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February 22, 1992
A Glendale doctor convicted of murdering a stranger and faking his identity in a complex insurance fraud scheme was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Richard P. Boggs, a 57-year-old neurologist, could have faced the death penalty for the April, 1988, murder of a Burbank accountant, but a jury recommended life in prison instead.
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April 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this much the prosecution and defense agree: The body found exactly seven years ago this week in a Glendale doctor's office was not that of Melvin Eugene Hanson, also known as Wolfgang Eugene von Snowden. Lawyers for both sides also agree that Hanson's death was staged as part of an insurance scam involving Dr. Richard Boggs, a Harvard-educated, Rolls Royce-driving neurosurgeon now serving a life prison sentence for murder.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1989
A Glendale physician was ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges that he and two Ohio businessmen murdered a man to enable one of the businessmen to fake his own death as part of a $1-million insurance fraud. Dr. Richard P. Boggs, 55, was ordered to stand trial on one count each of murder, conspiracy and assault with a stun gun, two counts of grand theft and four counts of insurance fraud.
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April 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this much the prosecution and defense agree: The body found exactly seven years ago this week in a Glendale doctor's office was not that of Melvin Eugene Hanson. Both sides also agree that Hanson's death was staged as part of an insurance scam involving Dr. Richard Boggs, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon now serving a life prison sentence for murder. There's a third thing all agree on: The body identified as Hanson's actually belonged to Ellis Greene, a 37-year-old North Hollywood bookkeeper.
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September 26, 1989
An Ohio woman who filed a $6.1-million wrongful-death lawsuit against three men accused of killing her son in an insurance scam said Monday her attorney did not tell her he offered to settle the suit for a defendant's book and movie rights. Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a Glendale doctor, Richard P. Boggs, and Ohio businessmen Melvin E. Hanson and John B. Hawkins with murdering Ellis Greene.
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September 1, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors announced Friday that they will again attempt to persuade a jury to impose a death sentence on Glendale physician Richard P. Boggs, convicted last month of murdering a stranger and then falsifying the victim's identity in a $1-million insurance scam. The jury that convicted the 57-year-old neurologist of first-degree murder deadlocked on his sentence, with 10 favoring the gas chamber and two voting to sentence him to life in prison without parole. Boggs' attorney, Dale M.
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December 11, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors chose life in prison without parole--rather than death in the gas chamber--Monday for a Glendale physician convicted of murdering a stranger and faking the victim's identity in a $1.5-million insurance scam. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for three days in a second penalty-phase hearing for 57-year-old neurologist Richard P. Boggs, in the April, 1988, slaying of a Burbank accountant.
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September 15, 1989 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
A Hollywood computer operator testified Thursday that a Glendale physician--accused in a murder-for-insurance scheme--attacked him with a stun-gun one night in 1988, but he managed to escape without permanent injury. Prosecutors allege that Dr. Richard P. Boggs attempted to kill the witness, Barry C. Pomeroy, two weeks before the physician succeeded in slaying another man. In addition to attempting to murder Pomeroy, Boggs, 55, is accused of killing Ellis H.
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July 13, 1990 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After deliberating less than two days, a jury Thursday found Glendale physician Richard P. Boggs guilty of first-degree murder in an elaborate scheme that involved killing a stranger, misidentifying the body as that of a friend, and fraudulently collecting on the friend's life insurance policies. Prosecutors said it was " almost the perfect crime."
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February 4, 1989 | DOUG SMITH and LISA TURNER, Times Staff Writers
A Glendale physician was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday, concluding an eight-month investigation into the death of a man whose body allegedly was used to collect $1 million in life insurance. Glendale police arrested Richard P. Boggs, 55, in the parking lot outside his office on North Central Avenue shortly after noon as Los Angeles County prosecutors were filing murder, conspiracy and insurance fraud charges against him.
