January 26, 1987
U.S. District Judge Robert Peckham in San Francisco postponed sentencing of former People's Temple member Larry Layton until March 3, giving Layton's new lawyer time to prepare for the hearing and for a request that Layton get a new trial. Layton was convicted on Dec. 1 of conspiring to murder California congressman Leo Ryan and a foreign service officer in an ambush that led to the Jonestown massacre in November, 1978. Robert R.
October 11, 1986 |
Former Peoples Temple member Larry Layton went on trial again Friday on federal charges of conspiring to kill a U.S. congressman and diplomat just hours before the mass suicide-murder in Jonestown that took the lives of cult leader Jim Jones and 912 followers.