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June 10, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a frankness that is beguiling and a precision of manner that is reassuring, Los Angeles County Coroner Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran is making an impression as he leads jurors and spectators through the maze of forensic medical evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial. The 46-year-old chief medical examiner, born and trained in India, has spent six emotionally charged days on the witness stand in a trial that has captured the nation's attention.
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January 14, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard, Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Through three decades of fevered tabloid speculation and whispers of a deeper story, the official account never changed: Natalie Wood drowned accidentally. The 43-year-old star of "West Side Story," who couldn't swim, had been drinking the night before she was found floating face-down in frigid waters off Santa Catalina Island. When the L.A. County Sheriff's Department reopened the case in November 2011, around the 30th anniversary of her death, skeptics questioned the timing and doubted whether there was anything new to be learned.
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February 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's long and troubled search for a new chief medical examiner came to an end Tuesday with the appointment of the No. 2 man in the coroner's office for the top job. Meeting behind closed doors, the Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 0 to appoint Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran to the $150,000-a-year post after a nationwide search that lasted more than a year. Sathyavagiswaran is the office's chief of forensic medicine.
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June 10, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a frankness that is beguiling and a precision of manner that is reassuring, Los Angeles County Coroner Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran is making an impression as he leads jurors and spectators through the maze of forensic medical evidence in the O.J. Simpson trial. The 46-year-old chief medical examiner, born and trained in India, has spent six emotionally charged days on the witness stand in a trial that has captured the nation's attention.
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February 19, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to the appointment of the No. 2 man in the Los Angeles County coroner's office as the new chief medical examiner. Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, a native of India, takes over the $150,000-a-year job that has been vacant for more than a year. "Should we just call him Doc?" Supervisor Kenneth Hahn said of Sathyavagiswaran, who is usually called by his first name, pronounced Lock-smon-an.
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January 14, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard, Kate Mather and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Through three decades of fevered tabloid speculation and whispers of a deeper story, the official account never changed: Natalie Wood drowned accidentally. The 43-year-old star of "West Side Story," who couldn't swim, had been drinking the night before she was found floating face-down in frigid waters off Santa Catalina Island. When the L.A. County Sheriff's Department reopened the case in November 2011, around the 30th anniversary of her death, skeptics questioned the timing and doubted whether there was anything new to be learned.
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September 10, 1997
A 31-year-old woman has been ordered to stand trial on a homicide charge for allegedly killing her 18-month-old son. Andre Gonzalez died June 27, 1996. His mother, Maurania Gonzalez, allegedly told investigators her son fell from a table. In a West Covina Municipal Court pretrial hearing Monday, Los Angeles Chief Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran testified that the toddler's injuries are consistent with blunt force trauma, officials said. Municipal Judge Rudolph M.
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November 7, 1992
The death of 29-year-old Mario Amado of North Hollywood last June while he was being held by police in the Mexican town of Rosarito Beach was not suicide but evidently occurred "at the hands of another," the Los Angeles County chief medical examiner-coroner ruled. "I would not certify this case as a suicidal hanging," Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran concluded in a report to Rep. Howard L.
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March 4, 1994
Troubled teen-ager Christopher Golly was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he shot his father to death and then ambushed Los Angeles police with a military-style rifle, killing rookie Officer Christy Lynne Hamilton, the county's top medical examiner said Thursday. Golly killed his father, called police to his Northridge home by calling 911 to report the slaying, and then opened fire on them before ultimately killing himself early Feb. 22.
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February 5, 1997
A look at how civil and criminal trial numbers differed: The Jury *--* Civil Criminal Days from jury selection to end of closing arguments 132 372 Days jurors were sequestered 0 266 Jurors or alternates dismissed 6 10 *--* Testimony *--* Witnesses: Civil Criminal Prosecution -- 72 Plaintiffs 73 -- Defense 39 54 Days of testimony: Prosecution -- 99 Plaintiffs 29 -- Defense 14 34 *--* **** Longest witness: Civil: O.J. Simpson, four days.
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February 19, 1992
Los Angeles County supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to the appointment of the No. 2 man in the Los Angeles County coroner's office as the new chief medical examiner. Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran, a native of India, takes over the $150,000-a-year job that has been vacant for more than a year. "Should we just call him Doc?" Supervisor Kenneth Hahn said of Sathyavagiswaran, who is usually called by his first name, pronounced Lock-smon-an.
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February 12, 1992 | RICHARD SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County's long and troubled search for a new chief medical examiner came to an end Tuesday with the appointment of the No. 2 man in the coroner's office for the top job. Meeting behind closed doors, the Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 0 to appoint Dr. Lakshmanan Sathyavagiswaran to the $150,000-a-year post after a nationwide search that lasted more than a year. Sathyavagiswaran is the office's chief of forensic medicine.
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April 14, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein, Times Staff Writer
The fugitive who was shot by LAPD officers at the end of a February chase was struck by eight bullets, two of them hitting him in the arm and six in the back, according to a report by the Los Angeles County coroner. Nicholas Hans Killinger had stopped his car in Santa Monica after a 90-minute televised pursuit, which began in L.A., and was shot repeatedly by three Los Angeles Police Department officers as his car rolled slowly backward toward a police vehicle.
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