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February 22, 1992
A Glendale doctor convicted of murdering a stranger and faking his identity in a complex insurance fraud scheme was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Richard P. Boggs, a 57-year-old neurologist, could have faced the death penalty for the April, 1988, murder of a Burbank accountant, but a jury recommended life in prison instead.
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August 6, 1991 | JULIO MORAN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The power of television and the anger of a Dutch woman finally led authorities to a 28-year-old fugitive who lazed around the world for three years, dodging arrest on suspicion of a 1988 murder plot to collect $1.5 million in insurance money, Glendale police officials said Monday. The arrest of John Barrett Hawkins ended the hunt for the last of three alleged conspirators, including a Glendale physician, Dr.
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August 6, 1991 | JULIO MORAN and DOUG SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The power of television and the anger of a Dutch woman finally led authorities to a 28-year-old fugitive who moved around the world for three years, dodging arrest on suspicion of a 1988 murder plot to collect $1.5 million in insurance money, Glendale police officials said Monday. The arrest of John Barrett Hawkins on the Italian island of Sardinia ended the hunt for the last of three alleged participants in the scheme, including Glendale physician Dr.
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August 4, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Ohio man sought by Glendale police for three years on suspicion of arranging the murder of a North Hollywood bookkeeper to use his body in a $1.5-million insurance fraud has been arrested on a yacht in Europe, Italian officials said Saturday. John Barrett Hawkins, 28, was taken into custody Thursday on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia after Italian police were informed of his whereabouts through a tip, Italian authorities said.
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December 11, 1990 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors chose life in prison without parole--rather than death in the gas chamber--Monday for a Glendale physician convicted of murdering a stranger and faking the victim's identity in a $1.5-million insurance scam. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for three days in a second penalty-phase hearing for 57-year-old neurologist Richard P. Boggs, in the April, 1988, slaying of a Burbank accountant.
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November 21, 1990
A Glendale doctor convicted of murder told jurors Tuesday, during the penalty phase of his trial, that he misidentified a dead body because he feared public exposure of his homosexuality. Dr. Richard Boggs, trying to persuade jurors to spare his life, insisted he did not kill Ellis Greene and blamed defendant Melvin Hanson for an identity-switch insurance fraud that has been linked to Greene's death.
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February 10, 1989 | DOUG SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The death of Ellis Henry Greene in a doctor's office last April was so apparently unremarkable that it almost passed into history as unnoticed as Greene himself. A rootless Ohio native, Greene disappeared one night on his way from one North Hollywood bar to another. Even though Greene was dead, his name later made its way into the vast file of missing persons whose cases are never solved. When the doctor, Glendale neurologist Richard P.
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April 11, 1995 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On this much the prosecution and defense agree: The body found exactly seven years ago this week in a Glendale doctor's office was not that of Melvin Eugene Hanson. Both sides also agree that Hanson's death was staged as part of an insurance scam involving Dr. Richard Boggs, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon now serving a life prison sentence for murder. There's a third thing all agree on: The body identified as Hanson's actually belonged to Ellis Greene, a 37-year-old North Hollywood bookkeeper.
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September 1, 1990 | JAMES QUINN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors announced Friday that they will again attempt to persuade a jury to impose a death sentence on Glendale physician Richard P. Boggs, convicted last month of murdering a stranger and then falsifying the victim's identity in a $1-million insurance scam. The jury that convicted the 57-year-old neurologist of first-degree murder deadlocked on his sentence, with 10 favoring the gas chamber and two voting to sentence him to life in prison without parole. Boggs' attorney, Dale M.
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August 3, 1990
In tearful testimony that left jurors and the defendant dabbing their eyes, the ex-wife and the son of a Glendale doctor convicted of murder pleaded Thursday for his life. "Even if it could be possible that he is guilty of the crime you said he is, he does not deserve the death penalty," Lola Boggs testified at a hearing on whether Dr. Richard Boggs will die in the gas chamber or spend his life behind bars.
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