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May 20, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A jury found prison lovers Ronald McIntosh and Dorinda Lopez guilty Tuesday of their dramatic helicopter escape, rejecting the defense that she was being threatened with death and that McIntosh thought he had to "rescue" her. The jury took two hours to reject their so-called necessity defenses--that Lopez uncovered corruption and was threatened by prison officials, and that McIntosh thought he had no choice but to escape and return to rescue her.
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January 31, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aged mother of Ronald McIntosh, a California man serving a 25-year sentence for plucking his inmate lover out of prison in a dramatic helicopter escape in 1986, has been charged with helping her son in a new escape plot, authorities said Tuesday. Margaret McIntosh, 76, of Seattle, has been charged with conspiring to help her son escape from San Mateo County Jail. Also charged in the case is Ernest Lail, who was a cellmate of Ronald McIntosh's at the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan.
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NEWS
May 13, 1987
A prosecution psychologist said he agrees with defense experts that convicted con man Ronald McIntosh suffers from post-traumatic syndrome related to his Vietnam War experiences. McIntosh, 42, and his prison girlfriend, convicted bank robber Samantha Lopez, 37, are defending themselves on escape and hijacking charges arising from their helicopter escape from the federal prison at Pleasanton.
NEWS
July 27, 1987
The diamond pendant and other jewelry that led to the capture of "prison lovebirds," who engineered a daring prison helicopter escape in order to be together, has been sold at auction, authorities reported. In a federal bankruptcy court auction in Oakland, jewelry owned by Ronald McIntosh and Samantha Lopez, who escaped from a federal prison in Pleasanton, but recaptured 10 days later, were snapped up in five minutes.
NEWS
July 18, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Ronald McIntosh, the prison escapee who commandeered a helicopter and freed his sweetheart from the Pleasanton federal penitentiary, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison, and his companion, Dorinda Lopez, was sentenced to five years. U.S. District Judge Eugene F. Lynch called the crime "very, very serious," and seemed unmoved by Lopez's tearful plea for mercy for McIntosh. McIntosh, a twice-convicted con man, tried to speak to the judge, but broke into tears and could not continue.
NEWS
July 19, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
The bride wore a gray polyester suit, and so did the groom. The lovers were escorted to the private ceremony by U.S. marshals. Ronald McIntosh and Dorinda Samantha Lopez, the sweethearts who made an audacious helicopter escape from the federal prison at Pleasanton last November, were married Friday at the U.S. Courthouse by a former prison chaplain they had met at Pleasanton, McIntosh's lawyer, Judd C. Iversen, said Saturday.
NEWS
May 3, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Ron McIntosh, by all accounts, is a very good salesman. A few years ago, he made $4,000 in commissions in one month by selling cars, and then he helped found a company that sold $18 million worth of investments in gold and silver in 18 months. It was an impressive feat except that he broke securities law and landed in prison for the second time. The question now is whether McIntosh's sales skills remain intact.
NEWS
January 31, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The aged mother of Ronald McIntosh, a California man serving a 25-year sentence for plucking his inmate lover out of prison in a dramatic helicopter escape in 1986, has been charged with helping her son in a new escape plot, authorities said Tuesday. Margaret McIntosh, 76, of Seattle, has been charged with conspiring to help her son escape from San Mateo County Jail. Also charged in the case is Ernest Lail, who was a cellmate of Ronald McIntosh's at the federal prison at Leavenworth, Kan.
NEWS
November 26, 1986
The lovers who flew from prison in a stolen helicopter pleaded innocent to escape charges, and their lawyers said they would argue for acquittal on the grounds that the escape was justified. But lawyers for Samantha Dorinda Lopez and Ronald J. McIntosh declined to explain their justification for Lopez's Nov. 5 aerial breakout from the Federal Correctional Institution at Pleasanton. "Ms. Lopez has a story to tell . . .
NEWS
November 21, 1986 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Ronald J. McIntosh, facing 25 years in prison, said Thursday that he has no regrets about breaking his sweetheart out of prison in a helicopter, while his lawyer said he has been deluged by movie offers. Los Angeles attorney Stephen R. Grohs, representing McIntosh, said it would "certainly be rather exciting" to see his client's story on the screen, but he said discussions have been preliminary.
NEWS
July 19, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
The bride wore a gray polyester suit, and so did the groom. The lovers were escorted to the private ceremony by U.S. marshals. Ronald McIntosh and Dorinda Samantha Lopez, the sweethearts who made an audacious helicopter escape from the federal prison at Pleasanton last November, were married Friday at the U.S. Courthouse by a former prison chaplain they had met at Pleasanton, McIntosh's lawyer, Judd C. Iversen, said Saturday.
NEWS
July 18, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Ronald McIntosh, the prison escapee who commandeered a helicopter and freed his sweetheart from the Pleasanton federal penitentiary, was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison, and his companion, Dorinda Lopez, was sentenced to five years. U.S. District Judge Eugene F. Lynch called the crime "very, very serious," and seemed unmoved by Lopez's tearful plea for mercy for McIntosh. McIntosh, a twice-convicted con man, tried to speak to the judge, but broke into tears and could not continue.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
A jury found prison lovers Ronald McIntosh and Dorinda Lopez guilty Tuesday of their dramatic helicopter escape, rejecting the defense that she was being threatened with death and that McIntosh thought he had to "rescue" her. The jury took two hours to reject their so-called necessity defenses--that Lopez uncovered corruption and was threatened by prison officials, and that McIntosh thought he had no choice but to escape and return to rescue her.
NEWS
May 3, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Ron McIntosh, by all accounts, is a very good salesman. A few years ago, he made $4,000 in commissions in one month by selling cars, and then he helped found a company that sold $18 million worth of investments in gold and silver in 18 months. It was an impressive feat except that he broke securities law and landed in prison for the second time. The question now is whether McIntosh's sales skills remain intact.
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