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February 20, 1991
A 23-year-old juror deliberating the fate of convicted killer Rodney Garmanian went into labor early Tuesday, forcing the panel to begin its deliberations anew with an alternate jury member. Hours later, while jurors debated whether to send Garmanian to the gas chamber or state prison for life without possibility of parole, Martha Brice gave birth to a son, Jeffrey Alan Brice, at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1991 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the penalty hearing of a former security guard convicted of the murder of a Pacific Palisades High School senior. The jury foreman told Santa Monica Superior Court Judge J. L. Weisberg the panel was "hopelessly deadlocked," evenly divided, with two members undecided, between the gas chamber or life in prison without parole.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1991 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the penalty hearing of a former security guard convicted of the murder of a Pacific Palisades High School senior. The jury foreman told Santa Monica Superior Court Judge J. L. Weisberg the panel was "hopelessly deadlocked," evenly divided, with two members undecided, between the gas chamber or life in prison without parole.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1991
A 23-year-old juror deliberating the fate of convicted killer Rodney Garmanian went into labor early Tuesday, forcing the panel to begin its deliberations anew with an alternate jury member. Hours later, while jurors debated whether to send Garmanian to the gas chamber or state prison for life without possibility of parole, Martha Brice gave birth to a son, Jeffrey Alan Brice, at Santa Monica Hospital Medical Center.
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October 19, 1988 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
A 32-year-old former San Fernando Valley security guard, charged with the first-degree murder of a Brentwood high school student, has been plotting the murder of a Los Angeles Municipal Court judge, a county prosecutor and a police investigator involved in the case, officials said today. The suspect is Rodney D. Garmanian, who has been held without bail since his arrest on charges of kidnaping, raping, robbing and murdering Teak Dyer on June 22. The judge, David M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1991 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a packed Santa Monica courtroom looked on in surprise, a defense attorney for a former security guard accused of murdering a Pacific Palisades teen-ager two years ago told jurors Tuesday that his client was indeed the killer. "I believe that the defendant is guilty of murder and you should so find," Paul Takakjian said in an argument just before the fate of his client, Rodney Garmanian, went to the panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1991 | LOIS TIMNICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On its third day of deliberations, a jury in Santa Monica on Friday found former security guard Rodney Garmanian guilty of the murder and attempted rape of a Pacific Palisades teen-ager two years ago. Family and friends who crammed into the small seaside courtroom burst into tears as the clerk read the verdict--guilty of first-degree murder with special circumstances, a finding that makes the 34-year-old Reseda man a candidate for the gas chamber. "He's away forever, Rod," Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1988 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
Family and friends of Teak Dyer had planned to gather Friday to celebrate the popular teen-ager's graduation from Palisades High School. Instead, as the sunshine broke through the coastal fog and shimmered on serene Lake Shrine at the Self Realization Fellowship Friday, mourners held hands, cried and remembered with love and pain the brief life of the exuberant young girl who was murdered Wednesday. "She was excited about the future. She wanted to make her life really count.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1988 | CAROL McGRAW and LOIS TIMNICK, Times Staff Writers
A security guard was charged Monday with the murder, kidnap, rape and robbery of Teak Dyer, a popular 18-year-old Brentwood student whose body was found Wednesday in Pacific Palisades, authorities said. Rodney Darnell Garmanian, 31, of Reseda, could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, the district attorney's office said. He was being held without bail pending arraignment today in West Los Angeles Municipal Court.
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June 29, 1988 | LOIS TIMNICK and CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writers
Fingerprints, scratches and a bullet found beneath the body of an 18-year-old woman slain in Pacific Palisades last week have linked her murder to security guard Rodney Darnell Garmanian, who was arraigned Tuesday on charges of kidnaping, rape, robbery and murder, prosecutors said. Held Without Bail The 31-year-old Reseda resident, who entered a plea of not guilty, is being held without bail. A preliminary hearing will be set July 11 by West Los Angeles Municipal Judge Rosemary Shumsky.
NEWS
January 13, 1994 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
The mail brings greetings. You're wanted--for jury duty. You panic. There must be some way-- any way--to wiggle out. You're expecting the flu? Your dog can't stay home alone? Don't tell Ava Prothro. She's heard it all. For five years, she's been jury supervisor for the West District, L.A. County Superior Court. She'll tell you about the woman who swore that, if made to serve, she'd wear earplugs and a blindfold in the courtroom.
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