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July 31, 1992 | JAMES QUINN
Attorneys for two former Los Angeles police officers convicted of the contract slaying of a Northridge businessman argued to an appeal court Thursday that the pair should get a new trial because jurors deliberated outside court. The attorneys for Robert A. Von Villas, 48, of Simi Valley, and Richard H.
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July 21, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California appellate court upheld the murder conviction of former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas on Thursday, despite agreeing that there was juror misconduct during his trial for the contract killing of a San Fernando Valley businessman. In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said that although a juror violated the trial judge's order by looking at a newspaper article about the conviction of Von Villas' accomplice, she was not biased.
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June 9, 1987 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
Two former Los Angeles police officers accused of attempting to murder an exotic dancer were instead the unwitting victims of a set-up arranged by a disgruntled business partner, a defense attorney told a jury Monday. In opening statements in the much-delayed Los Angeles Superior Court trial of Richard H. Ford and Robert A. Von Villas, defense attorneys proclaimed their clients' innocence, saying they never intended to kill Joan Loguercio, as the prosecution alleges.
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June 18, 1993
Finding that jurors had not been unfairly prejudiced against a former Los Angeles police officer when they convicted him of murder five years ago, a Van Nuys Superior Court judge Thursday denied the former officer's bid for a new trial. After four days of hearings in which three of the jurors who convicted Robert Von Villas were questioned, Judge Darlene E.
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July 21, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A California appellate court upheld the murder conviction of former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas on Thursday, despite agreeing that there was juror misconduct during his trial for the contract killing of a San Fernando Valley businessman. In a 2-1 ruling, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said that although a juror violated the trial judge's order by looking at a newspaper article about the conviction of Von Villas' accomplice, she was not biased.
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October 12, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
A former Los Angeles police detective was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for the contract killing of a Northridge businessman whose body has never been found. Richard Herman Ford, 48, of Northridge was convicted by a Van Nuys Superior Court jury of killing businessman Thomas Weed five years ago.
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November 18, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
In a ruling that brought a sharp protest from a dissenting judge, a state appeals court panel has vacated the first-degree murder conviction of a former Los Angeles police officer in the contract slaying of a Northridge businessman whose wife wanted him dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1993
Finding that jurors had not been unfairly prejudiced against a former Los Angeles police officer when they convicted him of murder five years ago, a Van Nuys Superior Court judge Thursday denied the former officer's bid for a new trial. After four days of hearings in which three of the jurors who convicted Robert Von Villas were questioned, Judge Darlene E.
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June 11, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former jurors testified in Van Nuys Superior Court on Thursday that they were exposed to possibly prejudicial information during a trial five years ago that ended in the conviction of a Los Angeles police officer for a contract killing. Jurors Kathryn Brown and Betty Cornick testified that during the 1988 trial, they saw an account in a newspaper or heard from another juror of a conviction or other criminal charges involving a co-defendant.
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November 30, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
The jury that convicted a former Los Angeles police officer of the murder of a Northridge businessman deadlocked Tuesday over a possible death sentence, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial in the penalty phase of the trial.
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June 18, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Finding that jurors had not been unfairly prejudiced against a former Los Angeles police officer when they convicted him of murder five years ago, a Van Nuys Superior Court judge Thursday denied the former officer's bid for a new trial. After four days of hearings in which three of the jurors who convicted Robert Von Villas were questioned, Judge Darlene E.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1993 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former jurors testified in Van Nuys Superior Court on Thursday that they were exposed to possibly prejudicial information during a trial five years ago that ended in the conviction of a Los Angeles police officer for a contract killing. Jurors Kathryn Brown and Betty Cornick testified that during the 1988 trial, they saw an account in a newspaper or heard from another juror of a conviction or other criminal charges involving a co-defendant.
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November 18, 1992 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that brought a sharp protest from a dissenting judge, a state appeal court panel has vacated the first-degree murder conviction of a former Los Angeles police officer in the contract slaying of a Northridge businessman whose wife wanted him dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992 | JOSH MEYER
In a ruling that brought a sharp protest from a dissenting judge, a state appeals court panel has vacated the first-degree murder conviction of a former Los Angeles police officer in the contract slaying of a Northridge businessman whose wife wanted him dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1992 | JAMES QUINN
Attorneys for two former Los Angeles police officers convicted of the contract slaying of a Northridge businessman argued to an appeal court Thursday that the pair should get a new trial because jurors deliberated outside court. The attorneys for Robert A. Von Villas, 48, of Simi Valley, and Richard H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1989
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 1983 contract slaying of a Northridge businessman. A Superior Court judge sentenced Von Villas, 44, of Simi Valley, despite claims by Villas and his attorneys that at least four of the jurors who convicted him of murder in November were influenced by discussions outside the jury room.
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December 24, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles police detective Richard Herman Ford no longer faces possible execution for the 1983 contract murder of a Northridge businessman. County prosecutors ruled out the death penalty Friday by announcing they will not seek to retry the penalty phase of Ford's trial, which ended with jurors unable to agree on a verdict. A judge cannot impose a death sentence unless unanimously recommended by a jury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1989
Former Los Angeles Police Officer Robert Von Villas was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the 1983 contract slaying of a Northridge businessman. A Superior Court judge sentenced Von Villas, 44, of Simi Valley, despite claims by Villas and his attorneys that at least four of the jurors who convicted him of murder in November were influenced by discussions outside the jury room.
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December 24, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles police detective Richard Herman Ford no longer faces possible execution for the 1983 contract murder of a Northridge businessman. County prosecutors ruled out the death penalty Friday by announcing they will not seek to retry the penalty phase of Ford's trial, which ended with jurors unable to agree on a verdict. A judge cannot impose a death sentence unless unanimously recommended by a jury.
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November 30, 1988 | PATRICIA KLEIN LERNER, Times Staff Writer
The jury that convicted a former Los Angeles police officer of the murder of a Northridge businessman deadlocked Tuesday over a possible death sentence, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial in the penalty phase of the trial.
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