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May 18, 1989
A South Bay Municipal Court judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal child endangerment charges against a husband, wife and teen-age daughter who allegedly operated a Lomita day-care home where a 16-month-old girl strangled to death last year. Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr. ruled there was insufficient evidence to try Robert and Linda Zieger and their daughter, Laura, in connection with the death of Michele Heasley. Allen did order, however, that Linda Zieger, 47, and Laura Zieger, 19, stand trial June 19 on a lesser charge that they did not have a state license to operate a day-care business at their home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
A South Bay Municipal Court judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal child endangerment charges against a husband, wife and teen-age daughter who allegedly operated a Lomita day-care home where a 16-month-old girl strangled to death last year. Judge Thomas P. Allen Jr. ruled there was insufficient evidence to try Robert and Linda Zieger and their daughter, Laura, in connection with the death of Michele Heasley. Allen did order, however, that Linda Zieger, 47, and Laura Zieger, 19, stand trial June 19 on a lesser charge that they did not have a state license to operate a day-care business at their home.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1989
A couple who ran an unlicensed Lomita day-care home and their 19-year-old daughter were charged Friday with felony child endangerment and with violating the state's Health and Safety Code in connection with the strangulation death last November of a 16-month-old girl. Robert and Linda Zieger and their daughter Laura were arrested shortly after the Nov. 14 death of Michele Heasley, who was one of seven small children being cared for at the Zieger home.
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March 18, 1989
A couple who ran an unlicensed Lomita day-care home and their 19-year-old daughter were charged Friday with felony child endangerment and with violating the state's Health and Safety Code in connection with the strangulation death last November of a 16-month-old girl. Robert and Linda Zieger and their daughter Laura were arrested shortly after the Nov. 14 death of Michele Heasley, who was one of seven small children being cared for at the Zieger home.
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November 23, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
An autopsy showed that the 16-month-old girl strangled last week at an unlicensed Lomita day-care home was sexually molested shortly before her death, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Michele Heasley of Redondo Beach had been molested "over an extended period of time" and just before she died Nov. 14, the official said.
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November 19, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
A couple who own an unlicensed Lomita day-care home were arrested along with their teen-age daughter Friday on suspicion of child endangerment in the strangulation death of a 16-month-old girl at the home earlier this week. Robert and Linda Zieger, both 47, and their daughter Laura, 19, who was acting as the baby-sitter at the time of the infant's death Monday, were arrested at the home where they cared for neighborhood children.
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December 2, 1988
Medical examinations have uncovered evidence of sexual molestation of two more infants who were cared for at the unlicensed Lomita day-care home where a 16-month-old girl was allegedly molested and strangled to death last month, a sheriff's spokesman said Thursday. Lt.
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October 6, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
A mother and daughter pleaded no contest Thursday in South Bay Municipal Court to a charge that they did not have a license to operate a day-care center at their Lomita home, where a 16-month-old girl died last year. Immediately after the plea, Judge Gary Daigh sentenced Linda Zieger, 48, to 20 days in County Jail, three years' probation and a $1,000 fine. Zieger's daughter, Laura, 20, was placed on three years' probation and fined $500.
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November 17, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Sheriff's homicide detectives Wednesday continued their investigation into the death of a 16-month-old girl at a Lomita day-care home after an autopsy confirmed that the girl was strangled. Michele Heasley's death Monday was ruled a homicide by strangulation with a "ligature," or flexible object, said Pat Smith, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
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December 2, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Medical examinations have uncovered evidence of sexual molestation of two more infants who were cared for at the Lomita day-care home where a 16-month-old girl was allegedly molested and strangled last month, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said Thursday. Lt. Gil Leslie said private physicians have examined five of about 12 children recently in the care of Robert and Linda Zieger, owners of the home, and found signs that two children under the age of 2 had been sexually molested.
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November 23, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
An autopsy showed that the 16-month-old girl strangled last week at an unlicensed Lomita day-care home was sexually molested shortly before her death, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. Michele Heasley of Redondo Beach had been molested "over an extended period of time" and just before she died Nov. 14, the official said.
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November 19, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
A couple who own an unlicensed Lomita day-care home were arrested along with their teen-age daughter Friday on suspicion of child endangerment in the strangulation death of a 16-month-old girl at the home earlier this week. Robert and Linda Zieger, both 47, and their daughter Laura, 19, who was acting as the baby-sitter at the time of the infant's death Monday, were arrested at the home where they cared for neighborhood children.
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March 24, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Last November, authorities reported that 16-month-old Michele Heasley had died after being found comatose at a Lomita day-care home. In the two weeks that followed the girl's death, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department made some troubling announcements: The toddler had been strangled. She also had been sexually assaulted. Two other children who had been cared for at the home showed physical symptoms of sexual molestation.
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November 16, 1988 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 16-month-old girl who was strangled at an unlicensed day care home in Lomita, a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday. A preliminary investigation showed that Michele Heasley of Lomita was killed Monday afternoon, Deputy Eric Smith said. A spokeswoman in the county coroner's office said an autopsy will be conducted this week.
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