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September 2, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has opened an inquiry into the 1984 death of an AIDS patient who may have been aided in committing suicide, a department official said Thursday. Philip R. Spada, a supervising coroner's investigator in charge of the department's special investigations unit, said he is looking into the death of Ron Weigart, 31, who is listed as an AIDS fatality in county records. "Under state law, we're mandated to investigate whether a homicide was committed," Spada said.
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September 25, 1988
It was with great sadness that I read the article in View on Marty James. I, too, watched the tortured death of someone in my family from Hodgkin's disease; my younger sister died six days before her 20th birthday. Several years later I was friend, lover and nurse to a man dying of AIDS. I have certain empathy for Marty James because more than once I wished for peace for both of those faces; faces I loved but could hardly recognize through the distortion of pain and suffering. However, more than any other emotion, I feel pity for James.
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NEWS
September 25, 1988
It was with great sadness that I read the article in View on Marty James. I, too, watched the tortured death of someone in my family from Hodgkin's disease; my younger sister died six days before her 20th birthday. Several years later I was friend, lover and nurse to a man dying of AIDS. I have certain empathy for Marty James because more than once I wished for peace for both of those faces; faces I loved but could hardly recognize through the distortion of pain and suffering. However, more than any other emotion, I feel pity for James.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County coroner's office has opened an inquiry into the 1984 death of an AIDS patient who may have been aided in committing suicide, a department official said Thursday. Philip R. Spada, a supervising coroner's investigator in charge of the department's special investigations unit, said he is looking into the death of Ron Weigart, 31, who is listed as an AIDS fatality in county records. "Under state law, we're mandated to investigate whether a homicide was committed," Spada said.
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August 28, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
The plan for Ron Weigart's death was the essence of simplicity. A mouthful or two of pills would do the trick. Then, numbing sleep. It would all be over by the new year. There were only three who knew as midnight approached on Dec. 31, 1983. Weigart had begged for the end. After fighting AIDS for two years, the pain had become unbearable. At 31, his taut surfer's torso had deteriorated into the limp body of a rag doll. His breath came in rasps.
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