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October 20, 1995
San Fernando Valley drug lord Stanley Bryant, head of a once-thriving crack cocaine empire based in Pacoima, and two of his associates were sentenced Thursday to be executed for the 1988 slayings of two rivals and two witnesses, including a 2 1/2-year-old girl. The death sentences had been expected for Bryant, Donald Franklin Smith and LeRoy Wheeler, who were convicted last summer by a jury that recommended the death penalty. The three showed no reaction when Superior Court Judge Charles E.
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October 20, 1995
San Fernando Valley drug lord Stanley Bryant, head of a once-thriving crack cocaine empire based in Pacoima, and two of his associates were sentenced Thursday to be executed for the 1988 slayings of two rivals and two witnesses, including a 2 1/2-year-old girl. The death sentences had been expected for Bryant, Donald Franklin Smith and LeRoy Wheeler, who were convicted last summer by a jury that recommended the death penalty. The three showed no reaction when Superior Court Judge Charles E.
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May 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mammoth Bryant Family murder case, which took more than six years and cost several million dollars to prosecute, lumbered toward a conclusion Wednesday with a flurry of finger-pointing by the defendants and their lawyers. A Superior Court jury in Downtown Los Angeles will begin sorting out the tangle of allegations today, when it retires for deliberations following a three-month trial.
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July 15, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LeRoy Wheeler, a member of the Bryant Family cocaine ring, should die for his crimes--the point-blank executions of a woman and 2-year-old girl during a 1988 ambush at a Lake View Terrace crack house, a jury in Downtown Los Angeles said Friday. The jury also recommended executing Wheeler for the murders of two drug rivals who were the intended targets of the ambush. Four times--once for each victim--the jury's verdict was death.
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October 5, 1992 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the successful legitimate business that it mimicked, The Family was said to have a couple of hundred employees who earned paid vacations, drove company cars and even sported jackets with corporate logos.
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July 15, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LeRoy Wheeler, a member of the Bryant Family cocaine ring, should die for his crimes--the point-blank executions of a woman and 2-year-old girl during a 1988 ambush at a Lake View Terrace crack house, a jury in Downtown Los Angeles said Friday. The jury also recommended executing Wheeler for the murders of two drug rivals who were the intended targets of the ambush. Four times--once for each victim--the jury's verdict was death.
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May 9, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after four people were shot to death at a crack house in Lake View Terrace, the Bryant Family cocaine syndicate still is powerful enough to inspire memory loss in nearly a dozen witnesses at the murder trial for four Family leaders, a prosector told a jury on Monday. Even so, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Dale Davidson, authorities had amassed enough physical evidence, reinforced by testimony from an insider turned informant, for the jury to find the four men guilty of murder.
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November 22, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG and DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer and Times Staff Writer
One of six defendants charged in the murder of four people at a rock cocaine house in Lake View Terrace was granted immunity Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court in exchange for testifying against the other defendants. James Franklin Williams III, 19, of Pacoima is an employee of a San Fernando Valley drug ring that is tied to the Aug. 28 slayings, authorities said. Williams, scheduled to testify today at a preliminary hearing for the defendants, faced murder and attempted murder charges.
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October 4, 1988
Prosecutors declined to file charges Monday against one of four men arrested in connection with the murder of four people in Lake View Terrace in August. Deputy Dist. Atty. Myron L. Jenkins said prosecutors do not have sufficient evidence to charge Nash Newbil, 52, of Lake View Terrace with being an accessory to murder. County records show that Newbil owned a house in the 11400 block of Wheeler Avenue where the killings occurred.
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February 1, 1996
Jon Preston Settle, the last man convicted in the long, San Fernando Valley-based Bryant family drug and murder case, was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years and 4 months in state prison--the maximum he could have received under a plea bargain with prosecutors.
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May 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The mammoth Bryant Family murder case, which took more than six years and cost several million dollars to prosecute, lumbered toward a conclusion Wednesday with a flurry of finger-pointing by the defendants and their lawyers. A Superior Court jury in Downtown Los Angeles will begin sorting out the tangle of allegations today, when it retires for deliberations following a three-month trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after four people were shot to death at a crack house in Lake View Terrace, the Bryant Family cocaine syndicate still is powerful enough to inspire memory loss in nearly a dozen witnesses at the murder trial for four Family leaders, a prosector told a jury on Monday. Even so, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Dale Davidson, authorities had amassed enough physical evidence, reinforced by testimony from an insider turned informant, for the jury to find the four men guilty of murder.
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October 5, 1992 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like the successful legitimate business that it mimicked, The Family was said to have a couple of hundred employees who earned paid vacations, drove company cars and even sported jackets with corporate logos.
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October 19, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
A San Fernando Municipal Court judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against a man accused along with 10 others in the killings of four people at a Lake View Terrace "rock house." The judge also ordered that another defendant, charged as an accessory to the crime, be released on his own recognizance pending a preliminary hearing in the case scheduled Nov. 21. The charges were dropped against Levie Slack III, 24, accused in the Aug.
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October 10, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office filed an appeal Friday to overturn a Superior Court judge's ruling that prosecutors could not pursue drug conspiracy charges against seven people in connection with their trial for a quadruple murder.
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