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The parolee accused of murdering Polly Klaas has told police the 12-year-old girl was alive and hidden in the woods nearby while sheriff's deputies helped free his car from a ditch shortly after the kidnaping. In a detailed confession, twice-convicted kidnaper Richard Allen Davis said he returned to the scene and picked up Polly, then took her 31 miles to Cloverdale and strangled her, a law enforcement official said Monday. It is unclear how soon he returned or how long Polly remained alive.
July 25, 2006 | Lee Romney, Times Staff Writer
Death row inmate Richard Allen Davis, whose 1993 kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas led to California's three-strikes law, overdosed on opiates in his San Quentin Prison cell but was revived, officials said Monday. San Quentin Prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon said Davis was found unconscious in his cell at 5:13 p.m. Sunday.
May 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
A doctor who performed the autopsy on the body of Polly Klaas testified Monday to the pitiful state of her remains, a litany of horrors that sent her family fleeing from the courtroom. Later in the day, three jurors wept as they looked at photographs of Polly's small, headless body, partially clad in a child's flannel nightgown. Others grimaced and appeared to be fighting for control.
December 3, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
A Laguna Beach man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday for swindling small businesses in a financing scheme, officials said. Richard Allen La Bianco, 34, pleaded guilty July 14 to mail fraud and other charges. Bianco, who owned Paramount Pacific Funding Group, charged businesses deposits of up to $40,000 to secure low-interest equipment lease financing that he never obtained.
February 8, 2007
Authorities arrested an 80-year-old Murrieta man on suspicion of sexually abusing his 7-year-old granddaughter. Richard Allen Crabb told authorities "he has enjoyed little girls between the ages of 6 and 11 for many years and has a severe problem," Sgt. Jim Ganley of the Murietta Police Department said. Crabb was arrested after the victim told her father, who alerted authorities.
April 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A Roman Catholic priest resigned after an accusation surfaced that he fondled a youth 30 years ago, the second such resignation in the St. Petersburg diocese in two weeks. The Rev. Richard Allen, pastor at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Largo, left his ministry Friday after William Welch, 42, told police that Allen molested him in the 1970s. At that time, Allen was serving at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Petersburg.
March 28, 1989
Heavyweight John Bray of Van Nuys recorded a decision victory Monday over Obie Sullivan in a three-round bout in the U. S. Amateur Boxing Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bray, 18, a 1988 graduate of Van Nuys High, outpointed Sullivan on four of the five judges' cards. "It was a tough fight," Bray said. It was a close fight, but I was more aggressive." Bray, 6-foot-3, 195 pounds, will fight Richard Allen today in a second-round bout.
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