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July 29, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County jury deliberated just two hours Thursday before convicting former Newbury Park football standout Leodes Van Buren of firing a gun into the home of his girlfriend. Van Buren, 19, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a scholarship before the shooting, now could be sentenced to seven years in prison. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark set sentencing for Aug. 25.
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September 14, 2000 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after legal troubles torpedoed his athletic career, former all-star football player Leodes Van Buren was sentenced this week to 11 years in state prison for robbing a Newbury Park pizza parlor. Van Buren, 24, was convicted of robbery in July for the April 19 robbery during which he slammed two pizza workers into a wall, shattered a wooden money box and stole $45 in cash.
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July 27, 1994 | JEFF McDONALD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The key witness against a football star accused of shooting up a Newbury Park house in April stunned prosecutors Tuesday by testifying that she is now the defendant's wife. Marcie James, 20, told a Ventura County Superior Court jury that she wed Newbury Park High School football star Leodes Van Buren in Las Vegas on July 8--three months to the day after he allegedly fired a bullet through her back door. "It took me about 15 seconds to collect my wits," Deputy Dist. Atty.
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May 7, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After threatening to kill himself and his infant son during a two-hour standoff with sheriff's deputies, a former Newbury Park football star surrendered and was arrested Monday afternoon, authorities said. Deputies said Leodes Van Buren, 20, made the threats during a dispute with the baby's mother, a 17-year-old Corona girl. The couple were apparently arguing over who would get custody of their child once they broke up, a relative said.
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July 29, 1994
Highlights of the weapons trial of Leodes Van Buren, former Newbury Park High All-American football player, on Thursday: * A Ventura County jury took fewer than three hours to convict Van Buren of firing a gun into the Newbury Park home of his girlfriend. * Van Buren, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a football scholarship before the shooting, now could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. * Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY
The felony weapons trial of all-state football player Leodes Van Buren is scheduled to start today, since acting Ventura County Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark has seated a jury in the case. Van Buren, the state's leader in receptions and receiving yardage at Newbury Park High, is charged with firing a gunshot into his girlfriend's home in April.
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August 26, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS
The state's leading high school pass receiver will spend the next six months in jail after being sentenced Thursday for shooting through a door at his girlfriend's home last April. Former Newbury Park football star Leodes Van Buren was also given five years' probation for firing a handgun through the locked glass door while his girlfriend, Marcie James, stood only three feet away. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
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July 29, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a Ventura County jury less than three hours Thursday to convict former Newbury Park football standout Leodes Van Buren of firing a gun into the home of his girlfriend. Van Buren, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a football scholarship before the shooting, could be sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark set sentencing for Aug. 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2000 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after legal troubles torpedoed his athletic career, former all-star football player Leodes Van Buren was sentenced this week to 11 years in state prison for robbing a Newbury Park pizza parlor. Van Buren, 24, was convicted of robbery in July for the April 19 robbery during which he slammed two pizza workers into a wall, shattered a wooden money box and stole $45 in cash.
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June 9, 1994 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Leodes Van Buren said Wednesday he wants to be released from his football scholarship to Colorado because he fears the school might withdraw its offer even if he is acquitted of a weapons charge. The Newbury Park High wide receiver said he was angered after his attorney told him that Colorado might revoke his scholarship because of his legal problems. "They're prejudging me," Van Buren said. "Just because I was accused of doing something doesn't mean I did it."
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April 1, 1995 | JOHN LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leodes Van Buren, the state's all-time leading receiver while playing at Newbury Park High, impressed teammates and coaches in his four-year high school career with his elusiveness. But that same quality off the field has raised concern among those closest to the star receiver. It has been more than three months since Van Buren was released from Ventura County Jail after he served two-thirds of a six-month sentence on a weapons charge. On his release date, Dec.
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December 16, 1994 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In today's early hours, just barely after midnight, the waiting game played by Marcie Van Buren ended and she started the Rest of Her Life. If things had been normal, the gifted softball pitcher from Moorpark College would be enrolled at an NCAA Division I university readying for the start of the 1995 season. Instead, Van Buren put her college plans on hold and existed in a self-imposed suburban limbo.
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August 26, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS
The state's leading high school pass receiver will spend the next six months in jail after being sentenced Thursday for shooting through a door at his girlfriend's home last April. Former Newbury Park football star Leodes Van Buren was also given five years' probation for firing a handgun through the locked glass door while his girlfriend, Marcie James, stood only three feet away. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
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August 26, 1994 | JULIE FIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The state's leading high school pass receiver will spend the next six months in jail instead of on a college football field after being sentenced Thursday for shooting through a door at his girlfriend's home. Former Newbury Park football star Leodes Van Buren was also given five years probation for firing a handgun through a locked glass door in April as his girlfriend stood only three feet away. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
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July 29, 1994
Highlights of the weapons trial of Leodes Van Buren, former Newbury Park High All-American football player, on Thursday: * A Ventura County jury took fewer than three hours to convict Van Buren of firing a gun into the Newbury Park home of his girlfriend. * Van Buren, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a football scholarship before the shooting, now could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison. * Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A.
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July 29, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It took a Ventura County jury less than three hours Thursday to convict former Newbury Park football standout Leodes Van Buren of firing a gun into the home of his girlfriend. Van Buren, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a football scholarship before the shooting, could be sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark set sentencing for Aug. 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In tapes played to a Ventura County jury Wednesday, former Newbury Park football star Leodes Van Buren admitted to investigators that he fired a gunshot into his girlfriend's house April 8. "I'm not denying it. I'm trying to prove a point. I want to be with this girl," Van Buren, 19, told a detective a few hours after the shooting. But now Van Buren has changed his story.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Ventura County jury deliberated just two hours Thursday before convicting former Newbury Park football standout Leodes Van Buren of firing a gun into the home of his girlfriend. Van Buren, 19, the state's all-time leading pass receiver who was headed to the University of Colorado on a scholarship before the shooting, now could be sentenced to seven years in prison. Acting Superior Court Judge Bruce A. Clark set sentencing for Aug. 25.
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