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June 24, 1994
A Superior Court judge Thursday set a preliminary hearing for July 11 on charges against two suspects in connection with the killings of two Marymount College students in March during a carjacking in San Pedro. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, and Alberto Vasquez Reygoza, 20, appeared briefly before Judge James L. Wright in Long Beach Superior Court on Thursday to set a date for the hearing and to hear their lawyers request jailhouse telephone privileges for them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Pedro gang member was convicted in the execution-style murders of two Marymount College students from Japan, crimes that stunned that country and prompted condolence calls from President Clinton and U.S. diplomats. After about four hours of deliberations, a Long Beach Superior Court jury found Raymond Oscar "Mugsy" Butler, 21, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. Butler faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After hearing two women testify about an evening that began with Raymond Oscar Butler consuming two bottles of wine and Kool-Aid and ended in the execution-style murders of two college students in March, a Municipal Court magistrate Tuesday bound Butler over to Superior Court for trial. Judge James L. Wright, ruling that there was sufficient cause to find Butler, 19, guilty of the double murders, scheduled arraignment for July 27 in Long Beach Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After hearing two women testify about an evening that began with Raymond Oscar Butler consuming two bottles of wine and Kool-Aid and ended in the execution-style murders of two college students in March, a Municipal Court magistrate Tuesday bound Butler over to Superior Court for trial. Judge James L. Wright, ruling that there was sufficient cause to find Butler, 19, guilty of the double murders, scheduled arraignment for July 27 in Long Beach Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese college student Monday identified murder suspect Raymond Oscar Butler as the man who confronted two fellow students in a supermarket parking lot last March and demanded the key to their Honda Civic just before they were killed. Masake Miyake, 21, testifying at a preliminary hearing in Long Beach Criminal Court, said he and a friend in a separate car witnessed an altercation before the execution-style murders of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19, on March 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reputed San Pedro gang member charged with the execution-style murders of two Marymount College students from Japan pleaded not guilty Tuesday, as did his alleged accomplice in the high-profile case. Raymond Oscar (Mugsy) Butler, 18, appeared in shackles and street clothes for his arraignment before Long Beach Municipal Judge James B. Pierce, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
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March 31, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a week after the slayings of two Marymount College students during a carjacking, Los Angeles police announced that two South Bay gang members were arrested Wednesday in the case. Taken into custody in the Friday night slayings--which this week sparked international outrage and Japanese calls for gun control in the United States--were Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, of San Pedro and Alberto V. Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1996 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Pedro gang member was convicted in the execution-style murders of two Marymount College students from Japan, crimes that stunned that country and prompted condolence calls from President Clinton and U.S. diplomats. After about four hours of deliberations, a Long Beach Superior Court jury found Raymond Oscar "Mugsy" Butler, 21, guilty on two counts of first-degree murder. Butler faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Japanese college student Monday identified murder suspect Raymond Oscar Butler as the man who confronted two fellow students in a supermarket parking lot last March and demanded the key to their Honda Civic just before they were killed. Masake Miyake, 21, testifying at a preliminary hearing in Long Beach Criminal Court, said he and a friend in a separate car witnessed an altercation before the execution-style murders of Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura, both 19, on March 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994
One of two men accused in connection with the carjack killings of two Marymount College students pleaded no contest Friday to receiving stolen property and being an accessory after the fact of robbery. Alberto Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach, will be sentenced to 32 months in prison on July 29, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore. Reygoza and the accused gunman, Raymond Butler, were charged following the March 25 shooting deaths of Takuma Ito, a Japanese citizen, and Go Matsuura, a U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1994
A Superior Court judge Thursday set a preliminary hearing for July 11 on charges against two suspects in connection with the killings of two Marymount College students in March during a carjacking in San Pedro. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, and Alberto Vasquez Reygoza, 20, appeared briefly before Judge James L. Wright in Long Beach Superior Court on Thursday to set a date for the hearing and to hear their lawyers request jailhouse telephone privileges for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A reputed San Pedro gang member charged with the execution-style murders of two Marymount College students from Japan pleaded not guilty Tuesday, as did his alleged accomplice in the high-profile case. Raymond Oscar (Mugsy) Butler, 18, appeared in shackles and street clothes for his arraignment before Long Beach Municipal Judge James B. Pierce, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Murder charges that carry a possible death penalty were filed Friday against a suspect in the killings of two college students from Japan. Another man, whose involvement in the case is said to be less than originally thought, was charged as an accessory after the fact. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, is accused of shooting the two students to death--charged by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office with two counts of murder, two counts of robbery and two counts of carjacking.
NEWS
April 1, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like the crimes they are accused of committing, the two young men arrested in the killing of a pair of college students from Japan are in many ways typical of Southern California's meanest streets. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, and Alberto Vasquez Reygoza, 20, have previously been arrested and served jail time--Butler for burglary and Reygoza for possessing an illegal weapon. Police say both are gang members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1994
One of two men accused in connection with the carjack killings of two Marymount College students pleaded no contest Friday to receiving stolen property and being an accessory after the fact of robbery. Alberto Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach, will be sentenced to 32 months in prison on July 29, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore. Reygoza and the accused gunman, Raymond Butler, were charged following the March 25 shooting deaths of Takuma Ito, a Japanese citizen, and Go Matsuura, a U.S.
NEWS
April 1, 1994 | PAUL FELDMAN and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Like the crimes they are accused of committing, the two young men arrested in the killing of a pair of college students from Japan are in many ways typical of Southern California's meanest streets. Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, and Alberto Vasquez Reygoza, 20, have previously been arrested and served jail time--Butler for burglary and Reygoza for possessing an illegal weapon. Police say both are gang members.
NEWS
March 31, 1994 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than a week after the slayings of two Marymount College students during a carjacking, Los Angeles police announced that two South Bay gang members were arrested Wednesday in the case. Taken into custody in the Friday night slayings--which this week sparked international outrage and Japanese calls for gun control in the United States--were Raymond Oscar Butler, 18, of San Pedro and Alberto V. Reygoza, 20, of Long Beach.
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