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April 13, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Francis Cavanaugh Hayden, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who co-created the "Bench Book" of procedure used by all California criminal court judges, has died. He was 73. Hayden, who retired in 1981 after 20 years on the bench, died April 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. As a judge, Hayden was known for his innovative sentencing, such as ordering two pickpockets to wear heavy mittens as a condition of probation.
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April 13, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Francis Cavanaugh Hayden, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who co-created the "Bench Book" of procedure used by all California criminal court judges, has died. He was 73. Hayden, who retired in 1981 after 20 years on the bench, died April 3 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of cancer. As a judge, Hayden was known for his innovative sentencing, such as ordering two pickpockets to wear heavy mittens as a condition of probation.
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