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November 25, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office was given three more weeks Monday to turn over all its records about the testimony and forensic work of a veteran deputy coroner whose credibility figures in a pending murder trial and could be a factor in other cases. Superior Court Judge Dewey L.
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April 23, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The death earlier this year of Scott Sterling, 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was caused by a pulmonary embolism and "intravenous narcotic medication intake," the Los Angeles County coroner said Monday. The death was ruled accidental. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu late on New Year's Day. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined that his death did not involve foul play but apparently stemmed from a drug overdose.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1995
A Los Angeles County coroner employee pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud and commercial burglary charges stemming from his use of credit card numbers belonging to dead people. Theresa Enoex Wilson, 35, entered the guilty plea to two felony counts before a preliminary hearing scheduled in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Under terms of the agreement, Wilson will be sentenced to 16 months in state prison and ordered to make $8,500 in restitution to four department stores, said Deputy Dist. Atty.
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November 12, 2012 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times
The chairman of a state Senate committee that oversees the Medical Board of California said Monday that he would introduce a bill requiring coroners to report all prescription drug deaths to the agency - a move aimed at helping authorities identify doctors whose prescribing practices may be harming patients. Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles), responding to a Times' report that authorities have failed to recognize how often people overdose on medications prescribed by their doctors, said the medical board needed coroners' reports to improve its oversight.
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November 16, 1994
An autopsy on the body of Michael Jackson's former sister-in-law found patterns of injuries to "support a hypothesis of assisted drowning," the coroner's office reported Tuesday. Delores Jackson, 39, died Aug. 27 after she was pulled from a swimming pool about 4 a.m. by her boyfriend, Donald Bohana, at his home in Ladera Heights. She was married to Tito Jackson for 16 years until their divorce in 1988.
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January 18, 1996 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
The son of actor Andy Griffith was found dead early Wednesday by a roommate, but investigators say there are no signs of foul play. Andy Samuel Griffith Jr., 38, was found about 4:20 a.m. in his home in the 3100 block of Ellington Drive near Universal City, Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said. Los Angeles police officers responded to the scene, but Carrier said there were no signs of foul play.
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September 12, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have concluded a nearly two-month inquiry into whether county coroner's employees illegally leaked or sold private information from Michael Jackson's death investigation, a sheriff's spokesman announced Friday. Investigators from the sheriff's Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau determined that no criminal violations occurred, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. County supervisors called for the inquiry July 25 after The Times reported that the pop star's death certificate had been viewed more than 300 times, including by half a dozen coroner's employees not involved in the investigation.
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May 5, 2010 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
Contrary to speculation that actor Corey Haim died of a drug overdose, the Los Angeles County coroner's office announced Tuesday that the former child actor died of pneumonia . Neither illegal nor prescription drugs were a factor in the actor's death, the coroner's office found — a marked contrast to early reports from authorities. The autopsy found that Haim, 38, died of respiratory distress related to pneumonia with the presence of an enlarged heart and narrowing blood vessels.
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February 8, 2001 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's around midnight in the basement of the Los Angeles County coroner's office, the grim, blue-gray loading and receiving zone for the region's dead. Sitting at a long white table, the county coroner's assistants are passing around a carton of malted milk balls and joshing while Chuck Berry's "No Particular Place to Go" issues from a small radio near a steel crypt crowded with bodies.
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April 23, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The death earlier this year of Scott Sterling, 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was caused by a pulmonary embolism and "intravenous narcotic medication intake," the Los Angeles County coroner said Monday. The death was ruled accidental. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu late on New Year's Day. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined that his death did not involve foul play but apparently stemmed from a drug overdose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have concluded a nearly two-month inquiry into whether county coroner's employees illegally leaked or sold private information from Michael Jackson's death investigation, a sheriff's spokesman announced Friday. Investigators from the sheriff's Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau determined that no criminal violations occurred, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. County supervisors called for the inquiry July 25 after The Times reported that the pop star's death certificate had been viewed more than 300 times, including by half a dozen coroner's employees not involved in the investigation.
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May 19, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Marilyn Chambers, the legendary adult movie queen who died last month, died from natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman said Monday. Chambers, whose real name was Marilyn Ann Taylor, was found unconscious April 12 at her home in Canyon Country. An autopsy was conducted two days later. "The findings of the autopsy," according to the coroner's report, "have established the cause of death to be: effects of cerebral hemorrhage, ruptured cerebral artery berry aneurysm.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office was given three more weeks Monday to turn over all its records about the testimony and forensic work of a veteran deputy coroner whose credibility figures in a pending murder trial and could be a factor in other cases. Superior Court Judge Dewey L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1995
A Los Angeles County coroner employee pleaded guilty Thursday to fraud and commercial burglary charges stemming from his use of credit card numbers belonging to dead people. Theresa Enoex Wilson, 35, entered the guilty plea to two felony counts before a preliminary hearing scheduled in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Under terms of the agreement, Wilson will be sentenced to 16 months in state prison and ordered to make $8,500 in restitution to four department stores, said Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1994
An autopsy on the body of Michael Jackson's former sister-in-law found patterns of injuries to "support a hypothesis of assisted drowning," the coroner's office reported Tuesday. Delores Jackson, 39, died Aug. 27 after she was pulled from a swimming pool about 4 a.m. by her boyfriend, Donald Bohana, at his home in Ladera Heights. She was married to Tito Jackson for 16 years until their divorce in 1988.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2012 | By Lisa Girion and Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times
The chairman of a state Senate committee that oversees the Medical Board of California said Monday that he would introduce a bill requiring coroners to report all prescription drug deaths to the agency - a move aimed at helping authorities identify doctors whose prescribing practices may be harming patients. Sen. Curren D. Price Jr. (D-Los Angeles), responding to a Times' report that authorities have failed to recognize how often people overdose on medications prescribed by their doctors, said the medical board needed coroners' reports to improve its oversight.
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February 24, 1992 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Crystal Spencer has evolved into a bizarre mystery--a tangled web of rumors and botched evidence, lawsuits and personal obsession. Nearly four years ago, the 29-year-old topless dancer was found dead in her disheveled Burbank apartment. She was half-nude, her body decomposed beyond recognition. Her telephone was off the hook. Whether she was murdered, or merely died of a sudden illness, is a lingering question.
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