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June 8, 1997
Re Richard Bautista ("Boy Wounded in Freeway Shooting Takes First Steps," June 3): In the aftermath of the Timothy McVeigh verdict, we must also take notice of another newsworthy event: that of Richard Bautista, the 14-year-old who was shot and paralyzed in a freeway shooting two years ago. Richard, with a smile on his face, took his first step Monday at a Lynwood hospital. He even told his assailant, a teen gang member, that he bears no ill feelings toward him (June 4). This brave teen is indeed a hero, a shining example of the real meaning of our true humanity.
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June 8, 1997
Re Richard Bautista ("Boy Wounded in Freeway Shooting Takes First Steps," June 3): In the aftermath of the Timothy McVeigh verdict, we must also take notice of another newsworthy event: that of Richard Bautista, the 14-year-old who was shot and paralyzed in a freeway shooting two years ago. Richard, with a smile on his face, took his first step Monday at a Lynwood hospital. He even told his assailant, a teen gang member, that he bears no ill feelings toward him (June 4). This brave teen is indeed a hero, a shining example of the real meaning of our true humanity.
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October 7, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the delight of doctors and family members, Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old Whittier boy shot through the brain while riding in a car after a Dodgers game, is now able to speak. Clutching his mother's hand and wearing a soccer jersey sent to him by his favorite soccer player, Marcelo Balboa of the U.S. soccer team, Richard said in a soft but determined voice, "Hi, everybody." And then Richard, an altar boy, thanked God. "It's a miracle. . . .
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April 20, 1996
A 13-year-old Whittier youth who was severely wounded in a random drive-by shooting and afterward prayed for his assailants was honored Friday by eight American cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. Richard Bautista was shot in September and spent five months in a hospital before being sent home for further recovery. "We must pray for those who shot me," he said. "They do not have love in their hearts."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996
A 13-year-old Whittier youth who was severely wounded in a random drive-by shooting and afterward prayed for his assailants was honored Friday by eight American cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. Richard Bautista was shot in September and spent five months in a hospital before being sent home for further recovery. "We must pray for those who shot me," he said. "They do not have love in their hearts."
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January 11, 1996 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old Whittier altar boy who was shot in the head on his way home from a Dodger game, will be going home from the hospital later this month. But the youngster, who has recovered more fully than had ever been anticipated after a random freeway attack, still has a long and painful road ahead of him. "He has strong faith and hope," said his mother, Ramona, "and that keeps him going."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1995
- Bill Crowfoot, the Pasadena city councilman who gave up a lucrative corporate law practice to become a teacher in a run-down high school. - L.A. Police Academy instructor Mike Grasso, who, haunted by an inability to save a drowning teenager two years ago, dove into the swift Pacoima Wash to rescue a 7-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who had been swept away. The act nearly cost him his own life, but when they were all finally pulled out, Grasso's first question was, "How's the boy?"
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September 30, 1995
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a 12-year-old Whittier boy through the head on the Harbor Freeway last week as the boy was heading home from a baseball game. "This is a reminder of the intolerable level of violence in our city," said Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, who proposed the reward.
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April 9, 1996
An 18-year-old gang member accused of wounding a Whittier boy in a freeway shooting was charged Monday with one count of attempted murder and one count of shooting at an occupied vehicle, authorities said. Leo Javier Burgos of Los Angeles is scheduled to be arraigned April 22 in Compton in the shooting of Richard Bautista, according to the district attorney's office. Bail was set at $3.31 million.
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February 29, 1996
Richard Bautista, the 13-year-old Whittier boy who is recovering after being shot in the head in a random freeway attack last fall, got some new wheels Wednesday. Richard and his parents received the keys to a van--specially equipped for his custom-made wheelchair--from an anonymous donor. Richard had a "big grin on his face" as Los Angeles Childrens Hospital spokesman Steve Rutledge presented the van to the family Wednesday, Rutledge said.
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January 11, 1996 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old Whittier altar boy who was shot in the head on his way home from a Dodger game, will be going home from the hospital later this month. But the youngster, who has recovered more fully than had ever been anticipated after a random freeway attack, still has a long and painful road ahead of him. "He has strong faith and hope," said his mother, Ramona, "and that keeps him going."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1995
- Bill Crowfoot, the Pasadena city councilman who gave up a lucrative corporate law practice to become a teacher in a run-down high school. - L.A. Police Academy instructor Mike Grasso, who, haunted by an inability to save a drowning teenager two years ago, dove into the swift Pacoima Wash to rescue a 7-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man who had been swept away. The act nearly cost him his own life, but when they were all finally pulled out, Grasso's first question was, "How's the boy?"
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October 7, 1995 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To the delight of doctors and family members, Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old Whittier boy shot through the brain while riding in a car after a Dodgers game, is now able to speak. Clutching his mother's hand and wearing a soccer jersey sent to him by his favorite soccer player, Marcelo Balboa of the U.S. soccer team, Richard said in a soft but determined voice, "Hi, everybody." And then Richard, an altar boy, thanked God. "It's a miracle. . . .
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September 28, 1995
Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old boy who was shot in the head on his way home from a Dodgers game Friday night, remained in critical condition Wednesday. "He is essentially the same," said Dr. Tessie Cleveland, spokeswoman for the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, where the boy was admitted. "Some of his movements have improved."
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October 3, 1995
Doctors offered a cautiously optimistic prognosis Monday on the condition of Richard Bautista, the 12-year-old Whittier boy who was shot in the head on the Harbor Freeway in South-Central Los Angeles on his way home from a Dodgers game 11 days ago. Richard was taken off the ventilator that had been used to help him breathe since he was admitted to Martin Luther King Jr. / Drew Medical Center on Sept. 22, doctors said.
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