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April 1, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
You don't spend 30 years as a big city prosecutor without ruffling feathers. You can't last that long in that job, in this town, just by rolling over every time someone claims you've stepped over the line or not played fair. But even by the toughest set of rules you can apply, Los Angeles Deputy Dist. Atty. Rosalie Morton has--more than once--outraged many in the legal community with her tactics and courtroom antics.
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April 1, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
You don't spend 30 years as a big city prosecutor without ruffling feathers. You can't last that long in that job, in this town, just by rolling over every time someone claims you've stepped over the line or not played fair. But even by the toughest set of rules you can apply, Los Angeles Deputy Dist. Atty. Rosalie Morton has--more than once--outraged many in the legal community with her tactics and courtroom antics.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
A veteran Los Angeles County prosecutor has been suspended amid charges of deliberate misconduct in an attempt to gain a tactical advantage in a 1988 robbery trial. Rosalie Morton, a deputy district attorney in the San Fernando Courthouse, was suspended with pay based on a preliminary review of the case by U.S. Magistrate Volney Brown, said Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Thompson. The allegations stem from a robbery trial in which Morton, 66, introduced evidence in her opening statement to the jury that the judge had ruled inadmissible.
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July 10, 1986
A Lake View Terrace man was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison Wednesday for his part in a 1985 burglary that ended in the death of a resident who dared intruders to shoot him. Kenry Eugene Lewis, 25, and an accomplice were convicted in May of first-degree murder, burglary and assault with a firearm in the April 9 killing of Charles Lovant Preyor, 54, in Preyor's Lake View Terrace home. James Lester Settle Jr.
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July 12, 1986
A Tujunga man pleaded no contest Friday to a charge of second-degree murder in the 1984 slaying of his common-law wife, whose remains were found earlier this year in a remote desert area east of Palmdale. Kenneth Allen Roberts, 45, was accused of shooting Annette Lillian Thom, 43, and burying her body near Pearblossom on Aug. 3, 1984. Thom's remains were discovered by a hunter in February. Roberts faces a sentence of 17 years to life, Deputy Dist. Atty. Rosalie Morton said.
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June 27, 1986
A burglar was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Thursday for the slaying of a Lake View Terrace resident who dared the intruder to shoot him during a 1985 break-in. James Lester Settle Jr., 25, was convicted by a jury last month of first-degree murder, burglary and assault with a firearm in the April 9 killing of Charles Lovant Preyor, 54, in Preyor's home.
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October 19, 1988
A Newhall man accused of ramming his car into a motorcycle policeman and sideswiping three cars on the Golden State Freeway in September pleaded guilty Tuesday to battery of a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon. In a plea bargain with prosecutors, Oscar William Smith, 36, will receive an agreed-upon sentence of 11 years in prison, Deputy Dist. Atty. Rosalie Morton said. In the Sept.
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November 17, 1998 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
A Pacoima man whose death sentence was overturned by the California Supreme Court because of misconduct by a prosecutor is again facing capital punishment. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Shawn Hill in a retrial on murder and attempted murder charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Hill is accused of stabbing two men, one fatally, in 1986 after they complained that he had sold them fake cocaine.
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February 21, 1991
A North Hollywood man, once known as "The Count" because he frequented Sunset Strip clubs in a black cape, was convicted last week of raping and murdering an 18-year-old West Los Angeles woman after tying her to a tree. Edmund Arne Matthews, 33, was found guilty Feb. 14 by a San Fernando Superior Court jury of first-degree murder and rape.
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March 11, 1992 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Van Nuys man who police said "leans toward satanic beliefs" has been arrested on charges that he raped and sodomized a 13-year-old girl, then shot her and a woman several times and left them fatally wounded on roadsides a few miles apart in the northeastern San Fernando Valley.
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