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February 1, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
The trouble with Judge Roger W. Boren, says "Twilight Zone" defense attorney Harland Braun, is that he's a gentleman. If Boren weren't the type who "would open a door for a woman or stand up in a bus," Braun said recently in court, he'd surely admonish Deputy Dist. Atty. Lea Purwin D'Agostino more frequently for making allegedly inappropriate remarks during the long-running involuntary manslaughter case.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1987 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
The trouble with Judge Roger W. Boren, says "Twilight Zone" defense attorney Harland Braun, is that he's a gentleman. If Boren weren't the type who "would open a door for a woman or stand up in a bus," Braun said recently in court, he'd surely admonish Deputy Dist. Atty. Lea Purwin D'Agostino more frequently for making allegedly inappropriate remarks during the long-running involuntary manslaughter case.
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September 25, 1986
Overruling defense objections that the prosecution is "grandstanding" and turning the "Twilight Zone" manslaughter trial into a "theatrical production," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger W. Boren agreed to transport jurors to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' theater in Beverly Hills next week to view footage of the 1982 film scene that led to the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two child actors.
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October 8, 1986 | From United Press International
A Superior Court judge today quashed a prosecution subpoena for 81-year-old actor Ralph Bellamy to testify at the "Twilight Zone" manslaughter trial, calling the subpoena a "fishing expedition." Judge Roger W. Boren ruled that Bellamy was not "personally present on any of the occasions relating to anything . . . in this case (and) does not have any special expertise relating to the issues."
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October 11, 1985
A 36-year-old Los Angeles man dubbed the "Flat-Tire Rapist" was sentenced today to 113 years and seven life terms in state prison for assaults on 11 local women in 1984. Paul Seward, who was sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger W. Boren, had been charged with kidnaping, robbing and attacking the women after letting the air out of their car tires and then waiting around to offer help.
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February 18, 1986
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury today recommended the death sentence for a gang member described as the trigger man in the 1984 "wrong address" execution-style murders of the mother of former football star Kermit Alexander and three other relatives. Members of the Alexander family burst into screams and sobs as the verdict against Tiequon Audray Cox, 19, was read. Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling Norris said the family was "very pleased" with the verdict. Judge Roger W.
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April 30, 1986
Saying Tiequon Aundray Cox "would kill again without provocation" if given the opportunity, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge today sentenced Cox to death for the 1984 execution-style murders of the mother of former pro football player Kermit Alexander and three other family members. Judge Roger W. Boren described Cox, 20, as one of the most dangerous killers he had ever encountered, and said the gang member committed the "coldblooded" murders "in all likelihood for some kind of financial gain."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1987
A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner Tuesday ordered unsealed transcripts of heretofore private discussions held between the judge, the prosecutor and the defense attorneys in the recently completed "Twilight Zone" involuntary manslaughter trial.
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