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August 31, 1989
The boyfriend of Denise Marie Duerr was cleared of murder charges after laboratory and lie detector tests demonstrated he was not involved in the stabbing death of the 21-year-old Garden Grove woman. Robert Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove had been held in the Riverside County Jail since his arrest in April.
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August 31, 1989
The boyfriend of Denise Marie Duerr was cleared of murder charges after laboratory and lie detector tests demonstrated he was not involved in the stabbing death of the 21-year-old Garden Grove woman. Robert Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove had been held in the Riverside County Jail since his arrest in April.
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August 31, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
The boyfriend of Denise Marie Duerr was cleared of murder charges Wednesday after laboratory and lie detector tests demonstrated he was not involved in the brutal stabbing death of the 21-year-old Garden Grove woman, a Riverside County deputy district attorney said. Robert Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove, was released late Wednesday from Riverside County Jail, where he had been held since April. Spontak, who emerged from the jail about 8:20 p.m.
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August 31, 1989 | MARY LOU FULTON, Times Staff Writer
The boyfriend of Denise Marie Duerr was cleared of murder charges Wednesday after laboratory and lie detector tests demonstrated he was not involved in the brutal stabbing death of the 21-year-old Garden Grove woman, a Riverside County deputy district attorney said. Robert Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove, was released late Wednesday from Riverside County Jail, where he had been held since April. Spontak, who emerged from the jail about 8:20 p.m.
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April 25, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writers
Robert Clyde Spontak wept openly last week as he talked with police investigators and reporters about the brutal killing of his girlfriend, Denise Marie Duerr of Garden Grove--"the sweetest woman that ever lived." On Monday, the 22-year-old Garden Grove man sat in the Riverside County Jail, accused of acting in concert with a high school friend to stab the 21-year-old Duerr 20 times, then dump her partially clad body in the hills near Corona. Last Thursday, authorities arrested Cameron Seaholm, a 22-year-old transient who went to high school with both Spontak and Duerr, in connection with the killing after he was discovered driving Duerr's car. At the time, Spontak lamented the death of his live-in girlfriend and angrily sought to understand what had motivated the actions of his friend Seaholm.
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April 25, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writers
A Garden Grove man who wept openly last week as he talked to police and reporters about the brutal murder of his girlfriend has been arrested and accused of helping to kill her, authorities said Monday. Clyde Spontak is being held in the Riverside County Jail, accused of helping another man stab 21-year-old Denise Marie Duerr 20 times before dumping her partly clad body near Corona. Cameron Seaholm, 22, a transient who attended high school with Spontak and Duerr, was arrested last week after he was discovered driving Duerr's car. Spontak lamented the death of Duerr, who he described as "the sweetest woman that ever lived."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Police have seized bloodstained sheets and linens that they believe link both a longtime boyfriend and a high-school acquaintance with last week's stabbing death of Denise Marie Duerr of Garden Grove, court documents revealed Wednesday. Search warrant affidavits indicate that Duerr, 22, was fatally stabbed with an ice pick at least 14 times in or near her own apartment, then wrapped in bloodstained sheets, put in the trunk of her 1984 Fiero and dumped in the hills near Corona. Charged in Duerr's murder are Cameron C. Seaholm, 22, a drifter who knew the victim in high school, and Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove, a friend of Seaholm's who lived with Duerr on and off during a stormy 6-year relationship.
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April 24, 1989 | LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writer
The live-in boyfriend of Denise Duerr, the Garden Grove woman whose body was found dumped last week near Corona, was arrested Sunday and booked on suspicion of murder. Robert Clyde Spontak, 22, was taken into custody at his Garden Grove apartment four days after his girlfriend's partly clad body was found in a ravine on the south side of the Riverside Freeway. Spontak is the second man arrested in Duerr's death. Cameron Charles Seaholm, 22, a longtime friend of Spontak and Duerr, was arrested Thursday after he was found with Duerr's car at his stepfather's Lake Elsinore home, 20 miles southeast of Corona.
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April 27, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Police have seized bloodstained sheets and linens that they believe link both a longtime boyfriend and a high-school acquaintance with last week's stabbing death of Denise Marie Duerr of Garden Grove, court documents revealed Wednesday. Search warrant affidavits indicate that Duerr, 22, was fatally stabbed with an ice pick at least 14 times in or near her own apartment, then wrapped in bloodstained sheets, put in the trunk of her 1984 Fiero and dumped in the hills near Corona. Charged in Duerr's murder are Cameron C. Seaholm, 22, a drifter who knew the victim in high school, and Clyde Spontak, 22, of Garden Grove, a friend of Seaholm's who lived with Duerr on and off during a stormy 6-year relationship.
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April 25, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writers
A Garden Grove man who wept openly last week as he talked to police and reporters about the brutal murder of his girlfriend has been arrested and accused of helping to kill her, authorities said Monday. Clyde Spontak is being held in the Riverside County Jail, accused of helping another man stab 21-year-old Denise Marie Duerr 20 times before dumping her partly clad body near Corona. Cameron Seaholm, 22, a transient who attended high school with Spontak and Duerr, was arrested last week after he was discovered driving Duerr's car. Spontak lamented the death of Duerr, who he described as "the sweetest woman that ever lived."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and LUCILLE RENWICK, Times Staff Writers
Robert Clyde Spontak wept openly last week as he talked with police investigators and reporters about the brutal killing of his girlfriend, Denise Marie Duerr of Garden Grove--"the sweetest woman that ever lived." On Monday, the 22-year-old Garden Grove man sat in the Riverside County Jail, accused of acting in concert with a high school friend to stab the 21-year-old Duerr 20 times, then dump her partially clad body in the hills near Corona. Last Thursday, authorities arrested Cameron Seaholm, a 22-year-old transient who went to high school with both Spontak and Duerr, in connection with the killing after he was discovered driving Duerr's car. At the time, Spontak lamented the death of his live-in girlfriend and angrily sought to understand what had motivated the actions of his friend Seaholm.
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