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August 12, 1998 | CHRISTINE CASTRO
The county municipal courts and superior courts united officially Monday, changing the face--and name--of the system. The new system is now known as the Superior Court of California, County of Orange. The county's six former municipal and branch courts are now called justice centers.
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February 27, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ
California Chief Justice Ronald M. George will tour four of the county's courthouses today to get a firsthand look at some of the court system's successes--and some of its problems. The tour comes at a time when court officials are battling the Board of Supervisors for more court funding, which they say is crucial if they are to keep their trial courts operating through the next several months.
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April 6, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four teen-agers accused in the New Year's Eve killing of honor student Stuart A. Tay pleaded not guilty in Orange County Superior Court Monday. Abraham Acosta, 16, Robert Chien-nan Chan, 18, Mun Bong Kang, 17, and Kirn Young Kim, 17--all students at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton--face charges of first-degree murder with the special circumstance of lying in wait. All are being tried as adults and could be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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December 2, 1993 | RENE LYNCH
A Superior Court judge Wednesday rejected a motion to prohibit all Orange County judges from ruling on a request to dismiss indictments in the Stuart A. Tay murder case. Defense attorneys in the Tay case and a handful of other criminal cases pending in the county want the indictments dismissed on the grounds that there were too few Asian Americans and other ethnic minorities on the Orange County Grand Jury during the past few years.
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September 18, 1998 | LINN GROVES and CHRISTINE CASTRO
Five women who blazed trails in county politics will be honored Saturday as the First Women in Orange County by the county's League of Women Voters. The honorees: * Marian Bergeson, the first woman from the county elected to the state Legislature (in 1978). * Jan Mittermeier, the first woman appointed county chief executive officer (in 1995). * Kathleen E. O'Leary, the first woman to serve as presiding judge of the Orange County Superior Court.
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January 29, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ
A new trial date was set Tuesday for John J. Famalaro, a former handyman accused of killing a Newport Beach woman and storing her body in a freezer for three years. Jury selection in the long-delayed murder trial is now scheduled to begin on Feb. 24, two weeks later than originally anticipated. Orange County Superior Court Judge John J. Ryan, who will preside over the high-profile case, said he is prepared to question at least 1,000 potential jurors to find an impartial panel.
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August 17, 1989
With the end of jury selection still several weeks away, illness has forced a change in judges in the Thomas Maniscalco murder trial in Santa Ana. But no delay is expected for the beginning of testimony next month. Superior Court Judge James R. Franks II will be replaced at the end of the month by Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary. While Franks will continue duties on the bench, a recent bout with emphysema has forced him to step down from presiding over a lengthy trial, court officials said.
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November 23, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Extensive news coverage and the recall drive against an Orange County judge may make a fair trial impossible for the last defendants in the slaying of a San Clemente teen-ager speared in the head with a paint roller, their defense lawyers said Wednesday.
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January 7, 1992 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former police officer was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for running two prostitution rings disguised as escort services that catered to hundreds of men in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Charles Gerald Jiles, 38, of Upland was convicted by a jury in November on 12 counts of pimping, pandering and conspiracy in connection with one prostitution ring.
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January 18, 1992 | ERIC YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court jury convicted an Ontario man Friday in connection with the botched robbery of a security guard who was gravely wounded after servicing an automated teller machine in Garden Grove. Thomas Anthony Chaney, 28, was found guilty of attempted murder, second-degree robbery, assault with a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery, according to a court clerk. Superior Court Judge Kathleen E. O'Leary scheduled Chaney's sentencing for Feb. 28.
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