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January 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Kate Mather
Two men who allegedly stole part of the wrecked Porsche in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of felony grand theft, authorities said. James Brooks Witty, 18, and Anthony Edward Janow, 25, allegedly stole a roof panel from a tow truck carrying the destroyed Porsche Carrera GT away from the crash site in Santa Clarita, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Prosecutors say the pair took the panel after they were already told they could not take any parts from the vehicle.
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January 3, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
“Fast and Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend were traveling at more than 100 mph when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT in which they were riding crashed, killing them both, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's report released Friday. The limited-production sports car was in the No. 1 lane on Hercules Street in Santa Clarita on Nov. 30 when Walker's friend, Roger Rodas, lost control of the vehicle, officials said. The autopsy report is the first time authorities have estimated speeds for the Porsche or detailed any of vehicle's movements.  DOCUMENTS: Read the autopsies The vehicle was eastbound when skid marks show it went out of control, spun around, hit the southern sidewalk and smashed the driver's side of the car into a tree and light post, according to the coroner's report.
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December 18, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Porsche engineers will visit L.A. next month to help detectives gather data from the Carrera GT in which actor Paul Walker and his business partner were killed. L.A. County Sheriff's Capt. Michael Parker said traffic investigators will meet with engineers from Porsche to analyze the data retrieval system in the car. An investigation of the crash that killed the "Fast and Furious" actor and Roger Rodas on Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita has reached no conclusions, Parker said. "Information that might possibly be obtained from the computer is speed, RPMs, throttle opening, air bag deployment, seatbelt use and other possible information," Parker said Wednesday.
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December 10, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Robert J. Lopez
A second suspect charged with stealing part of the wrecked Porsche  in which "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker died has turned himself into authorities, the Sheriff's Department said Tuesday night. Anthony Janow, 25, surrendered to authorities Tuesday at the San Fernando courthouse. He was arrested and released after posting $60,000 bail, sheriff's officials said.  Janow and Jameson Witty, 18, each face one felony count of grand theft of personal property, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
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December 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives allege that two men stole the t-top roof panel of a $400,000 Porsche after it crashed Saturday in Santa Clarita, killing "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker and another man. The department announced Thursday that one man was in custody and that another suspect was expected to surrender to detectives soon. The one suspect, 18-year-old Jameson Witty, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft and tampering with evidence. He was being held on $20,000 bail, officials said.
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December 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton
One man has been arrested and a second has agreed to surrender after authorities allege they stole parts from the Porsche that crashed in Santa Clarita on Saturday killing "Fast and Furious" star Paul Walker and another man. The men allegedly stole parts of the vehicle as it was being towed away Saturday evening after the crash, Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker said.  [ Updated at 7:37 p.m.: In a press release, the Sheriff's Department said the alleged theft occurred while the Porsche was being towed away.
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December 4, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Autopsy results on “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas will not be released until Wednesday at the earliest, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office says. Autopsies on the men -- killed Saturday when the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT they were in crashed -- were completed Tuesday. But final identification of the bodies was not scheduled to start until Tuesday night, said Craig Harvey of the coroner's office. "No results will be released until at the earliest, tomorrow," he said Tuesday in an email.
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December 4, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A friend of “Fast and Furious” star  Paul Walker was behind the wheel of the high-performance Porsche Carrera when it crashed and erupted in flames, an autopsy report released Wednesday said. Driver Roger Rodas, 38, died from traumatic injuries, and Walker, 40, died from a combination of traumatic injuries and burns, Los Angeles County coroner officials said. Los Angeles County  Coroner 's Assistant Chief  Ed Winter said the men died "within seconds" of the crash.
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December 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The limited-production, high-powered 2005 Porsche Carrera GT involved in the fiery weekend crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas has a history of being difficult to control. The sports car is capable of reaching 100 mph in under seven seconds. It was built without the stability management system that most Porsche models are equipped with.  Tonight Show host Jay Leno, a veteran supercar driver, spun a Porsche Carrera GT at 180 to 190 mph at Talledega.
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