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May 6, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Melvin Green had a successful tax consulting business in North Hollywood and a personal financial value approaching $2 million. But he also had a wife who was divorcing him and who knew that there were "skeletons in his closet," prosecutors say. They say it was fear that Anita Green might open that closet and expose him to financial ruin that motivated him, in part, to carefully plan her execution.
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May 8, 1996 | PATT MORRISON
It's spring, and I have mice. They don't eat much, and I never see them. Their skitterings fascinate my dog more than any game of my devising. Their droppings and chewings are annoying, but so is junk mail. A child of Disney, I remember "Cinderella," and wish for harmonious coexistence. A child of science, I remember hantavirus, and wish them gone.
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March 5, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury Wednesday found an Encino man guilty of arranging to have his estranged wife murdered. Judge George W. Trammell III set an April 27 sentencing date for Melvin M. Green, who prosecutors said had his wife killed because she was involved with other men, was seeking a large divorce settlement and because Green thought she was trying to ruin his business.
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May 28, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino man convicted of having his estranged wife murdered was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George W. Trammell sentenced Melvin W. Green during a brief hearing in which Green maintained his innocence. "I am innocent," he told Trammell in a steady tone. "I did not kill nobody, regardless of the presentation" during the trial, he said. Green later added: "I don't think the trial was equitable and fair.
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May 28, 1992 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino man convicted of having his estranged wife murdered was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George W. Trammell sentenced Melvin W. Green during a brief hearing in which Green maintained his innocence. "I am innocent," he told Trammell in a steady tone. "I did not kill nobody, regardless of the presentation" during the trial, he said. Green later added: "I don't think the trial was equitable and fair.
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May 11, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Municipal Court judge ordered an Encino tax consultant Friday to stand trial in the murder of his wife, after a hearing in which police described the man's repeated threats to kill her. After a one-day preliminary hearing, Judge Paul I. Metzler ruled that the evidence was sufficient to hold Melvin Green, 55, on the charge he arranged the ambush slaying of his wife, Anita Green. But the judge also indicated that the evidence did not convince him beyond a reasonable doubt.
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April 11, 1991 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Melvin Green, a North Hollywood tax consultant, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of arranging the killing of his estranged wife, Jewish community leader Anita Green, Los Angeles police reported. Police said Green was responsible for the slaying, although he was in his office Oct. 25 when his wife was gunned down by another man in the parking lot behind the building. Detectives refused to provide details.
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February 20, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino man charged with arranging his wife's murder said an angry motorcyclist whom his wife cut off on the freeway was responsible for her death, a friend of the accused testified Wednesday. Joseph Corrado, who rented a room from Melvin Green after Green's wife, Anita, moved out of their house, said in Los Angeles Superior Court that the two men discussed the killing four days after the October, 1990, incident.
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May 8, 1996 | PATT MORRISON
It's spring, and I have mice. They don't eat much, and I never see them. Their skitterings fascinate my dog more than any game of my devising. Their droppings and chewings are annoying, but so is junk mail. A child of Disney, I remember "Cinderella," and wish for harmonious coexistence. A child of science, I remember hantavirus, and wish them gone.
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October 31, 1990
Anita M. Green, president of Shir Chadash--The New Reform Congregation in Encino, who campaigned for a synagogue in Woodland Hills, has died in a North Hollywood hospital. She was 42. Ms. Green of Encino died Saturday from a gunshot wound suffered Thursday morning. Police said a motorcyclist shot her once as she drove her Corvette into a parking lot behind a North Hollywood tax consulting business owned by her husband, Melvin Green. Police have made no arrests in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1992
An Encino man convicted of having his estranged wife murdered was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George W. Trammell sentenced Melvin W. Green during a brief hearing in which Green maintained his innocence. Anita Green, 42, an activist in the Valley Jewish community, was shot to death Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury Wednesday found an Encino man guilty of arranging to have his estranged wife murdered. Judge George W. Trammell III set an April 27 sentencing date for Melvin M. Green, who prosecutors said had his wife killed because she was involved with other men, was seeking a large divorce settlement and because Green thought she was trying to ruin his business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino man charged with arranging his wife's murder said an angry motorcyclist whom his wife cut off on the freeway was responsible for her death, a friend of the accused testified Wednesday. Joseph Corrado, who rented a room from Melvin Green after Green's wife, Anita, moved out of their house, said in Los Angeles Superior Court that the two men discussed the killing four days after the October, 1990, incident.
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February 19, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino tax preparer accused of having his estranged wife murdered, offered to kill the wife of a friend if the man, in return, would kill his wife, the friend testified Tuesday. William Schiffbauer said Melvin Green, 56, made the offer in a telephone call in July, 1990, after Green first asked Schiffbauer how much he would charge to kill Green's wife.
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February 11, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino tax preparer accused of having his estranged wife killed tried to direct a police investigation toward men with whom he believed she was having affairs, a detective testified Monday. Los Angeles Police Detective John Coffey said the defendant, Melvin M. Green, 56, gave him the names of three men after the Oct. 25, 1990, shooting of Anita Green, 42. But Deputy Dist. Atty. Kent C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Municipal Court judge ordered an Encino tax consultant Friday to stand trial in the murder of his wife, after a hearing in which police described the man's repeated threats to kill her. After a one-day preliminary hearing, Judge Paul I. Metzler ruled that the evidence was sufficient to hold Melvin Green, 55, on the charge he arranged the ambush slaying of his wife, Anita Green. But the judge also indicated that the evidence did not convince him beyond a reasonable doubt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1992
An Encino man convicted of having his estranged wife murdered was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without possibility of parole. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge George W. Trammell sentenced Melvin W. Green during a brief hearing in which Green maintained his innocence. Anita Green, 42, an activist in the Valley Jewish community, was shot to death Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1992 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino tax preparer accused of having his estranged wife killed tried to direct a police investigation toward men with whom he believed she was having affairs, a detective testified Monday. Los Angeles Police Detective John Coffey said the defendant, Melvin M. Green, 56, gave him the names of three men after the Oct. 25, 1990, shooting of Anita Green, 42. But Deputy Dist. Atty. Kent C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Melvin Green had a successful tax consulting business in North Hollywood and a personal financial value approaching $2 million. But he also had a wife who was divorcing him and who knew that there were "skeletons in his closet," prosecutors say. They say it was fear that Anita Green might open that closet and expose him to financial ruin that motivated him, in part, to carefully plan her execution.
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April 12, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Encino tax consultant pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he arranged the ambush killing of his estranged wife, local Jewish community leader Anita Green. Melvin Green, 55, who a prosecutor said boasted to a witness in the case that he could have anyone "taken care of," could face the death penalty if convicted of the charge of murder for financial gain. He is accused of setting up the shooting death of his 42-year-old wife, gunned down Oct.
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