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September 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that onetime Jewish activist Robert Manning built a letter bomb that killed the secretary of a Manhattan Beach computer company 13 years ago and that the strongest evidence connecting him to the crime is his fingerprints on the bomb. But Manning's attorney said, "There is no motive, the evidence is flimsy . . . this is not a real case."
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March 15, 1995
A Los Angeles federal court jury Tuesday convicted a real estate agent of plotting a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer firm. William Ross, 58, was convicted of one count of mailing an explosive device that killed Patricia Wilkerson on July 17, 1980. In earlier trials last fall and in 1988, two other juries had deadlocked on charges against Ross. Prosecutors said Ross intended the bomb for the wife of Wilkerson's boss.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirteen years after a letter bomb exploded in a Manhattan Beach computer company and killed a secretary, a former Jewish Defense League activist who waged a bitter two-year battle against extradition from Israel was brought into a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to face charges in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994 | from Staff and Wire Reports
A former Jewish Defense League activist was sentenced to life in prison Monday for his role in the 1980 mail bomb death of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company. Robert Manning, 42, fought extradition from Israel for nearly two years before he was returned to Los Angeles and convicted Oct. 14 of mailing the explosive package that killed 32-year-old Patricia Wilkerson. U.S.
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July 19, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending extradition proceedings that lasted two years, a former Los Angeles Jewish Defense League activist was put aboard a jetliner in Israel on Sunday to be returned to Southern California to face charges in the 1980 mail-bomb death of a Manhattan Beach secretary. Federal authorities have also called Robert Steven Manning, 41, a suspect in a 1985 bombing in Santa Ana that killed Alex M.
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August 5, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To his friends, Robert Steven Manning is at heart a peaceful man, a gentle giant whose fervent devotion to his Jewish faith, and his equally fervent refusal to be pushed around because of it, has caused him to be hounded for years by federal authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1988
A Van Nuys businessman who was granted immunity from prosecution testified Thursday that a suspect accused in the 1980 bombing murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary had access to his plant where the cardboard box used to mail the explosive was obtained. Steven Smason said in Los Angeles federal court that because of the "father-son" type relationship he had with Robert Steven Manning, Manning could have visited Smason's sales company at any time during the period in which the bombing occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Jewish Defense League activist extradited from Israel in July was convicted here Thursday of complicity in the 1980 bomb death of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company. A federal jury deliberated for less than three hours before finding Robert Manning, 41, guilty of mailing the explosive device that killed 32-year-old Patricia Wilkerson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Calling Israel a "safe haven" to which Rochelle Manning might flee to evade trial in the United States, a federal judge Tuesday denied bail for the woman accused of helping prepare a mail bomb that killed a Manhattan Beach secretary in 1980. Manning claims dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and was carrying an Israeli passport when she stepped off a flight from Israel at Los Angeles International Airport two weeks ago and was arrested.
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December 13, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
In a decision hailed by defense attorneys, a judge ruled Monday the Jewish Defense League must not be mentioned at the trial of three JDL associates charged in a fatal 1980 mail bombing in Manhattan Beach. The decision by U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian was made at the request of two of the accused, Rochelle Manning, an Israeli citizen, and William Ross, a millionaire Hawthorne real estate broker.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that onetime Jewish activist Robert Manning built a letter bomb that killed the secretary of a Manhattan Beach computer company 13 years ago and that the strongest evidence connecting him to the crime is his fingerprints on the bomb. But Manning's attorney said, "There is no motive, the evidence is flimsy . . . this is not a real case."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To his friends, Robert Steven Manning is at heart a peaceful man, a gentle giant whose fervent devotion to his Jewish faith, and his equally fervent refusal to be pushed around because of it, has caused him to be hounded for years by federal authorities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1993
A federal judge refused Tuesday to grant bail to Robert Steven Manning, who faces trial for a 1980 mail bombing that killed a Manhattan Beach secretary. Manning, who moved to the occupied West Bank in Israel a decade ago, fought a U.S. extradition order in the Israeli court system for three years before being returned to the United States last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirteen years after a letter bomb exploded in a Manhattan Beach computer company and killed a secretary, a former Jewish Defense League activist who waged a bitter two-year battle against extradition from Israel was brought into a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to face charges in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thirteen years after a letter bomb exploded in a Manhattan Beach computer company and killed a secretary, a former Jewish Defense League activist who waged a bitter two-year battle against extradition from Israel was brought into a Los Angeles federal courtroom Monday to face charges in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1993 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending extradition proceedings that lasted two years, a former Los Angeles Jewish Defense League activist was put aboard a jetliner in Israel on Sunday to be returned to Southern California to face charges in the 1980 mail-bomb death of a Manhattan Beach secretary. Federal authorities have also called Robert Steven Manning, 41, a suspect in a 1985 bombing in Santa Ana that killed Alex M.
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June 8, 1991 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court in Jerusalem ordered Robert and Rochelle Manning extradited to the United States on suspicion of involvement in the 1980 slaying of a Los Angeles-area secretary who was killed by a bomb hidden in a mailed appliance. The couple burst into tears when they heard the decision, and Robert Manning declared it a death sentence. The U.S. Justice Department asked for the order last December and expressed frustration that Israeli authorities were slow in picking up the pair.
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