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July 23, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years after the bullet-riddled body of New York impresario Roy Radin was found in a dry creek bed near Gorman, a jury Monday found onetime drug dealer and would-be Hollywood deal-maker Karen Greenberger and three bodyguards guilty of murder and kidnaping in what became known as the "Cotton Club" murder. Greenberger, 43, and Robert Lowe, 44, were convicted of second-degree murder and kidnaping, requiring an automatic life sentence without possibility of parole.
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February 12, 1992
A Van Nuys Superior Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a Maryland man, who already has been convicted of the "Cotton Club" murder, of the 1984 slaying of a Van Nuys prostitute. Robert U. Lowe, 45, of Rockville, Md., was facing the possibility of the death penalty in the slaying of June Mincher, who was gunned down on Sepulveda Boulevard. The chief prosecution witness against Lowe was William M. Mentzer, 42, of Canoga Park, who admitted shooting Mincher to death in a contract killing.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1992
A Van Nuys Superior Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a Maryland man, who already has been convicted of the "Cotton Club" murder, of the 1984 slaying of a Van Nuys prostitute. Robert U. Lowe, 45, of Rockville, Md., was facing the possibility of the death penalty in the slaying of June Mincher, who was gunned down on Sepulveda Boulevard. The chief prosecution witness against Lowe was William M. Mentzer, 42, of Canoga Park, who admitted shooting Mincher to death in a contract killing.
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November 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest last week of A. Michael Pascal, owner of a Beverly Hills security firm, is the latest twist in the bizarre case of the death of June Mincher, a prostitute who was ambushed on a Van Nuys street more than seven years ago. Pascal, who had been hired in 1984 by a family to shield them from harassment by Mincher, was charged Wednesday with setting up her slaying. Two of his former employees are already charged with murder for being the alleged driver and triggerman in the killing.
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October 5, 1988 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
The breakthrough in the investigation of the 5-year-old murder of theatrical producer Roy A. Radin came when sheriff's investigators located a former supervisor of four men who are charged with the crime, investigators' records show. The supervisor told authorities that at least two of the men, who had worked under him as security guards for sex magazine publisher Larry Flynt, had admitted their involvement in Radin's 1983 murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1991
A Beverly Hills private investigator who testified two years ago against two of his former employees in the celebrated "Cotton Club" murder case was charged Wednesday with hiring the same employees to kill a West Hollywood prostitute. A. Michael Pascal, 54, was arrested by Los Angeles police as he left his Van Nuys home Wednesday morning, police said.
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November 17, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The arrest last week of A. Michael Pascal, owner of a Beverly Hills security firm, is the latest twist in the bizarre case of the death of June Mincher, a prostitute who was ambushed on a Van Nuys street more than seven years ago. Pascal, who had been hired in 1984 by a family to shield them from harassment by Mincher, was charged Wednesday with setting up her slaying. Two of his former employees are already charged with murder for being the alleged driver and triggerman in the killing.
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August 28, 1990
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of four people accused of killing producer Roy Radin in a dispute over financing for the movie "The Cotton Club." Karen De Layne Greenberger, 43, is accused of hiring William Mentzer, 40; Robert Ulmer Lowe, 43; and Alex Marti, 30, to kill Radin, a New York theatrical producer, in 1983. The trial is expected to last four to nine months. Jury selection before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe is expected to take several days.
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October 27, 1988 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt allegedly paid a flamboyant soldier of fortune $1 million to kill singer Frank Sinatra, Playboy founder Hugh M. Hefner and two other celebrities, authorities disclosed Wednesday. The November, 1983, plot was immediately canceled, however, when Flynt's business manager stopped payment on the check Flynt had written to the proposed hit man, who had once worked for him as a security guard, Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators said.
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May 27, 1989 | ALAN CITRON, Times Staff Writer
Brash and flamboyant, New York theatrical producer Roy A. Radin considered himself a consummate showman. But the plot line that has unfolded during a Los Angeles court hearing into his brutal murder is turning out to be far more compelling than anything he ever staged. Tales of sex, drugs and high-flying Hollywood deal-making have swirled around the Radin case over the last two weeks, as prosecutors seek to prove that the rotund, 33-year-old producer became a victim of the treacherous world in which he lived.
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November 14, 1991
A Beverly Hills private investigator who testified two years ago against two of his former employees in the celebrated "Cotton Club" murder case was charged Wednesday with hiring the same employees to kill a West Hollywood prostitute. A. Michael Pascal, 54, was arrested by Los Angeles police as he left his Van Nuys home Wednesday morning, police said.
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July 23, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight years after the bullet-riddled body of New York impresario Roy Radin was found in a dry creek bed near Gorman, a jury Monday found onetime drug dealer and would-be Hollywood deal-maker Karen Greenberger and three bodyguards guilty of murder and kidnaping in what became known as the "Cotton Club" murder. Greenberger, 43, and Robert Lowe, 44, were convicted of second-degree murder and kidnaping, requiring an automatic life sentence without possibility of parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1990
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of four people accused of killing producer Roy Radin in a dispute over financing for the movie "The Cotton Club." Karen De Layne Greenberger, 43, is accused of hiring William Mentzer, 40; Robert Ulmer Lowe, 43; and Alex Marti, 30, to kill Radin, a New York theatrical producer, in 1983. The trial is expected to last four to nine months. Jury selection before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe is expected to take several days.
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October 5, 1988 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
The breakthrough in the investigation of the 5-year-old murder of theatrical producer Roy A. Radin came when sheriff's investigators located a former supervisor of four men who are charged with the crime, investigators' records show. The supervisor told authorities that at least two of the men, who had worked under him as security guards for sex magazine publisher Larry Flynt, had admitted their involvement in Radin's 1983 murder.
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