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January 13, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday ordered three juveniles to stand trial as adults for the slaying of 17-year-old Steve Woods, whose head was pierced with a paint roller rod at a San Clemente beach. The hearing before Judge Frank F. Fasel will continue today to determine whether a fourth juvenile should also be tried as an adult. Citing the "totally senseless and gratuitous" nature of the Oct.
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January 13, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Juvenile Court judge on Wednesday ordered three juveniles to stand trial as adults for the slaying of 17-year-old Steve Woods, whose head was pierced with a paint roller rod at a San Clemente beach. The hearing before Judge Frank F. Fasel will continue today to determine whether a fourth juvenile should also be tried as an adult. Citing the "totally senseless and gratuitous" nature of the Oct.
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November 10, 1994 | MARK I. PINSKY
The mother of a San Clemente teen-ager who was killed when he was speared in the head with a paint roller following a beachside altercation Oct. 15, 1993, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against nine people she said were responsible. Stephen L. Woods, 17, died Nov. 9, 1993, three weeks after two groups of high school friends clashed near San Clemente State Beach.
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January 19, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to a wrongful death suit against him, a youth charged with murder in the attack that ended with Steve Woods being speared through the head with a paint-roller rod has filed a lawsuit alleging his civil rights were violated. Rogelio Vasquez Solis, 18, who is charged with second-degree murder and other felony charges stemming from the Oct. 15, 1993, attack at a San Clemente beach, filed the countersuit Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court.
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February 4, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four San Clemente youths pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder, assault and conspiracy stemming from a confrontation that left a 17-year-old boy fatally injured with a paint roller rod through his head. The defendants--Julio Perez Bonilla, 17, Rogelio Vasquez Solis, 17, Hector Penuelas, 17, and Saul Penuelas, 18--made their first appearances in Municipal Court in Laguna Niguel since a Juvenile Court judge ruled last month that they should be tried as adults.
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November 23, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Extensive news coverage and the recall drive against an Orange County judge may make a fair trial impossible for the last defendants in the slaying of a San Clemente teen-ager speared in the head with a paint roller, their defense lawyers said Wednesday.
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April 7, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two defendants charged in the slaying of a teen-ager who was pierced through the head with a paint roller told police they were members of a San Clemente street gang, while two others said they sometimes associated with the gang, sheriff's investigators testified Wednesday.
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June 20, 1996 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury returned second-degree murder verdicts Wednesday for the last two defendants charged in the 1993 death of a San Clemente teenager who was speared through the head with a paint-roller rod during a beach side confrontation. The mothers of defendants Saul Penuelas, 20, and Rogelio Vasquez Solis, 19, wailed in tears outside the courtroom, while the family of the victim, Steve Woods, said the guilty verdicts will have little meaning unless the two young men receive stiff prison sentences.
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April 17, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The prosecutor in the slaying of a San Clemente teen-ager will make the unusual request Monday of seeking not one but two dual-jury murder trials, a procedure that gained recent attention in the Los Angeles trials of Erik and Lyle Menendez. Under the complicated scenario--played out only a handful of times before in Orange County--two separate juries consider the fate of different defendants in the same trial. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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November 14, 1993 | JENNIFER BRUNDIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was sadly ironic that one of Steve Woods' favorite songs was "Tears in Heaven." The acoustic melody by Eric Clapton was played one more time before friends and family who gathered Saturday afternoon for an emotional funeral for the 17-year-old San Clemente senior whose death has become a symbol of senseless violence for the local community. Woods died Tuesday after he was speared in the head with the metal rod from a paint roller Oct.
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April 8, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Municipal Court judge Thursday ordered four San Clemente youths to stand trial on murder and other felony charges in the slaying of a teen-ager whose head was speared by a paint roller rod. After a 2 1/2-day preliminary hearing, Judge Pamela L. Iles found enough evidence to support nearly all the charges against the defendants, including allegations that gang involvement played a role in the Oct. 15 attack that resulted in the death of Steve Woods at Calafia Beach County Park.
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