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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former toxicologist at the county medical examiner's office was arrested Monday on suspicion of murdering her husband, after tests showed a potentially lethal drug in his system of the kind reported missing from the office, officials said. Gregory DeVillers, 27, an employee at a biotechnology firm in San Diego, was found dead last November in the apartment he shared with his wife, Kristin Rossum, 24, at UC San Diego.
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BUSINESS
September 20, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
MP3.com Inc.'s legal troubles continued to mount Tuesday, as San Diego class-action specialist Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach filed a class-action suit against the controversial online music firm, its chief executive and members of its board of directors. The lawsuit, in federal court in San Diego, alleges that the company made "false and misleading" statements between Jan. 13 and Sept. 7 regarding its sales and growth of its Internet services. On Sept. 7, U.S. District Judge Jed S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 2002 | Beth Silver, Special to The Times
A young toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband staged a crime scene to make his murder appear a suicide, complete with fake entries in her diary, rose petals strewn across his body and a shredded love note from her boss, prosecutors alleged Tuesday in the trial's opening arguments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2002 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
After eight hours of deliberation, a jury Tuesday convicted a former county toxicologist of murdering her husband with an overdose of a powerful painkiller allegedly stolen from her job at the county medical examiner's office. Kristin Rossum, 26, burst into tears, shook her head, and looked imploringly at her parents as Superior Court Judge John Thompson announced the verdict.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | TIPTON BLISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The father of a San Diego County toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband defended his daughter Thursday as an academic, a dog lover and an avid reader who had no reason to kill. Ralph Rossum offered a different image of his daughter, Kristin Rossum, from the one prosecutors painted of a drug addict who plotted to poison her husband to keep him from revealing her drug use and an affair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A former toxicologist accused of poisoning her husband testified Friday that she never planned to kill him, even though he threatened to expose her drug use and her affair with her boss. "Were these threats so serious that you planned to take your husband's life?" defense attorney Alex Loebig asked his client, Kristin Rossum. "Absolutely not," she said. Rossum, 26, is accused of murdering Greg de Villers on Nov. 6, 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former county toxicologist who is accused of poisoning her husband was granted a public defender Monday after her father, a professor at Claremont McKenna College, told the judge that the family cannot afford a private attorney. Superior Court Judge David Szumowski granted the request for a public defender but rejected a plea from her father that Kristin Rossum, 24, be allowed bail while awaiting trial on a charge of murdering her husband.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2000 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Recording Industry Assn. of America filed evidence late Monday supporting its motion against Napster Inc., and asked the U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco to shut down the popular online song-swapping service. The trade group, along with the National Music Publishers Assn., also submitted an industry-financed study that claims record sales have plummeted at music stores near college campuses with high-speed Internet connections.
SPORTS
July 29, 1988
Unseeded Marty Davis continued a string of upsets in the Volvo International tennis tournament Thursday by eliminating fifth-seeded Aaron Krickstein, 6-3, 6-4, at Stratton Mountain, Vt. Davis, 2-3 in his career against Krickstein, waited out a four-hour rain delay and came from behind twice. There were four consecutive service breaks in the second set until the ninth game, when Davis held serve and then broke Krickstein to close out the match.
SPORTS
March 20, 1986
Mater Dei High School rallied for six runs in the seventh inning Wednesday to gain a 12-9 Angelus League victory over Bishop Amat at Bishop Amat Wednesday. The Monarchs entered the top of the seventh trailing 9-6, but had runners on first and second with two outs. A two-run single by Tony Copeland made it 9-8. Two walks and a passed ball led to the Monarchs' tying and winning runs. John Dworzak then hit a two-run double to provide the Monarchs with a comfortable margin.
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