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January 19, 1989
The Los Angeles federal court jury deliberating in the trial of two people accused in the 1980 bombing death of a Manhattan Beach woman said Wednesday that it was unable to reach a verdict, but the judge told the panel to continue its deliberations. The panel sent a note to U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian Jr.
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February 3, 1994
A federal judge refused Wednesday to set bail for William Ross, a former Hawthorne real estate agent accused of complicity in the 1980 mail-bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary. Ross, 57, fled to Canada in July, 1992, a month before he was indicted a second time in connection with the bombing. He was arrested there Nov. 23. Jurors deadlocked in an earlier trial of Ross and co-defendant Rochelle Manning, 53. Manning's husband, Robert, was convicted Oct.
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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.
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November 24, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Tuesday ordered the extradition of a woman suspected in the 1980 letter bomb killing of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company. Israeli officials acted after receiving U.S. assurances that the woman will not be executed if she is convicted. Justice Minister David Libai signed an order to send Rochelle Ida Manning, 53, to California for trial in the death of Patricia Wilkerson, a ministry spokeswoman said, but a date for her extradition was not set immediately.
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July 19, 1988
A woman who holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles federal court Monday to charges that she was involved in the 1980 mail bomb death of a secretary of a defunct Manhattan Beach computer company.
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November 24, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel on Tuesday ordered the extradition of a woman suspected in the 1980 letter bomb killing of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company. Israeli officials acted after receiving U.S. assurances that the woman will not be executed if she is convicted. Justice Minister David Libai signed an order to send Rochelle Ida Manning, 53, to California for trial in the death of Patricia Wilkerson, a ministry spokeswoman said, but a date for her extradition was not set immediately.
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January 28, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss charges against a millionaire real estate broker and an Israeli woman accused in a fatal mail bomb attack, pending extradition proceedings against a Jewish activist who is also a suspect in the case. U.S.
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January 13, 1989 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
A wealthy Hawthorne real estate broker was accused in Los Angeles federal court Thursday of a "clearly violent case of quiet cowardice" in arranging the mailing of a bomb that killed a Manhattan Beach woman in July, 1980. In making the accusation against 52-year-old William Ross, Assistant U.S. Atty. Nancy Wieben Stock called him a quiet man who had succumbed to rage when he decided to kill a woman during a feud over the purchase of a two-bedroom bungalow in Manhattan Beach.
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November 24, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge signed a release order Wednesday for accused bomber Rochelle Ida Manning, clearing the way for her freedom by Thanksgiving Day. Manning, 48, an Israeli citizen, has been in custody since June, awaiting trial for the mail bombing death of a Manhattan Beach secretary who died in 1980 after she opened a package addressed to her boss.
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December 30, 1988 | GEORGE RAMOS, Times Staff Writer
A Manhattan Beach woman who was the intended target of a mail bomb that killed her secretary in 1980 testified Thursday that she had an angry confrontation with one of the defendants less than a month before the fatal blast occurred. Brenda Crouthamel Adams testified in Los Angeles federal court that wealthy Hawthorne real estate developer William Ross continually interrupted three contractors that she had brought along to inspect a two-bedroom bungalow she wanted to buy from him.
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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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August 17, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a woman suspected in the 1980 bomb death of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company should be extradited to the United States for trial on murder charges. In a unanimous decision, a panel of five judges ordered that Rochelle Manning, 53, be returned to Los Angeles within 60 days to stand trial with her husband, Robert, 41, who was extradited last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Israel's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a woman suspected in the 1980 bomb death of a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer company should be extradited to the United States for trial on murder charges. The woman, Rochelle Manning, 53, also has been mentioned as a possible suspect in a bombing in Santa Ana in 1985.
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January 19, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Israeli Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for the extradition to the United States of a former California couple wanted in the murder of an office secretary in Manhattan Beach more than 12 years ago. Robert and Rochelle Manning are accused of using a bomb hidden in an electrical appliance to kill Patricia Wilkinson, a secretary at the Prowest Computer Corp. Investigators believe that the bomb was intended for Wilkinson's boss, Brenda Couthamel.
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April 30, 1992 | MARILYN YAQUINTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The widow of Arab-American leader Alex Odeh, who died in a 1985 bombing in Santa Ana, said FBI officials gave her assurances Wednesday that they are still vigorously pursuing the case. FBI officials met for an hour with Norma Odeh--whose husband had been the West Coast director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee--and with current committee president Albert Mokhiber. "I was satisfied. . . .
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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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June 23, 1988 | EDWARD J. BOYER and JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writers
An Israeli woman who arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday with her two children was arrested and ordered held without bail on charges that she mailed a bomb that killed a Manhattan Beach secretary in 1980, authorities said. Rochelle Ida Manning, 48, was charged in Los Angeles federal court with aiding and abetting the mailing of an explosive through the U.S. mails and with conspiracy to send an explosive device through the mail with intent to kill, federal officials said.
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March 26, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An official of the Israeli Ministry of Justice said Monday in Jerusalem it could take up to a year for Ronald and Rochelle Manning to be extradited to the United States to stand trial in the bombing death of a Manhattan Beach woman.
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March 26, 1991 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a Jewish couple awaited possible extradition from Israel in a Manhattan Beach murder, U.S. and Israeli officials said Monday that international law will probably prevent the two from ever facing charges in the 1985 murder of Arab-American activist Alex Odeh in Santa Ana.
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