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February 8, 1992 | Associated Press
A teen-ager being held in the slayings of nine Buddhists at their temple will be tried as an adult, a judge has ruled. Johnathan Doody, who turns 18 on May 9, made his initial court appearance as an adult Friday on nine counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery plus one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery or burglary.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | Associated Press
A teen-ager being held in the slayings of nine Buddhists at their temple will be tried as an adult, a judge has ruled. Johnathan Doody, who turns 18 on May 9, made his initial court appearance as an adult Friday on nine counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery plus one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery or burglary.
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September 21, 1991 | Associated Press
The man who gave police the tip that led to arrests in the killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple has been indicted on murder and other charges, authorities said Friday. Michael Lawrence McGraw, 24, was indicted on nine counts of first-degree murder, nine counts of armed robbery and one count each of burglary and conspiracy, the Maricopa County attorney's office said. McGraw was one of four Tucson men named in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The suspects were arrested Sept.
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November 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three of four Tucson men who recanted involvement in a bloody massacre at a Buddhist temple outside Phoenix were released from jail after murder and robbery charges were dropped against all four for lack of evidence. The fourth man remained jailed because of an unrelated parole case. The dismissals left two teen-age military buffs as defendants in the case in which six Thai Buddhist monks, two young followers and an elderly woman were slain Aug. 10 in what authorities call a botched robbery.
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November 23, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three of four Tucson men who recanted involvement in a bloody massacre at a Buddhist temple outside Phoenix were released from jail after murder and robbery charges were dropped against all four for lack of evidence. The fourth man remained jailed because of an unrelated parole case. The dismissals left two teen-age military buffs as defendants in the case in which six Thai Buddhist monks, two young followers and an elderly woman were slain Aug. 10 in what authorities call a botched robbery.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors said Wednesday that they plan to drop charges against four men arrested two months ago in the slayings of six Buddhist monks, a nun and two students at their temple outside Phoenix, and instead will prosecute two teen-agers who have since confessed to the killings. Maricopa County Atty. Richard M. Romley will ask a judge to order the four released unless, by Friday morning, sheriff's deputies come up with additional evidence linking them to the murders, a spokesman said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Southeast Asian immigrant who drifted between California and Texas is under investigation as a possible suspect in the execution-style killings of six Buddhist monks, a nun and two young students in their temple near Phoenix three weeks ago, investigators said Wednesday.
NEWS
January 26, 1990 | United Press International
A four-year undercover investigation has resulted in the indictment of 21 people on charges of stealing rare cactuses and selling them for up to $15,000 each, federal officials announced Thursday. The investigation, which included federal agents running a phony nursery operation, uncovered the theft of thousands of protected plants in the desert, said Stephen M. McNamee, U.S. attorney for Arizona.
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December 10, 2004 | From Associated Press
Wrapping up a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde case that stretched around the world, a woman accused of helping her boyfriend rob banks across the West was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison and ordered to repay more than $231,000. Nova Guthrie, 31, turned and smiled at her parents and other relatives after hearing her punishment. Her father, Ralph Guthrie, waved at her as she was led away.
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September 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A couple suspected in a series of armed bank robberies around the West were extradited to Arizona and Colorado. Craig Michael Pritchert and Nova Ester Guthrie were deported from South Africa, where authorities said they had been living since 2000. Pritchert was brought to Arizona and Guthrie to Colorado, each to face the first of a series of charges. Guthrie and Pritchert are suspected of robberies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Oregon in the 1990s.
NEWS
November 21, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors said Wednesday that they plan to drop charges against four men arrested two months ago in the slayings of six Buddhist monks, a nun and two students at their temple outside Phoenix, and instead will prosecute two teen-agers who have since confessed to the killings. Maricopa County Atty. Richard M. Romley will ask a judge to order the four released unless, by Friday morning, sheriff's deputies come up with additional evidence linking them to the murders, a spokesman said Wednesday.
NEWS
September 21, 1991 | Associated Press
The man who gave police the tip that led to arrests in the killings of nine people at a Buddhist temple has been indicted on murder and other charges, authorities said Friday. Michael Lawrence McGraw, 24, was indicted on nine counts of first-degree murder, nine counts of armed robbery and one count each of burglary and conspiracy, the Maricopa County attorney's office said. McGraw was one of four Tucson men named in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The suspects were arrested Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Southeast Asian immigrant who drifted between California and Texas is under investigation as a possible suspect in the execution-style killings of six Buddhist monks, a nun and two young students in their temple near Phoenix three weeks ago, investigators said Wednesday.
NEWS
January 26, 1990 | United Press International
A four-year undercover investigation has resulted in the indictment of 21 people on charges of stealing rare cactuses and selling them for up to $15,000 each, federal officials announced Thursday. The investigation, which included federal agents running a phony nursery operation, uncovered the theft of thousands of protected plants in the desert, said Stephen M. McNamee, U.S. attorney for Arizona.
NEWS
May 14, 1999 | From Reuters
Police said on Thursday they were hunting a "very ugly woman" suspected of a string of bank robberies in Arizona and justify using the description by saying it's the best they have. She is believed to have robbed seven Phoenix-area bank branches in the last month, including three on Tuesday. "She's been described by every victim who has seen her as a very ugly woman," said Sgt. John Van Reusen of the Phoenix Police Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1995 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police investigators are seeking murder charges against Bill Charles Poynor, who they say is the main suspect in the April killing of an ATM technician. Poynor, 50, was arrested by police last Tuesday at the Rustic Inn in Anaheim in connection with a federal parole violation, said Orange Police Sgt. Dave Jensen. Investigators said similarities between Poynor's physical description and those of the man who killed Robert T. Walsh, 58, led them to link Poynor to the murder case, Jensen said.
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