March 14, 1985 |
Former Rep. John M. Murphy, convicted in the FBI's Abscam probe, was released on parole Wednesday after serving 20 months of a three-year sentence. Murphy, a New York Democrat who was a veteran of 18 years in the House, was found guilty in December, 1980, of conspiracy and of accepting an unlawful gratuity.
May 4, 1985 |
Dr. Franklin D. Murphy was named chairman of the board of the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., on Friday, becoming the first Californian to head a board of a major East Coast museum. Murphy, who is chairman of the executive committee of Times Mirror Co., succeeds Paul Mellon, the gallery's major patron and its board chairman since 1979. Murphy's appointment is effective immediately.
August 23, 2009 |
John the Revelator A Novel Peter Murphy Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 254 pp., $25 In "John the Revelator," music journalist Peter Murphy has made a novel out of the sorties and travails of a boy growing up in a small Irish town. In fact, with its loose collection of characters, incidents and spaced-out riffs, it more closely resembles the sometimes disparate cuts on a pop album. John Devine, the protagonist and narrator, provides the uncertain voice linking these stories; yet neither stories nor voice manages to configure him as the novel's central personage.
October 31, 1998 |
Murphy 54, St. Genevieve 0--Gerald Moore rushed for 265 yards in 15 carries and scored on runs of 68, 10, 35 and 90 yards for the Nobles (2-6, 2-3) at Birmingham High. Murphy ground out 357 rushing yards and 436 yards overall, while holding the Valiants (0-7, 0-5) to 146 overall. Mikey Pisano completed seven of 27 for 96 yards with two interceptions for St. Genevieve, which had six turnovers.
May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- A man shot dead by police in Trenton, N.J., after a 37-hour standoff may have held a young boy and two teenage girls hostage in a small room with their mother's decomposing body for about two weeks after killing her and one of her sons, law enforcement officials said. The abductor, 38-year-old Gerald Tyrone Murphy, died shortly after 3:45 a.m. Sunday, when police burst into the room where he had been holed up with his young captives and fired a single shot at him. The hostages, ages 4, 16 and 18, were rescued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1995
A 41-year-old Burbank man was being held Saturday on charges he kidnaped and raped a woman whom police would describe only as "a family member." Authorities allege that Jose Mario Decampo knocked on his victim's door at 8 p.m. Friday and struck her on the head with a club when she answered. "The suspect then beat, bound and raped the victim," said Burbank Police Sgt. Jon Murphy. Decampo then allegedly led the woman at knifepoint to his car and headed for Tijuana, Mexico, Murphy said.