Monday that the boy laughed and bragged to students after the shooting.
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