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December 6, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bold move, a man switched pleas Tuesday and admitted he was sane when he murdered his family, gambling a possible death sentence against his ability to read the jurors and the judge deciding his fate. Over the objection of his court-appointed lawyers, Robert M. Bloom Jr., convicted twice of the 1982 triple-murder of his father, stepmother and stepsister, persuaded a judge to let him represent himself in the penalty phase of his trial starting today.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a bold move, a man switched pleas Tuesday and admitted he was sane when he murdered his family, gambling a possible death sentence against his ability to read the jurors and the judge deciding his fate. Over the objection of his court-appointed lawyers, Robert M. Bloom Jr., convicted twice of the 1982 triple-murder of his father, stepmother and stepsister, persuaded a judge to let him represent himself in the penalty phase of his trial starting today.
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