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September 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Chattanogga, Tenn., convicted a man of raping and murdering a 4-year-old girl in a trial that was the first in a U.S. court to use a new form of DNA testing. The sequestered jury deliberated four hours before finding Paul Ware guilty of felony murder in the death of Lindsey Green two years ago. Ware, 27, could face the death penalty. A sentencing hearing began today. Unlike most DNA found in a cell's nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is found in the fluid outside the nucleus.
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April 1, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a partial victory for federal prosecutors, the Supreme Court overturned a controversial ruling that freed a Tennessee judge who had sexually assaulted at least five women in his chambers. But the justices stopped short of sending the judge back to prison. Instead, they ordered a lower court to reconsider the matter. Apparently, the justices could not agree among themselves on a clear ruling and decided to give the lower court a second chance to get it right.
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April 1, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a partial victory for federal prosecutors, the Supreme Court overturned a controversial ruling that freed a Tennessee judge who had sexually assaulted at least five women in his chambers. But the justices stopped short of sending the judge back to prison. Instead, they ordered a lower court to reconsider the matter. Apparently, the justices could not agree among themselves on a clear ruling and decided to give the lower court a second chance to get it right.
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January 8, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The justices of the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with a question that would seem to have an obvious answer to most Americans: Does a judge violate a constitutional right by sexually assaulting a woman in his chambers? The dilemma facing the justices is that no federal law makes it a crime to commit rape. Such acts are punished under state law.
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January 8, 1997 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The justices of the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with a question that would seem to have an obvious answer to most Americans: Does a judge violate a constitutional right by sexually assaulting a woman in his chambers? The dilemma facing the justices is that no federal law makes it a crime to commit rape. Such acts are punished under state law.
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December 17, 1989 | Associated Press
American fugitive Joseph Shepherd was deported to the United States on Saturday, where he could face murder charges. Shepherd was taken by armed escort from this city in Ontario and handed to authorities in Detroit. The accused murderer was ordered deported Nov. 24, but the Ontario Court of Appeal gave his lawyer, Fletcher Dawson, until Dec. 15 to appeal the deportation to the Supreme Court of Canada. The high court refused an appeal last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1999
A man wanted for child rape in Tennessee was arrested in South-Central, authorities said Wednesday. Timothy D. Young, 24, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by officers who were tipped by someone who recognized the suspect from a segment of "America's Most Wanted," said LAPD spokesman Ed Funes. Young, who was arrested at the New Image Shelter in the 3300 block of South Hill Street, was in custody Wednesday, Funes said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994
A Los Angeles hearing on child abuse charges was postponed Thursday for evangelist Tony Alamo, who remained in jail in Memphis, where a federal prosecutor accused him of marrying eight of his followers since 1993, including married women and 15-year-old girls. Alamo, 59, was convicted by a Memphis federal court jury Wednesday on tax charges. The marriage accusations were made by federal prosecutor Christopher Belcher as an argument against allowing him to go free on bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles hearing on child abuse charges was postponed Thursday for evangelist Tony Alamo, who remained in jail in Memphis, Tenn., where a federal prosecutor accused him of marrying eight of his followers, including married women and 15-year-old girls. Alamo, 59, was convicted by a Memphis federal court jury Wednesday of falsifying his income tax return for 1985 and failing to file returns the following three years.
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March 22, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
L. Donald Rhoden, a jail house lawyer who complained that physical and verbal abuse he suffered at the Orange County Jail hindered his trial preparations, was convicted Friday of raping a 17-year-old Anaheim girl four years ago. Rhoden, at his own request, was immediately sentenced to 17 years in prison. But Rhoden's legal problems could get worse. He is now scheduled to go on trial in Los Angeles County on charges of raping two 14-year-old girls in separate incidents.
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September 5, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Chattanogga, Tenn., convicted a man of raping and murdering a 4-year-old girl in a trial that was the first in a U.S. court to use a new form of DNA testing. The sequestered jury deliberated four hours before finding Paul Ware guilty of felony murder in the death of Lindsey Green two years ago. Ware, 27, could face the death penalty. A sentencing hearing began today. Unlike most DNA found in a cell's nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is found in the fluid outside the nucleus.
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December 17, 1989 | Associated Press
American fugitive Joseph Shepherd was deported to the United States on Saturday, where he could face murder charges. Shepherd was taken by armed escort from this city in Ontario and handed to authorities in Detroit. The accused murderer was ordered deported Nov. 24, but the Ontario Court of Appeal gave his lawyer, Fletcher Dawson, until Dec. 15 to appeal the deportation to the Supreme Court of Canada. The high court refused an appeal last week.
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