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February 10, 1987 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
Liberace died as a direct result of having AIDS, the Riverside County coroner said Monday afternoon, contradicting statements by the entertainer's family and the death certificate signed by his physician. Coroner Raymond Carrillo said Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia, an "opportunistic infection" that is a frequent cause of death in AIDS patients.
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February 14, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two young boys trapped in a burning mobile home died early Monday morning, Riverside County fire authorities said. The mother of the boys, ages 1 and 3, survived. Firefighters reached the home in the 26000 block of Marshall Avenue east of Hemet around 6 a.m. The fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the home's heater, a Riverside County sheriff's spokesman said. The Riverside County coroner did not immediately release the names of the boys.
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February 14, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two young boys trapped in a burning mobile home died early Monday morning, Riverside County fire authorities said. The mother of the boys, ages 1 and 3, survived. Firefighters reached the home in the 26000 block of Marshall Avenue east of Hemet around 6 a.m. The fire was caused by an electrical malfunction in the home's heater, a Riverside County sheriff's spokesman said. The Riverside County coroner did not immediately release the names of the boys.
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August 18, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riverside County coroner's office willfully allowed its workers to be exposed to excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde and failed to protect them with proper respirators, Cal/OSHA officials charged Wednesday. Because of the findings, Cal/OSHA Deputy Chief Mark Carleson said his office will consider conducting inspections at other workplaces that use the chemical, including other coroner offices and funeral homes.
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September 9, 1986
The name of a convicted felon will not appear on the November ballot as a candidate for Riverside County coroner/public administrator as the result of a ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal. The felon, Carl B. Smith Jr., finished second for that post in the primary, which normally would have qualified him for the runoff against the top vote-getter, Deputy Coroner Raymond L. Carrillo.
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August 18, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riverside County coroner's office willfully allowed its workers to be exposed to excessive levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde and failed to protect them with proper respirators, Cal/OSHA officials charged Wednesday. Because of the findings, Cal/OSHA Deputy Chief Mark Carleson said his office will consider conducting inspections at other workplaces that use the chemical, including other coroner offices and funeral homes.
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January 29, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Ray Carrillo vowed to restore respect and harmony when he was elected two years ago to head what was widely considered a badly managed coroner's office. But midway through his four-year term, the Riverside County coroner presides over an office that some say suffers from mismanagement, poor working conditions, and badly trained investigators. There have been sensational cases and blunders, including the handling of Liberace's death and the mistaken cremation of a possible homicide victim.
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April 30, 1994 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concluding the most sensational medical investigation in local history, the Riverside County coroner's office announced Friday that Gloria Ramirez died of kidney failure as a result of cervical cancer--and the fumes that sickened the emergency room staff tending her probably were simply the smell of death.
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January 14, 2006 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Professional skateboarder Neil Heddings was sentenced to six years in state prison Friday following his November involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of his 2-year-old son, Marcus. Before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Cope handed down the sentence, Heddings acknowledged responsibility for his son's death. "I understand how [the jury] came to their decision....
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September 11, 1985
A Santa Ana man, severely beaten outside a Lake Elsinore bar last week, has died at Riverside General Hospital, and charges against his alleged attacker have been upgraded to murder, according to a spokeswoman for the Riverside County coroner. Tuma Recklaw, 37, of Bellflower remained in the Riverside County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. He is accused of attacking David Bickerstaff, 47, after an argument and fight outside the bar, police said.
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January 29, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Ray Carrillo vowed to restore respect and harmony when he was elected two years ago to head what was widely considered a badly managed coroner's office. But midway through his four-year term, the Riverside County coroner presides over an office that some say suffers from mismanagement, poor working conditions, and badly trained investigators. There have been sensational cases and blunders, including the handling of Liberace's death and the mistaken cremation of a possible homicide victim.
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February 10, 1987 | HARRY NELSON, Times Medical Writer
Liberace died as a direct result of having AIDS, the Riverside County coroner said Monday afternoon, contradicting statements by the entertainer's family and the death certificate signed by his physician. Coroner Raymond Carrillo said Liberace died of cytomegalovirus pneumonia, an "opportunistic infection" that is a frequent cause of death in AIDS patients.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1986
The name of a convicted felon will not appear on the November ballot as a candidate for Riverside County coroner/public administrator as the result of a ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal. The felon, Carl B. Smith Jr., finished second for that post in the primary, which normally would have qualified him for the runoff against the top vote-getter, Deputy Coroner Raymond L. Carrillo.
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July 1, 1986
A 26-year-old man was killed Monday when he fell from a motor scooter under a double-trailer truck north of here, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. Rose Claros, 26, of Corona was riding his scooter alongside the truck when he fell, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County coroner said. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. near the intersection of Archibald Avenue and Chandler Street.
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May 16, 1985
A 24-year-old Rubidoux woman died after her car collided with a truck just north of Norco, the Riverside County coroner's office reported Wednesday. Jennifer Luce was seen weaving from lane to lane Tuesday on southbound Hamner Avenue, a two-lane road, before she sideswiped another car, then smashed head-on into a tractor-trailer, said John Anderson, a California Highway Patrol spokesman. No one else was injured in the accident, Anderson said.
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