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August 18, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Medical Board of California announced Tuesday that it has taken action toward permanently revoking the license of a Laguna Beach physician charged with murder in a head-on collision last month that killed a Mission Viejo couple and critically injured their daughter. Board investigators delivered a seven-page accusation to Dr. Ronald J. Allen, 31, who is being held at the Orange County Central Men's Jail.
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July 7, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Avoiding another traumatic trial, the teen-age daughters of a Mission Viejo couple killed when a physician intoxicated on alcohol and drugs slammed into their car reached a settlement of about $4 million Thursday with the doctor and two companies. The settlement in the wrongful-death lawsuit filed on behalf of Karie and Shelbie Minzey came Thursday before jury selection was about to start in the civil case against Dr.
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August 7, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court commissioner Friday suspended the medical license of a Laguna Beach physician who is charged with murder in a head-on collision that killed a Mission Viejo couple and critically injured their daughter. Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor M. Palk ruled that although Dr. Ronald J. Allen is being held without bail, he "may be in a position to harm the public, and that's certainly something we want to prevent."
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April 22, 1995 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach physician, who had consumed five kinds of drugs, along with alcohol, when his car crashed into a Mission Viejo family and killed the parents, was sentenced Friday to 18 years to life in prison. Ronald Joseph Allen, 33, who specialized in AIDS treatment and was noted for accepting patients other doctors had turned away, was convicted Dec. 28 of second-degree murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court commissioner on Friday temporarily suspended the medical license of a Laguna Beach physician charged with murder in a head-on collision that killed a Mission Viejo couple and critically injured their daughter. Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Eleanor M. Palk ruled that although Dr. Ronald J. Allen is being held in jail without bail, he "may be in a position to harm the public, and that's certainly something we want to prevent."
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December 4, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of Dr. Ronald Allen won't be a "whodunit." The physician accused of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol admits he crashed into and killed a Mission Viejo couple in 1993. When testimony begins Monday in Orange County Superior Court, jurors have a tougher job--deciding whether Allen is a murderer.
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September 18, 1993 | MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach doctor pleaded not guilty Friday to two charges of murder for allegedly swerving his car into the path of a minivan, killing a Mission Viejo couple. Ronald Joseph Allen Jr., 31, also entered a not guilty plea to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and causing injury in connection with the critical injuries that the couple's 11-year-old daughter suffered in the July 11 crash.
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December 17, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach physician, already charged with second-degree murder in the auto crash death of a Mission Viejo couple, was sued Thursday for $30 million by their children. The suit filed here alleges that internist Ronald Joseph Allen, 31, was intoxicated on drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash. The suit also names the car rental company that rented Allen the car he was driving at the time of the accident. Allen has been bound over for trial next year on the criminal charges.
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January 8, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach doctor who collided head-on with a car carrying a Mission Viejo family, killing both parents, should not have possessed a driver's license nor a medical license, according to claims against the state filed by the family's daughters and other survivors of the crash. Dr. Ronald Joseph Allen, 31, crashed into the Minzey family as they returned from a softball game on July 11, 1993. The parents, Noreen and Mark, were killed instantly, and one daughter was critically injured.
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July 9, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The daughters of a Mission Viejo couple, killed when a suspected drunken physician collided head-on with their car, filed wrongful death lawsuits Friday claiming state and local officials failed in their duties to protect the public.
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December 29, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA and SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Laguna Beach physician with a history of drunk driving arrests was convicted on two murder counts Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and causing a car wreck that killed a Mission Viejo couple and injured three others. Dr. Ronald Allen, 32, who was well known for treating poor AIDS patients, becomes one of the few drivers in Orange County to be charged and convicted of second-degree murder for taking lives while driving under the influence.
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December 29, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA and SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Laguna Beach physician with a history of drunk driving arrests was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder Wednesday for causing a car wreck last year while intoxicated that killed a Mission Viejo couple and injured three others. Dr. Ronald Allen, 32, who was well-known for treating poor AIDS patients, was found guilty by a Superior Court jury in Santa Ana after two days of deliberations. He faces a maximum term of 30 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A giggly 12-year-old schoolgirl silenced a courtroom Monday when she smiled and insisted that she doesn't hate anyone--not even the doctor who was high on drugs and alcohol when he caused a car crash that killed her parents and left her disfigured. Some of the Orange County Superior Court jurors appeared to blink back tears as Karie Minzey testified on the first day of a trial for Ronald Allen, who is accused of second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the July, 1993, tragedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of Dr. Ronald Allen won't be a "whodunit." The physician accused of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol admits he crashed into and killed a Mission Viejo couple in 1993. When testimony begins Monday in Orange County Superior Court, jurors have a tougher job--deciding whether Allen is a murderer.
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July 10, 1994 | LEN HALL and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As his Bobby Sox team prepares for another summer tournament this weekend, Russ Little can't help thinking back to July 11, 1993, a day that began as "one of the best days of my life. But it went from the best to the worst in a couple or three hours." On that warm Sunday evening, the coach had returned triumphant from a playoff game in Anaheim Hills and had just stretched out in bed when his wife answered the telephone and gasped.
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July 9, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The daughters of a Mission Viejo couple, killed when a suspected drunken physician collided head-on with their car, filed wrongful death lawsuits Friday claiming state and local officials failed in their duties to protect the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A giggly 12-year-old schoolgirl silenced a courtroom Monday when she smiled and insisted that she doesn't hate anyone--not even the doctor who was high on drugs and alcohol when he caused a car crash that killed her parents and left her disfigured. Some of the Orange County Superior Court jurors appeared to blink back tears as Karie Minzey testified on the first day of a trial for Ronald Allen, who is accused of second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the July, 1993, tragedy.
NEWS
December 29, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA and SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Laguna Beach physician with a history of drunk driving arrests was convicted on two murder counts Wednesday for driving while intoxicated and causing a car wreck that killed a Mission Viejo couple and injured three others. Dr. Ronald Allen, 32, who was well known for treating poor AIDS patients, becomes one of the few drivers in Orange County to be charged and convicted of second-degree murder for taking lives while driving under the influence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 8, 1994 | ELAINE TASSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach doctor who collided head-on with a car carrying a Mission Viejo family, killing both parents, should not have possessed a driver's license nor a medical license, according to claims against the state filed by the family's daughters and other survivors of the crash. Dr. Ronald Joseph Allen, 31, crashed into the Minzey family as they returned from a softball game on July 11, 1993. The parents, Noreen and Mark, were killed instantly, and one daughter was critically injured.
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December 17, 1993 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Beach physician, already charged with second-degree murder in the auto crash death of a Mission Viejo couple, was sued Thursday for $30 million by their children. The suit filed here alleges that internist Ronald Joseph Allen, 31, was intoxicated on drugs and alcohol at the time of the crash. The suit also names the car rental company that rented Allen the car he was driving at the time of the accident. Allen has been bound over for trial next year on the criminal charges.
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