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May 10, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court ruled Wednesday that a judge abused his discretion when he found a Sylmar woman "factually innocent" of her husband's killing after a jury acquitted her. Reversing a 1999 decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt, the appellate justices also noted that "there was clearly enough evidence" in the prosecution of Jeanie Adair "to have allowed the jury to convict." Under Wiatt's ruling, Adair's arrest and court records would have been destroyed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A state appellate court ruled Wednesday that a judge abused his discretion when he found a Sylmar woman "factually innocent" of her husband's killing after a jury acquitted her. Reversing a 1999 decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt, the appellate justices also noted that "there was clearly enough evidence" in the prosecution of Jeanie Adair "to have allowed the jury to convict." Under Wiatt's ruling, Adair's arrest and court records would have been destroyed.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2000
A judge stayed his ruling of factual innocence for a woman acquitted of the baseball bat murder of her husband, pending an appeal by prosecutors. Last month, Superior Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt said the evidence presented at trial went beyond acquittal and exonerated Jeanie Louise Adair in the 1996 killing of Robert Adair. He ordered some records sealed and others destroyed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 2000 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
A judge stayed his ruling of factual innocence for a woman acquitted of the baseball bat murder of her husband, pending an appeal by prosecutors. Last month, Superior Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt said the evidence presented at trial went beyond acquittal and exonerated Jeanie Louise Adair in the 1996 killing of Robert Adair. He ordered some records sealed and others destroyed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
A Pacoima man was sentenced to 585 days in jail for his third drunk-driving conviction, Los Angeles city attorney officials said. San Fernando Municipal Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt handed down the sentence to Vincente Jara, 39, on Monday. Jara was found guilty of drunk driving and driving with a suspended license after only 40 minutes of deliberation by jurors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1994
A Sylmar man who contended that he was a "sovereign citizen" with the right to drive without any governmental controls was sentenced Friday to six months in jail for driving without a license. San Fernando Municipal Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt imposed the maximum term for David Sanders, who was found guilty in a non-jury trial of driving without a license and driving an unregistered vehicle.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2001
A state appellate court ruled Wednesday that a judge abused his discretion when he found a Sylmar woman "factually innocent" of her husband's murder after a jury acquitted her. Reversing a 1999 decision by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt, the appellate justices also said that "there was clearly enough evidence" in the prosecution of Jeanie Adair "to have allowed the jury to convict." Under Wiatt's ruling, Adair's arrest and court records would have been destroyed.
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April 27, 1994
A member of the Beastie Boys rap group pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor battery charge in an attack on a television cameraman. Adam Horovitz, 27, was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service, pay a $200 fine and make restitution to victim Herbert Goebert. Horovitz was accused of attacking Goebert, a cameraman for the television news magazine "Hard Copy," during a Nov. 2 memorial service for actor River Phoenix.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2003 | Maura Dolan and Caitlin Liu, Times Staff Writers
A woman who was acquitted of beating her husband to death with a baseball bat cannot be declared innocent because enough evidence pointed to her guilt, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The state high court overturned a trial judge's finding that Jeanie Louise Adair was "factually innocent" of the 1996 killing of her husband, Robert Adair, 40, at their Sylmar home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2000
Responding to a defense effort to remove him from the case, the judge presiding over the murder trial of a woman accused of killing her four daughters through arson has filed court papers arguing that he should remain. "I am not prejudiced or biased against or in favor of any party to this proceeding or their counsel," wrote Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge L. Jeffrey Wiatt, in a signed statement dated Friday.
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November 19, 1997
Making a deal to avoid the death penalty, ex-Army paratrooper Guy Dean Bouck pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in Canyon Country. The plea came a decade after her death--and three years after a probate judge ruled that he committed the crime. The agreement means Bouck faces a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than execution, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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