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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1996
Regarding the murder conviction of armed robber Robert Cunningham: Public Defender Gary Windom said that jurors should acquit Cunningham to send a message to the LAPD to abandon the Special Unit. Then after the guilty verdict, he stated, "The true murderers are walking out of the courtroom today." This so-called public defender is a liberal neophyte when it comes to determining justice for the victim. Any citizen has the right to use any force necessary to stop a felony in progress and when LAPD observed the suspects commit an armed robbery, how could their officers have tried to arrest the suspects until they had committed a crime?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An armed robber who initiated a deadly gun battle with Los Angeles police two years ago in Newbury Park was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday. And as two members of the controversial undercover police unit involved in the shooting looked on, a Ventura County judge slammed Robert Wayne Cunningham with an additional three life terms for attempting to kill the detectives and their partner.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accepting an unusual legal theory from prosecutors, a Ventura County jury Tuesday convicted an armed robber of first-degree murder in the death of his cohort, even though Los Angeles police officers fired the fatal shots during a gun battle in Newbury Park. Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda, was held responsible for Daniel Soly's death because he provoked the gunfight with police during a June 1995 robbery at the South West Liquor and Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In denying a request for a new trial, a Ventura County Superior Court judge came to the defense of a controversial Los Angeles police unit that used deadly force while trying to apprehend two men who robbed a Newbury Park liquor store two years ago. Judge Steven Z. Perren said there was no question that Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda provoked the deadly shootout with the LAPD's Special Investigations Section in June 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accepting an unusual legal theory from prosecutors, a Ventura County jury Tuesday convicted an armed robber of first-degree murder in the death of his cohort, even though Los Angeles police officers fired the fatal shots during a gun battle in Newbury Park. Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda, was held responsible for Daniel Soly's death because he provoked the gunfight with police during a June 1995 robbery at the South West Liquor and Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor urged a Ventura County jury Tuesday to convict an armed robber of his partner's murder, even though the man was actually shot by a controversial team of Los Angeles police officers who followed the pair into Newbury Park. Deputy Dist. Atty. Don Glynn told the jury in his closing statements that Robert Wayne Cunningham lied on the witness stand about the deadly gunfight with police last year. He said Cunningham's seven-week trial boils down to one simple question. "The bottom line in this case is, do you believe Mr. Cunningham, or do you believe the police officers?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996 | TRACY WILSON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is investigating the disappearance of $1,600 from evidence in a Superior Court murder trial--a development that lawyers say could harm the prosecution in a case that already hinges partly on law enforcement credibility. The cash was part of $2,300 in a bag seized by sheriff's deputies after a deadly shootout in Newbury Park last year involving two robbers and a controversial Los Angeles police unit that had followed the suspects into Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An armed robber who initiated a deadly gun battle with Los Angeles police two years ago in Newbury Park was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Wednesday. And as two members of the controversial undercover police unit involved in the shooting looked on, a Ventura County judge slammed Robert Wayne Cunningham with an additional three life terms for attempting to kill the detectives and their partner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In denying a request for a new trial, a Ventura County Superior Court judge came to the defense of a controversial Los Angeles police unit that used deadly force while trying to apprehend two men who robbed a Newbury Park liquor store two years ago. Judge Steven Z. Perren said there was no question that Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda provoked the deadly shootout with the LAPD's Special Investigations Section in June 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1996
Always expect the worst from government: You will never be disappointed. ROBERT Q. CUNNINGHAM San Marino
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1996
Regarding the murder conviction of armed robber Robert Cunningham: Public Defender Gary Windom said that jurors should acquit Cunningham to send a message to the LAPD to abandon the Special Unit. Then after the guilty verdict, he stated, "The true murderers are walking out of the courtroom today." This so-called public defender is a liberal neophyte when it comes to determining justice for the victim. Any citizen has the right to use any force necessary to stop a felony in progress and when LAPD observed the suspects commit an armed robbery, how could their officers have tried to arrest the suspects until they had committed a crime?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accepting an unusual legal theory from prosecutors, a Ventura County jury Tuesday convicted an armed robber of first-degree murder in the death of his cohort, even though Los Angeles police officers fired the fatal shots during a gun battle in Newbury Park. Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda, was held responsible for Daniel Soly's death because he provoked the gunfight with police during a June 1995 robbery at the South West Liquor and Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1996 | MARY F. POLS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accepting an unusual legal theory from prosecutors, a Ventura County jury Tuesday convicted an armed robber of first-degree murder in the death of his cohort, even though Los Angeles police officers fired the fatal shots during a gun battle in Newbury Park. Robert Wayne Cunningham, 33, of Reseda, was held responsible for Daniel Soly's death because he provoked the gunfight with police during a June 1995 robbery at the South West Liquor and Deli.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1996 | TRACY WILSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor urged a Ventura County jury Tuesday to convict an armed robber of his partner's murder, even though the man was actually shot by a controversial team of Los Angeles police officers who followed the pair into Newbury Park. Deputy Dist. Atty. Don Glynn told the jury in his closing statements that Robert Wayne Cunningham lied on the witness stand about the deadly gunfight with police last year. He said Cunningham's seven-week trial boils down to one simple question. "The bottom line in this case is, do you believe Mr. Cunningham, or do you believe the police officers?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1996 | TRACY WILSON and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is investigating the disappearance of $1,600 from evidence in a Superior Court murder trial--a development that lawyers say could harm the prosecution in a case that already hinges partly on law enforcement credibility. The cash was part of $2,300 in a bag seized by sheriff's deputies after a deadly shootout in Newbury Park last year involving two robbers and a controversial Los Angeles police unit that had followed the suspects into Ventura County.
OPINION
September 29, 1991
With the demise of communism, "comrade" as a form of address is passe. I suggest "shipmate" as a substitute since all the Soviets are in the same (leaky) boat. ROBERT Q. CUNNINGHAM, San Marino
NEWS
August 13, 1987
Thirteen candidates will be running in the Nov. 3 election for three Bell Gardens City Council seats, according to nomination papers filed with the city clerk last week. Councilmen Robert Cunningham, Allen Shelby and Marvin Graves will be running for reelection.
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