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August 15, 2001
A couple accused in the dog-mauling death of a San Francisco woman have asked a judge to move the trial out of the city. Lawyers for Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller told Superior Court Judge James Warren on Monday it would be impossible to get a fair hearing in San Francisco because of the "general tabloid coverage" and "political overtones" of the case. Prosecutors said they will not contest the change-of-venue motion. A hearing was set for Sept. 14.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Robert Noel, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the dog-mauling death of a San Francisco neighbor, has been released on parole. Noel was picked up by parole agents before sunrise Sunday at the High Desert State Prison in Susanville and driven to his parole site, said Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Noel had been expected to be released Friday, but his release was delayed until Sunday. Noel and his wife, Marjorie Knoller, were convicted in March 2002.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A judge denied a request to reduce bail for the man who kept two dogs that mauled a San Francisco woman to death, saying he considers Robert Noel a flight risk based on alleged connections with the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Noel's attorney asked that his client's bail be reduced from $1 million to $20,000.
MAGAZINE
June 2, 2002 | STEVE BERRY
At 3 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2001, Marjorie Knoller and her husband, Robert Noel, got out of bed so they'd be on time for their scheduled appearance on "Good Morning America." They wanted to correct what they considered the "grotesque and negative" image they'd developed in the media since Jan. 26, when their large Presa Canario dogs, Bane and Hera, got away from Knoller in the hallway of their San Francisco apartment building and one of them mauled neighbor Diane Whipple to death.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Robert Noel, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the dog-mauling death of a San Francisco neighbor, has been released on parole. Noel was picked up by parole agents before sunrise Sunday at the High Desert State Prison in Susanville and driven to his parole site, said Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections. Noel had been expected to be released Friday, but his release was delayed until Sunday. Noel and his wife, Marjorie Knoller, were convicted in March 2002.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2002
Re 'Killer Dogs' Owners Ignored Danger Warnings, Jury Told,' Feb. 20: What's surprising to me is not that Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel had almost 30 prior warnings and incidents with regard to their dogs; the surprising thing is that after the first two or three warnings they were allowed to continue staying in that apartment building. The apartment owner and manager should be put on trial too. When is Sacramento going to get it? Certain breeds of dangerous dogs need to be outlawed in California.
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
A grand jury heard its first witnesses Friday in a hearing to consider whether to indict two lawyers whose dogs fatally mauled a woman in late January in the hallway of her San Francisco apartment building. The 19-member panel heard evidence against Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, who were caring for the dogs involved in the Jan. 26 attack on college lacrosse coach Diane Whipple.
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
The partner of a woman who was fatally mauled by two dogs in January filed a wrongful-death suit Monday against the two lawyers who were caretakers for the animals. After filing the suit in San Francisco Superior Court, Sharon Smith and her attorneys said that in addition to requiring Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller to accept responsibility for Diane Whipple's death, they also hope to clear a legal hurdle: that of having California recognize Smith and Whipple as a couple.
NEWS
February 22, 2001 | From Associated Press
The keepers of two dogs involved in the fatal mauling of a San Francisco woman conspired with prison inmates to breed dogs "trained to fight, attack or kill," prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutor James Hammer announced the allegations against Robert Noel and his wife, Marjorie Knoller, as he urged a judge not to throw out evidence that police had seized from the couple's apartment. The couple's two dogs attacked and killed 33-year-old Diane Whipple on Jan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
The man recently convicted along with his wife in the dog-mauling death of their neighbor last year said that he was not surprised by his conviction, but accused the prosecutors and judge of political maneuvering Robert Noel also told the San Jose Mercury News in an interview from San Francisco Jail on Friday that expressing remorse would not have made a difference in his or his wife's convictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2002 | From Associated Press
The man recently convicted along with his wife in the dog-mauling death of their neighbor last year said that he was not surprised by his conviction, but accused the prosecutors and judge of political maneuvering Robert Noel also told the San Jose Mercury News in an interview from San Francisco Jail on Friday that expressing remorse would not have made a difference in his or his wife's convictions.
OPINION
March 30, 2002
I have to put in my two cents' worth about the March 25 letters on the dog-mauling case. I have had Doberman pinschers for the last 20 years since I was attacked in my own home. Having to certify someone who wants to own an aggressive breed of dog won't work. The answer lies with how the dog has been socialized. I have never trained any of my dogs to be aggressive. They have only received obedience training. Those Presa Canarios were not socialized properly. They were also trained to kill for the sake of high wagers for pit fighting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2002
Re 'Killer Dogs' Owners Ignored Danger Warnings, Jury Told,' Feb. 20: What's surprising to me is not that Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel had almost 30 prior warnings and incidents with regard to their dogs; the surprising thing is that after the first two or three warnings they were allowed to continue staying in that apartment building. The apartment owner and manager should be put on trial too. When is Sacramento going to get it? Certain breeds of dangerous dogs need to be outlawed in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A judge denied a request to reduce bail for the man who kept two dogs that mauled a San Francisco woman to death, saying he considers Robert Noel a flight risk based on alleged connections with the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Noel's attorney asked that his client's bail be reduced from $1 million to $20,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 2001
A couple accused in the dog-mauling death of a San Francisco woman have asked a judge to move the trial out of the city. Lawyers for Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller told Superior Court Judge James Warren on Monday it would be impossible to get a fair hearing in San Francisco because of the "general tabloid coverage" and "political overtones" of the case. Prosecutors said they will not contest the change-of-venue motion. A hearing was set for Sept. 14.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2001 | HANG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Francisco trial judge ruled Friday that the lesbian partner of a woman mauled by dogs can take her wrongful-death lawsuit to trial even though the couple were not married. Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II agreed with Sharon Smith's lawyer that California law has created an insurmountable barrier for her by not allowing same-sex couples to marry and, thus, precluding them from receiving benefits given to married couples.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2001 | HANG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Francisco trial judge ruled Friday that the lesbian partner of a woman mauled by dogs can take her wrongful-death lawsuit to trial even though the couple were not married. Superior Court Judge A. James Robertson II agreed with Sharon Smith's lawyer that California law has created an insurmountable barrier for her by not allowing same-sex couples to marry and, thus, precluding them from receiving benefits given to married couples.
OPINION
March 30, 2002
I have to put in my two cents' worth about the March 25 letters on the dog-mauling case. I have had Doberman pinschers for the last 20 years since I was attacked in my own home. Having to certify someone who wants to own an aggressive breed of dog won't work. The answer lies with how the dog has been socialized. I have never trained any of my dogs to be aggressive. They have only received obedience training. Those Presa Canarios were not socialized properly. They were also trained to kill for the sake of high wagers for pit fighting.
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Associated Press
The partner of a woman who was fatally mauled by two dogs in January filed a wrongful-death suit Monday against the two lawyers who were caretakers for the animals. After filing the suit in San Francisco Superior Court, Sharon Smith and her attorneys said that in addition to requiring Robert Noel and Marjorie Knoller to accept responsibility for Diane Whipple's death, they also hope to clear a legal hurdle: that of having California recognize Smith and Whipple as a couple.
NEWS
March 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
A grand jury heard its first witnesses Friday in a hearing to consider whether to indict two lawyers whose dogs fatally mauled a woman in late January in the hallway of her San Francisco apartment building. The 19-member panel heard evidence against Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, who were caring for the dogs involved in the Jan. 26 attack on college lacrosse coach Diane Whipple.
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