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May 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
S uperior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin's eighth-floor courtroom in downtown Santa Ana has a peculiar notoriety: Two of the nation's most sensational trials played out there with shocking, oftentimes gruesome, revelations. In 1989, McCartin sentenced Long Beach serial killer Randy Kraft to death for the mutilation murders of 16 young men.
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January 6, 1992 | JESS BRAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throughout six years in jail, a 13-month trial and two years on Death Row, only one motive has officially been attributed to Randy Kraft, convicted of the sex murders of 16 young men and suspected of killing more than 60. Kraft, a close friend told police, had once said he had heard that "the ultimate orgasm is in death."
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January 6, 1992 | JESS BRAVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Throughout six years in jail, a 13-month trial and two years on Death Row, only one motive has officially been attributed to Randy Kraft, convicted of the sex murders of 16 young men and suspected of killing more than 60. Kraft, a close friend told police, had once said he had heard that "the ultimate orgasm is in death."
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February 26, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Except for the time he was stabbed in the neck, Adrian Raine's involvement with violent crime has been strictly scientific. The 44-year-old USC psychologist has scanned the brains of convicted killers in California, noting patterns that might incline them to murderousness. In Denmark, he and his co-workers showed that babies who endured birth complications and were also rejected by their mothers were more likely than other babies to become violent offenders as young adults.
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May 3, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
S uperior Court Judge Donald A. McCartin's eighth-floor courtroom in downtown Santa Ana has a peculiar notoriety: Two of the nation's most sensational trials played out there with shocking, oftentimes gruesome, revelations. In 1989, McCartin sentenced Long Beach serial killer Randy Kraft to death for the mutilation murders of 16 young men.
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