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June 2, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Friday scheduled convicted killer Robert Jackson Thompson's execution date for Aug. 21, a formal step necessary before Thompson's appeal moves into the federal courts. Thompson, convicted in the murder and sexual molestation of a 12-year-old Anaheim newspaper boy, is probably at least five years away from execution, most prosecutors and defense attorneys involved in death-penalty cases believe. "This is just another step we have to take, but an important one," said Chief Deputy Dist.
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
The mother of a boy murdered in Anaheim appealed Friday for the case to end, calling for the execution of the convicted killer. Kay Brenneman said that more than 18 years after the death of her 12-year-old son, Benjamin, the man convicted of the crime sits on death row with 30 appeals pending before a federal court. "He took my child from the heart of my being," she said at a news conference. Robert Jackson Thompson was convicted two years after the boy's death on Aug. 25, 1981.
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June 2, 1990
One might imagine Arie Luyendyk as a crewman aboard the Flying Dutchman as he flew around the Indy track at almost a ghostly blur and rewarded his many fans back home with a different kind of Dutch treat. REX D. FRAZIER, Covina
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June 2, 1990
One might imagine Arie Luyendyk as a crewman aboard the Flying Dutchman as he flew around the Indy track at almost a ghostly blur and rewarded his many fans back home with a different kind of Dutch treat. REX D. FRAZIER, Covina
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August 28, 1999 | From Associated Press
The mother of a boy murdered in Anaheim appealed Friday for the case to end, calling for the execution of the convicted killer. Kay Brenneman said that more than 18 years after the death of her 12-year-old son, Benjamin, the man convicted of the crime sits on death row with 30 appeals pending before a federal court. "He took my child from the heart of my being," she said at a news conference. Robert Jackson Thompson was convicted two years after the boy's death on Aug. 25, 1981.
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August 26, 1997 | JEFF KASS
Kay Brenneman stood in front of the Old County Courthouse on Monday to criticize the justice system that once gave her a glimmer of hope. Monday marked the 16th anniversary of her 12-year-old son's murder, and Brenneman asked that the courts swiftly carry out the death sentence imposed on the man convicted of killing him. Robert Jackson Thompson, who is on San Quentin's death row, was sentenced in 1983 for the 1981 slaying of Benjamin Brenneman.
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May 2, 1998 | Jerry Hicks
When Kay Brenneman heard Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for execution in the Thompson case out of Orange County, she was pleased for the victim's family. But there was a little sadness, too. She'd like to see some movement on the other Orange County Thompson case. The death sentence for Tommy Thompson, reinstated by the high court this week, gained national attention last year after Cardinal Roger M.
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January 17, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
John G. Brown, 42. Convicted in the June 9, 1980, murder of Garden Grove Police Officer Donald Reed in a bar shooting. Sentenced June 11, 1981. William C. Payton, 36. Convicted in the May 26, 1980, Garden Grove murder of Pamela Montgomery, 21, who was raped and stabbed. Sentenced March 5, 1982. William G. Bonin, 42. Known as the Freeway Killer. Convicted of 14 murders in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Sentenced in Los Angeles County in 1982, and in Orange County in 1983. James A. Melton, 37.
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October 3, 2006 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
Robert Jackson Thompson, a death row inmate convicted of the brutal murder of an Anaheim boy in 1981, died of a heart attack Saturday, leaving his victim's mother still crying for justice. "I'm angry and feel like I got robbed because he never got executed," said Kay Brenneman, whose son, Benjamin, was sodomized and strangled by Thompson when the boy knocked on his apartment door to sell him a newspaper subscription. Thompson, 60, had fought relentlessly through the years to stave off execution.
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June 2, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Friday scheduled convicted killer Robert Jackson Thompson's execution date for Aug. 21, a formal step necessary before Thompson's appeal moves into the federal courts. Thompson, convicted in the murder and sexual molestation of a 12-year-old Anaheim newspaper boy, is probably at least five years away from execution, most prosecutors and defense attorneys involved in death-penalty cases believe. "This is just another step we have to take, but an important one," said Chief Deputy Dist.
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October 15, 1987 | DIANNE KLEIN, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. James Enright remembers it as a particularly heinous crime. Benjamin Brenneman, then 12, of Anaheim was molested, sodomized, hogtied and strangled by a man to whom he had tried to sell a newspaper subscription in the summer of 1981. As such, the trial of Robert Jackson Thompson, 39, who had a history of child molestation, was understandably filled with hours of gruesome testimony about the nature of the crimes.
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June 13, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
You will have to excuse a court reporter's unbridled bias when it comes to Kay Brenneman. Newspaper reporters try to develop a hard shell toward most murder victims' families. It's not that we don't care about their anguish. But we've heard it all before: Their son was the best son a mother ever had; the courts think only of the defendant's rights, not the victim's rights. We listen politely and go on about our business.
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