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March 14, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top law enforcement officials stepped up in defense of FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, arguing Friday that criminal manslaughter charges he faces in connection with the siege at Ruby Ridge threaten to undermine federal law enforcement efforts across the country. "It is impossible to imagine a more chilling circumstance than the one presented by the instant effort to prosecute," a coalition of former U.S. attorneys general, joining the Department of Justice and the International Assn.
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June 6, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
An FBI sharpshooter can be prosecuted by the state of Idaho for the killing of white separatist Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, a sharply divided federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday. The 6-5 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed two earlier rulings and held that sharpshooter Lon T. Horiuchi's status as a federal agent did not protect him from prosecution because he has not demonstrated that his actions were objectively reasonable.
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January 8, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Idaho judge Wednesday ordered FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi to stand trial in the killing of Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver, in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge. Magistrate Judge Quentin Hardin found that there was sufficient evidence to hold the FBI agent for trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the shooting of Vicki Weaver as she stood near the door of her rural Idaho cabin, holding her infant daughter.
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March 14, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top law enforcement officials stepped up in defense of FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi, arguing Friday that criminal manslaughter charges he faces in connection with the siege at Ruby Ridge threaten to undermine federal law enforcement efforts across the country. "It is impossible to imagine a more chilling circumstance than the one presented by the instant effort to prosecute," a coalition of former U.S. attorneys general, joining the Department of Justice and the International Assn.
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June 6, 2001 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
An FBI sharpshooter can be prosecuted by the state of Idaho for the killing of white separatist Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge, a sharply divided federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday. The 6-5 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed two earlier rulings and held that sharpshooter Lon T. Horiuchi's status as a federal agent did not protect him from prosecution because he has not demonstrated that his actions were objectively reasonable.
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September 13, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The FBI sniper who killed the wife of a white separatist in the siege at Ruby Ridge, Ida., in 1992 invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege Tuesday and refused to describe to a Senate subcommittee the circumstances of the crucial event. Sniper Lon Horiuchi took the Fifth Amendment after the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on terrorism refused to give him limited immunity from prosecution. Immunity for Horiuchi could have complicated criminal inquiries being conducted by the Boundary County, Ida.
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March 14, 2000 |
Branch Davidian sect members claiming wrongful death in the 1993 siege near Waco, Texas, asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss their case against an FBI sharpshooter. There is "no credible evidence" that sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi fired shots on the 51-day standoff's final day, lawyers for the Davidians said. Horiuchi is the only named defendant in the civil lawsuit against the government, which goes to trial in mid-May.
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April 27, 2001 | Associated Press
Timothy J. McVeigh said he considered assassinating former Atty. Gen. Janet Reno and others instead of bombing the Oklahoma City federal building to retaliate against the government. "I considered, among other things, a campaign of individual assassination," McVeigh said in a letter to Fox News released Thursday.
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December 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Justice Department has decided not to bring criminal charges against the FBI sharpshooter who shot and killed the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver during a 1992 standoff in Idaho. Deval Patrick, head of the department's civil rights division, decided that there was no evidence that FBI agents willfully used excessive force, a law enforcement source said Thursday. The siege began Aug. 21, 1992, when U.S. marshals went to Weaver's mountain cabin to arrest him on a weapons charge.
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November 1, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The FBI sharpshooter who killed Vicki Weaver during a standoff at a mountain cabin in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, five years ago sought to have the state's involuntary manslaughter case against him moved to federal court. The Justice Department supported Lon Horiuchi's bid in a separate filing to the U.S. District Court in Idaho. The 13-year FBI veteran is accused of criminal negligence for firing into the cabin, killing Weaver as she stood behind the door in August 1992.
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January 8, 1998 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Idaho judge Wednesday ordered FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi to stand trial in the killing of Vicki Weaver, the wife of white separatist Randy Weaver, in the 1992 siege at Ruby Ridge. Magistrate Judge Quentin Hardin found that there was sufficient evidence to hold the FBI agent for trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter stemming from the shooting of Vicki Weaver as she stood near the door of her rural Idaho cabin, holding her infant daughter.
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September 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court agreed to rehear arguments on whether the FBI sharpshooter who killed Randy Weaver's wife during the 1992 standoff at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, can be prosecuted on manslaughter charges. In June, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Idaho prosecutors could not hold Lon T. Horiuchi responsible for actions taken as a federal lawman. On a request from prosecutors, however, the 11-member court will rehear the case at an undetermined time.
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February 10, 1998 | Associated Press
The federal government on Monday sought the dismissal of a state involuntary manslaughter charge against the FBI sharpshooter who killed Randy Weaver's wife in a shootout at Ruby Ridge six years ago. The Justice Department petition filed in federal court argued that Lon Horiuchi was protected by the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution and should not be subject to state prosecution for actions in the line of duty.
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