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October 6, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luella Worthington cannot hold back the tears. Speaking from the Cottonwood Cove Trailer Court in Murray, a town just minutes away from here, her voice chokes with emotion as she speaks of her 39-year-old son, Richard. "He is very loving and sorry and remorseful," she says. "I think that something just went, mentally." No one knows exactly what caused Richard Worthington, a devout Mormon and 39-year-old father of eight, to snap two weeks ago. Close to midnight on Friday, Sept.
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December 30, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newspaper story about a human calamity has a beginning, middle and end for readers, but there is no easy closure for those whose misfortunes provide fodder for such accounts. It has been more than three months since Richard Worthington, armed with a pair of guns and a bomb, burst into a Utah hospital maternity ward intending to kill the doctor who had performed a tubal ligation on his wife.
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September 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
A man carrying dynamite and two guns shot and killed a nurse and took over a hospital maternity ward Saturday, police said. He gave up more than 17 hours later and freed nine hostages, including a baby born during the standoff. Police said Richard L. Worthington, a 39-year-old father of eight, said he went to Alta View Hospital to kill a doctor who had operated on his wife two years ago to prevent her from becoming pregnant again.
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October 6, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luella Worthington cannot hold back the tears. Speaking from the Cottonwood Cove Trailer Court in Murray, a town just minutes away from here, her voice chokes with emotion as she speaks of her 39-year-old son, Richard. "He is very loving and sorry and remorseful," she says. "I think that something just went, mentally." No one knows exactly what caused Richard Worthington, a devout Mormon and 39-year-old father of eight, to snap two weeks ago. Close to midnight on Friday, Sept.
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December 30, 1991 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A newspaper story about a human calamity has a beginning, middle and end for readers, but there is no easy closure for those whose misfortunes provide fodder for such accounts. It has been more than three months since Richard Worthington, armed with a pair of guns and a bomb, burst into a Utah hospital maternity ward intending to kill the doctor who had performed a tubal ligation on his wife.
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September 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A first-time mother said she tried to delay giving birth until after a gunman carrying an 18-pound dynamite bomb gave up his siege of the hospital's maternity wing. But Christan Downey, 22, delivered her baby during the 18-hour standoff. Her new daughter became the ninth hostage of Richard L. Worthington, who had killed a nurse when he stormed the Women's Health Center at Alta View Hospital 15 miles south of Salt Lake City.
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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A gunman who over the weekend killed a nurse and held nine people, including three newborns, hostage for 18 hours, was involved in a "weak" suicide attempt, officials said in Salt Lake City. Richard L. Worthington jumped backwards off a table and hit his head on the floor in his mental health unit cell in Salt Lake City, Sheriff's Lt. David Bishop said. The wound required stitches.
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September 22, 1991 | From Associated Press
A man carrying dynamite and two guns shot and killed a nurse and took over a hospital maternity ward Saturday, police said. He gave up more than 17 hours later and freed nine hostages, including a baby born during the standoff. Police said Richard L. Worthington, a 39-year-old father of eight, said he went to Alta View Hospital to kill a doctor who had operated on his wife two years ago to prevent her from becoming pregnant again.
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