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February 28, 1995 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Salvadoran housekeeper who has emerged as a central witness on behalf of murder defendant O.J. Simpson testified Monday that she saw Simpson's car in front of his house about the time prosecutors believe he was two miles away killing his ex-wife and her friend. Rosa Lopez said she took her employer's dog for a walk shortly after 10 p.m. on June 12, the night that Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman were knifed to death in Brentwood.
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March 8, 1995 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If solitude is what Rosa Lopez sought, she came to the wrong place. Time and again during her testimony in the trial of former American football star O.J. Simpson, the Salvadoran housekeeper said she longed to escape the media madness of Los Angeles for the refuge of her native El Salvador. On Tuesday, she found herself meeting with journalists for about the fifth time since her arrival home a day earlier.
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February 25, 1995 | BILL BOYARSKY
Whether or not Rosa Lopez was telling the truth at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the story of how she ended up there Friday shows how the Southland is divided into isolated ethnic worlds. Lopez is a major defense witness who is expected to testify that Simpson's Bronco was parked in his driveway at the time the prosecution said he murdered his former wife, Nicole, and her friend Ronald Goldman. At the time, Lopez was employed as housekeeper at the house next door to Simpson's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995
Prominent Deputy Dist. Atty. Chris Darden takes on a maid with a fourth-grade education, who speaks limited English and succeeds in confusing and humiliating her (March 3-4). The legal profession sinks to a new low. SANDRA TALLEY Los Angeles Sorry, Johnnie Cochran (March 5), but it's preposterous for us to believe that you would not have complete information on a key witness, Rosa Lopez, whom you mentioned in your opening arguments; especially from (private investigator)
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March 3, 1995 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over homemade pupusas, fried yucca and other Central American delicacies, customers at the San Salvador restaurant were abuzz Thursday discussing the topic of the moment: the testimony of Rosa Lopez in the O.J. Simpson case. "One has to feel for her," said Teresa Ochoa, her two table mates nodding in agreement. "We're all Latinos. Who knows when she'll have peace again."
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March 8, 1995 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If solitude is what Rosa Lopez sought, she came to the wrong place. Time and again during her testimony in the trial of former American football star O.J. Simpson, the Salvadoran housekeeper said she longed to escape the media madness of Los Angeles for the refuge of her native El Salvador. On Tuesday, she found herself meeting with journalists for about the fifth time since her arrival home a day earlier.
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March 1, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
By failing to provide key evidence to the opposition, O.J. Simpson's fractured defense team has further jeopardized its credibility with Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito. The ultimate loser, a wide array of legal experts predict, could be Simpson himself. "This could be a turning point of the case," said Wyoming defense lawyer Gerry Spence. "If a judge doesn't believe a lawyer, he reflects that all through the trial, consciously or unconsciously.
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March 1, 1995 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The potentially crucial testimony of Rosa Lopez, a housekeeper who could bolster O.J. Simpson's alibi but whose credibility is in question, was interrupted Tuesday by disclosure of the contents of a tape-recording that prosecutors say casts new doubt on Lopez's truthfulness. Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito, who has won Lopez's repeated assurances that she will not leave the country until her testimony is completed, extracted yet another promise of cooperation from her Tuesday afternoon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1995
Prominent Deputy Dist. Atty. Chris Darden takes on a maid with a fourth-grade education, who speaks limited English and succeeds in confusing and humiliating her (March 3-4). The legal profession sinks to a new low. SANDRA TALLEY Los Angeles Sorry, Johnnie Cochran (March 5), but it's preposterous for us to believe that you would not have complete information on a key witness, Rosa Lopez, whom you mentioned in your opening arguments; especially from (private investigator)
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March 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Soldiers and police raided the hideout of a small leftist rebel organization in northern Honduras and killed two of the group's leaders in a gun battle, the army announced. An army communique identified the slain guerrillas as Jose Nolasco, 30, and Hilda Rosa Lopez Cerrato, 20, leaders of the Popular Revolutionary Forces. It said the raid occurred Friday in San Pedro Sula.
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March 3, 1995 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over homemade pupusas, fried yucca and other Central American delicacies, customers at the San Salvador restaurant were abuzz Thursday discussing the topic of the moment: the testimony of Rosa Lopez in the O.J. Simpson case. "One has to feel for her," said Teresa Ochoa, her two table mates nodding in agreement. "We're all Latinos. Who knows when she'll have peace again."
NEWS
March 1, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and TIM RUTTEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
By failing to provide key evidence to the opposition, O.J. Simpson's fractured defense team has further jeopardized its credibility with Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito. The ultimate loser, a wide array of legal experts predict, could be Simpson himself. "This could be a turning point of the case," said Wyoming defense lawyer Gerry Spence. "If a judge doesn't believe a lawyer, he reflects that all through the trial, consciously or unconsciously.
NEWS
March 1, 1995 | JIM NEWTON and ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The potentially crucial testimony of Rosa Lopez, a housekeeper who could bolster O.J. Simpson's alibi but whose credibility is in question, was interrupted Tuesday by disclosure of the contents of a tape-recording that prosecutors say casts new doubt on Lopez's truthfulness. Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito, who has won Lopez's repeated assurances that she will not leave the country until her testimony is completed, extracted yet another promise of cooperation from her Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
February 28, 1995 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Salvadoran housekeeper who has emerged as a central witness on behalf of murder defendant O.J. Simpson testified Monday that she saw Simpson's car in front of his house about the time prosecutors believe he was two miles away killing his ex-wife and her friend. Rosa Lopez said she took her employer's dog for a walk shortly after 10 p.m. on June 12, the night that Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman were knifed to death in Brentwood.
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February 25, 1995 | BILL BOYARSKY
Whether or not Rosa Lopez was telling the truth at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the story of how she ended up there Friday shows how the Southland is divided into isolated ethnic worlds. Lopez is a major defense witness who is expected to testify that Simpson's Bronco was parked in his driveway at the time the prosecution said he murdered his former wife, Nicole, and her friend Ronald Goldman. At the time, Lopez was employed as housekeeper at the house next door to Simpson's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1990
It is unclear for whose benefit Jefferson Morley ("What We're Paying for in El Salvador," Opinion, June 17) lambastes El Salvador's president, Alfredo Cristiani, and Congress' decision to financially back him. Perhaps it's for the benefit of the FMLN (the Communist guerrilla group that is waging war against the Salvadoran government) or for just the usual media. In any case, he does not speak for the proud Salvadoran people who give Cristiani a 72% approval rating. JUAN ROSA LOPEZ TROMEZ Long Beach
NEWS
February 28, 1995
Some of the key events Monday in the O.J. Simpson murder trial: * SUMMARY: Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito reversed field and directed a potentially important defense witness, housekeeper Rosa Lopez, to testify outside the presence of the jury. Her testimony is being recorded on videotape and could be used if she leaves the country and refuses to return to testify in person.
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