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November 10, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A man who killed an 8-year-old girl has accused state officials of depriving him of the chance to reenter society. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will consider the lawsuit this week but isn't expected to rule immediately. Raul Meza, 48, qualified for release from prison in 1993. He received a 30-year sentence for killing and sexually assaulting Kendra Page in Austin in 1982. Meza charges that parole officials take so long to approve potential job prospects that they're gone when he applies.
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November 10, 2008 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A man who killed an 8-year-old girl has accused state officials of depriving him of the chance to reenter society. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will consider the lawsuit this week but isn't expected to rule immediately. Raul Meza, 48, qualified for release from prison in 1993. He received a 30-year sentence for killing and sexually assaulting Kendra Page in Austin in 1982. Meza charges that parole officials take so long to approve potential job prospects that they're gone when he applies.
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August 25, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four men accused of fatally shooting a Fullerton police detective during a drug sting had plotted to rob him of the drugs before killing him, a prosecutor charged Monday as their trial opened. However, a defense attorney claimed that the shooting was unplanned, and that the prosecution is trying to deflect negligence charges from the Fullerton Police Department.
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August 25, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four men accused of fatally shooting a Fullerton police detective during a drug sting had plotted to rob him of the drugs before killing him, a prosecutor charged Monday as their trial opened. However, a defense attorney claimed that the shooting was unplanned, and that the prosecution is trying to deflect negligence charges from the Fullerton Police Department.
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January 28, 1993
Three men were sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for the 1990 murder of a Fullerton police detective who tried to sell them cocaine in an undercover operation. The sentences handed down by Superior Court Judge Kimball Walker ruled out the possibility of parole. Walker also rejected requests for new trials. The prosecution said Jesus Araclio, Raul Meza and Omar Yuriar ambushed Officer Tommy De La Rosa after he arranged to sell them 400 pounds of cocaine.
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October 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A convicted child-killer who has been driven out of six Texas cities after being paroled in June moved into his mother's home in Austin despite protests from neighbors, who fear he may harm their children. Raul Meza, who was convicted in the 1982 rape and murder of Kendra Page, 8, while she was playing in an Austin schoolyard, moved into his mother's home two blocks from an elementary school.
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November 4, 1992
Three men were convicted Tuesday for the June, 1990, slaying of a Fullerton detective who was ambushed during an undercover drug operation. Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, face the death penalty because they murdered Detective Tommy De La Rosa during a robbery. A spokesman for the district attorney's office said the three men contacted De La Rosa, who was working undercover as a drug dealer, to purchase 400 pounds of cocaine.
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July 3, 1990
Eight people accused of fatally shooting an undercover Fullerton police officer during a June 21 drug sting operation pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of murder. The suspects, seven men and a woman, entered the pleas during arraignment Monday afternoon in Downey Municipal Court. All eight were ordered back to Los Angeles County Jail, where they are being held without bail in connection with the June 21 killing of Officer Tommy De La Rosa.
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September 29, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Monday refused to dismiss murder charges against four men on trial for the shooting death of a Fullerton undercover detective during a drug sting operation. However, in what a Fullerton Police official described as a "disappointing" ruling, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge J. Kimball Walker dropped some of the drug charges against three of the defendants, as well as charges that they had been lying in wait, a special circumstance allegation that can result in the death penalty.
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December 9, 1992 | RENE LYNCH
Contempt charges were dismissed against a Fullerton police detective Tuesday after he apologized for comments he had made while testifying against four men accused of gunning down his former partner. In a hearing in Norwalk Superior Court, Judge J. Kimball Walker agreed to drop the contempt charge after Fullerton Detective Dan Hughes, former partner of slain Fullerton narcotics officer Tommy De La Rosa, read aloud a short apology.
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November 13, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three reputed drug dealers were spared the death penalty Thursday by a jury that recommended they be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of undercover Fullerton Police Detective Tommy De La Rosa in a drug sting that went awry. The Norwalk Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours before rejecting the death penalty for Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, all of Los Angeles County, despite a prosecutor's plea that the men deserved to die in the gas chamber.
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November 13, 1992 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three reputed drug dealers were spared the death penalty Thursday by a jury that recommended they be sentenced to life in prison for the murder of undercover Fullerton police Detective Tommy De La Rosa in a drug sting that went awry. The Norwalk Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours before rejecting the death penalty for Raul Meza, 41, Jose Yuriar, 26, and Jesus Araclio, 31, all of Los Angeles County, despite a prosecutor's plea that the men deserved to die in the gas chamber.
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