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May 16, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports and
A registered nurse who was charged with hastening the deaths of two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills was ordered today to undergo psychiatric evaluation before standing trial. Linda Rangel, 35, of Canyon Country will be examined by two psychiatrists appointed by San Fernando Superior Court Judge John H. Major before she is tried for her role in the deaths of Lorraine Sammons, 50, of Lake View Terrace and Pedro Contreras, 40, of Sun Valley.
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August 28, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
Pedro Contreras was dying. The 40-year-old Sylmar man had shot himself in the abdomen at a party and raging infection had spread to his vital organs, including his kidneys. Deep in a coma, his life was maintained at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills by doctors who hooked him up to a dialysis machine, intravenous feedings and a ventilator. On June 14, 1987, doctors decided that Contreras would never recover.
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November 23, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
A registered nurse has been arrested on charges that she tried to hasten the deaths of two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said Linda Rangel, 35 of Canyon Country lowered the oxygen level on a mechanical ventilator on two different occasions in 1987. In both cases, officials said, the patients had shot themselves.
NEWS
May 16, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports and
A registered nurse who was charged with hastening the deaths of two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills was ordered today to undergo psychiatric evaluation before standing trial. Linda Rangel, 35, of Canyon Country will be examined by two psychiatrists appointed by San Fernando Superior Court Judge John H. Major before she is tried for her role in the deaths of Lorraine Sammons, 50, of Lake View Terrace and Pedro Contreras, 40, of Sun Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
Pedro Contreras was dying. The 40-year-old Sylmar man had shot himself in the abdomen at a party and raging infection had spread to his vital organs, including his kidneys. Deep in a coma, his life was maintained at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills by doctors who hooked him up to a dialysis machine, intravenous feedings and a ventilator. On June 14, 1987, doctors decided that Contreras would never recover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1989
In regard to "Speaking Out for Dying in Dignity" (Part II, Aug 28), I must say that Deputy Dist. Atty. Harris' commitment to prosecute nurse Linda Rangel because "a message had to be sent to the medical community that responsibilities must be clearly defined . . . " reeks of the attitudes that prevail in American medicine and that have driven good nurses out of the modern torture chambers that pass as hospitals. The attending doctor did impose his conviction ". . . that no patient must ever be allowed to die regardless of his condition or the extent of his illness . . . " on a patient who had clearly and through legal channels taken pains to have placed on his chart a document explicitly stating that he did not wish to be sustained by mechanical means.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1988
A registered nurse charged with attempting to kill two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills has pleaded not guilty in San Fernando Municipal Court. Linda Sue Rangel, 35, of Canyon Country entered pleas Friday to two counts of attempted murder in the deaths of Lorraine Sammons, 50, of Lake View Terrace and Pedro Contreras, 40, of Sun Valley. Sammons and Contreras had shot themselves and were on life-support systems, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Phil Vannatter.
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August 15, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
A registered nurse who prosecutors said hastened the deaths of two critically wounded patients was granted a suspended prison sentence Monday after pleading no contest to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in San Fernando Superior Court. Judge John H. Major stayed a 6 1/2-year prison sentence for Linda Rangel, 35, of Canyon Country, who tampered with the life-support systems of two patients at Holy Cross Medical Center.
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May 17, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
A registered nurse charged with hastening the deaths of two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills was ordered Tuesday by a San Fernando Superior Court judge to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. The evaluation will be used to help guide the court's sentencing if Linda Sue Rangel, 35, of Canyon Country pleads guilty to the two counts of attempted murder she now faces, Judge John H. Major said. Rangel was arrested Nov. 21 in connection with the deaths of Lorraine Sammons, 50, of Lake View Terrace, and Pedro Contreras, 40, of Sun Valley.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2006 | Annette Haddad, Times Staff Writer
Million-dollar homes were once a sign of real affluence. Now, at least in California, they are getting to be a dime a dozen. Nearly 49,000 homes in the state sold for at least $1 million last year -- a 47% increase from 2004, according to data released Tuesday by DataQuick Information Systems, a La Jolla-based real estate research firm. Adolph Rangel joined the $1-million-home club thanks to the state's 6-year-old real estate boom.
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November 23, 1988 | CLAUDIA PUIG and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
A registered nurse has been arrested on charges that she tried to hasten the deaths of two dying patients in her care at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, officials said Tuesday. Authorities said Linda Rangel, 35 of Canyon Country lowered the oxygen level on a mechanical ventilator on two different occasions in 1987. In both cases, officials said, the patients had shot themselves.
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