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June 16, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
It took nearly 5 1/2 years to convict David A. Brown in the death of his wife, Linda Marie Brown. February, 1985: Patti Bailey, at the request of her lover and brother-in-law, David A. Brown, takes a gun into the room of her sister, Linda Marie Brown (David's wife) at the Garden Grove home where they all live, intent on killing her. She gets scared and backs out.
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February 24, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
"Bang, bang--right in the back of the head." I murmured the line a second ahead of the actor on the TV screen, amazed even as I mouthed the words at what a weird experience this was. It was almost as if I was watching a rerun of a show I had seen countless times, but something was different: This time the characters had changed. Alice in Wonderland meets murderous Orange County psychopath David Brown.
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August 19, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Girls, it has to be done tonight," the balding computer whiz whispered as he roused the two teen-agers--one his daughter, the other his sister-in-law and secret lover--from a restless sleep. Startled, the girls awoke to the cool, past-midnight quiet of their bedroom and set to work, putting months of helter-skelter, clandestine planning into murderous motion.
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February 19, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Eric Lichtblau covered the Brown murder case for The Times Orange County Edition.
NBC may have wooed millions of viewers around the country Sunday and Monday nights with its lavish production about Orange County murderer David Arnold Brown and the ultimate dysfunctional family, but some of those most familiar with the tale wanted nothing to do with it. "I couldn't watch it," said Ethel Bailey, the 60-year-old mother of two of the main characters in "Love, Lies and Murder"--the murder victim and the sister who helped kill her.
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September 18, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Branding him a "master manipulator" more chilling than Charles Manson, a judge Monday ordered David Brown to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole for orchestrating his wife's 1985 murder. "Mr. Brown, you're a scary person," Superior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin told the 37-year-old computer whiz, who was quickly convicted of murder in June by an Orange County jury for setting up his devoted 14-year-old daughter to murder his fifth wife while she slept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Patti Bailey, accused of aiding Anaheim computer entrepreneur David A. Brown in an elaborate scheme to kill her sister, was allowed to plead guilty to murder in juvenile court this week, a plea that drastically cuts her prospective jail time, officials disclosed Thursday. Having agreed to cooperate with authorities, the 21-year-old Bailey is now a key witness in the murder case against her husband, Brown, 36, the alleged mastermind of the murder plot. The Riverside woman and Brown were married about 17 months after they allegedly conspired in 1985 to murder Linda Brown, who was Brown's wife and Bailey's sister.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months after their 1988 arrests, David Arnold Brown wrote to his new wife dozens of times in jail to profess his loyalty and to try to dissuade her from testifying against him about the murder of his former wife in their Garden Grove home, according to letters disclosed in court Tuesday. "You should know that neither one of us has bad things to say about the other--only good," Brown wrote in one of several dozen cards and letters he sent to Patti Bailey while both were in jail.
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February 24, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU
"Bang, bang--right in the back of the head." I murmured the line a second ahead of the actor on the TV screen, amazed even as I mouthed the words at what a weird experience this was. It was almost as if I was watching a rerun of a show I had seen countless times, but something was different: This time the characters had changed. Alice in Wonderland meets murderous Orange County psychopath David Brown.
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February 19, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Eric Lichtblau covered the Brown murder case for The Times Orange County Edition.
NBC may have wooed millions of viewers around the country Sunday and Monday nights with its lavish production about Orange County murderer David Arnold Brown and the ultimate dysfunctional family, but some of those most familiar with the tale wanted nothing to do with it. "I couldn't watch it," said Ethel Bailey, the 60-year-old mother of two of the main characters in "Love, Lies and Murder"--the murder victim and the sister who helped kill her.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Girls, it has to be done tonight," the balding computer whiz whispered as he roused the two teen-agers--one his daughter, the other his sister-in-law and secret lover--from a restless sleep. Startled, the girls awoke to the cool, past-midnight quiet of their bedroom and set to work, putting months of helter-skelter, clandestine planning into murderous motion.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Branding him a "master manipulator" more chilling than Charles Manson, a judge Monday ordered David Brown to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole for orchestrating his wife's 1985 murder. "Mr. Brown, you're a scary person," Superior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin told the 37-year-old computer whiz, who was quickly convicted of murder in June by an Orange County jury for setting up his devoted 14-year-old daughter to murder his fifth wife while she slept.
NEWS
August 19, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Girls, it has to be done tonight," the balding computer whiz whispered as he roused the two teen-agers--one his daughter, the other his sister-in-law and secret lover--from a restless sleep. Startled, the girls awoke to the cool, past-midnight quiet of their bedroom and set to work, putting months of helter-skelter, clandestine planning into murderous motion.
NEWS
August 19, 1990
David Arnold Brown: Masterminded a twisted plot to have his 14-year-old daughter, Cinnamon, kill his wife Linda Marie, collect $835,000 in life insurance on his wife and then marry the dead woman's 17-year-old sister, Patti. When the plot was unraveled and Brown arrested, he hired a fellow inmate to kill the three people he felt responsible for his predicament.
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August 19, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Girls, it has to be done tonight," the balding computer whiz whispered as he roused the two teen-agers--one his daughter, the other his sister-in-law and secret lover--from a restless sleep. Startled, the girls awoke to the cool, past-midnight quiet of their bedroom and set to work, putting months of helter-skelter, clandestine planning into murderous motion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For months after their 1988 arrests, David Arnold Brown wrote to his new wife dozens of times in jail to profess his loyalty and to try to dissuade her from testifying against him about the murder of his former wife in their Garden Grove home, according to letters disclosed in court Tuesday. "You should know that neither one of us has bad things to say about the other--only good," Brown wrote in one of several dozen cards and letters he sent to Patti Bailey while both were in jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Patti Bailey, accused of aiding Anaheim computer entrepreneur David A. Brown in an elaborate scheme to kill her sister, was allowed to plead guilty to murder in juvenile court this week, a plea that drastically cuts her prospective jail time, officials disclosed Thursday. Having agreed to cooperate with authorities, the 21-year-old Bailey is now a key witness in the murder case against her husband, Brown, 36, the alleged mastermind of the murder plot. The Riverside woman and Brown were married about 17 months after they allegedly conspired in 1985 to murder Linda Brown, who was Brown's wife and Bailey's sister.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 29, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cinnamon Brown, whose sensational 1985 murder of her stepmother at her father's urging was the subject of two books and a television miniseries, is free after serving seven years in a California Youth Authority facility. Brown, 21, was quietly paroled last week after a 2-1 vote in her favor by a Youth Authority review board. Authorities said she is living in Orange County and preparing to take a clerical job.
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