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July 25, 1998 | JONATHAN PETERSON and SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From his peaceful perch inside the majority whip's serpentine Capitol office, Special Agent John Gibson, big, sandy-haired and friendly, would toss out comments to the lawmakers who trooped in, always speaking in a thick Boston accent. But on Friday, as Congress was emptying out for a summer weekend, the echoing blast of gunfire whipped through the air.
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April 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Russell Eugene Weston Jr., the man accused of killing two Capitol Police officers last summer, is incompetent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to place Weston, 42, in a facility that offers mental health services for a "reasonable period of time, not to exceed four months." Sullivan set a Sept. 9 conference to evaluate Weston's treatment and its effect on his competence.
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August 1, 1998 | From Reuters
One week after being gunned down on the job, Capitol Police Officer Jacob J. Chestnut was buried with honors Friday at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral service of solemn pageantry and effusive praise. About 3,500 mourners, including Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and countless police officers from around the nation, attended the service in suburban Maryland.
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December 26, 1998 | From the Washington Post
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Gary L. Abrecht says it almost in a whisper, as if voicing it softly can somehow soften the blow: "Thirteen seconds, that's right. Just 13 seconds." In 13 seconds on July 24, a gunman "irrevocably changed" the U.S. Capitol Police, said Abrecht, who until recently could not bring himself to discuss the day two longtime officers were shot to death inside the U.S. Capitol. Russell Eugene Weston Jr. has been charged with the killings of Det. John M.
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August 13, 1998 | Associated Press
Federal prosecutors in the case of a man charged with barging into the Capitol last month and killing two police officers tried to force the man's parents to appear before a grand jury, a lawyer for the family said Wednesday. Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s parents were ordered to appear today in federal court, where a grand jury could indict their son for murder. The family immediately hired lawyers to fight the subpoenas, said Henry Asvill, who represents Weston's father.
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July 31, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wounded in last week's shootout in the Capitol, Angela Dickerson dived for the floor, but she says she saw enough in the chaos around her to identify the gunman who killed two police officers. "Considering all that happened, I truly did come out the lucky one," Dickerson said Thursday in her first public remarks on last week's gunfire. "I only wish that there were three surviving victims instead of just me," she said. "May God bless you."
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July 28, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the House and Senate, their staff and their security agents set about with determination Monday to resume their business, in the midst of mourning for the two police officers mortally wounded in the shootout at the Capitol on Friday.
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August 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The family of the man charged in the shooting deaths of two Capitol police officers won a delay in Thursday's scheduled testimony to a grand jury that could indict their son, their lawyers said. Lawyers for Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s parents, sister and brother-in-law challenged the surprise subpoenas issued this week as the family visited the hospitalized Weston for the first time since the Capitol shootings.
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July 25, 1998 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congressional leaders were quick to defend security at the U.S. Capitol after Friday's tragic shootings, yet the incident illustrated mounting dangers that have stirred debate for years. Since a bomb blew a hole near the entrance to the Senate 15 years ago, the leadership has added external barriers, better metal detectors, new procedures and even bodyguards to protect the members. On Friday evening, leaders declared that the security procedures had worked.
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July 25, 1998 | EDWIN CHEN and MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The rapid burst of gunfire echoed deafeningly through the Capitol's crypt Friday, sending tourists scattering in confusion. Many became separated from their screaming spouses, children and friends. People darted behind columns or around corners. Others simply hit the ground, cowering in fear. From all directions, police officers came sprinting--their guns drawn, fingers on the triggers.
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October 16, 1998 | From Associated Press
A government psychiatrist will test whether a man charged with killing two Capitol police officers is mentally fit to stand trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The evaluation of Russell E. Weston Jr. is the first step toward what will likely become an insanity defense if the case reaches trial. Both prosecutors and defense lawyers in the case asked for the review, which will determine whether Weston can understand and participate in a trial.
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September 24, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The man accused of killing two police guards at the Capitol looked anxiously to his lawyer for help Wednesday as a judge in the nation's capital asked him such questions as his name and address. Russell E. Weston Jr., 41, bandaged and appearing frightened, was pushed into a federal courtroom in a wheelchair for his first appearance before a judge since the July 24 shootings. He did not enter a plea.
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August 14, 1998 | From Associated Press
The family of the man charged in the shooting deaths of two Capitol police officers won a delay in Thursday's scheduled testimony to a grand jury that could indict their son, their lawyers said. Lawyers for Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s parents, sister and brother-in-law challenged the surprise subpoenas issued this week as the family visited the hospitalized Weston for the first time since the Capitol shootings.
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August 13, 1998 | Associated Press
Federal prosecutors in the case of a man charged with barging into the Capitol last month and killing two police officers tried to force the man's parents to appear before a grand jury, a lawyer for the family said Wednesday. Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s parents were ordered to appear today in federal court, where a grand jury could indict their son for murder. The family immediately hired lawyers to fight the subpoenas, said Henry Asvill, who represents Weston's father.
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August 4, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
FBI agents found spy handbooks, a diagram, ammunition and guns in the mountain cabin of the man accused of killing two police officers in a shootout at the Capitol, court documents unsealed in Washington, D.C., show. Meanwhile, Russell Eugene Weston Jr.'s lawyer argued that his client is in no shape to appear in court. Weston is charged with killing federal police officers and could face the death penalty if convicted.
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August 1, 1998 | From Reuters
One week after being gunned down on the job, Capitol Police Officer Jacob J. Chestnut was buried with honors Friday at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral service of solemn pageantry and effusive praise. About 3,500 mourners, including Atty. Gen. Janet Reno, House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and countless police officers from around the nation, attended the service in suburban Maryland.
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July 27, 1998 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day before Rusty Weston drove to Washington, his grandmother asked him to "thin" the more than two dozen cats that roamed the cornfields and yards around the family home. Weston obligingly shot about half of them with a .22-caliber rifle. The next day, Weston's father found two of his favorites, Little-Bit and Tiger, lying dead in a bucket. "Mad and hurt both," as Russell E. Weston Sr. described himself Sunday, he gave his long-troubled 41-year-old son 10 days to clear out.
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April 23, 1999 | From Associated Press
A federal judge ruled Thursday that Russell Eugene Weston Jr., the man accused of killing two Capitol Police officers last summer, is incompetent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to place Weston, 42, in a facility that offers mental health services for a "reasonable period of time, not to exceed four months." Sullivan set a Sept. 9 conference to evaluate Weston's treatment and its effect on his competence.
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July 31, 1998 | From Associated Press
Wounded in last week's shootout in the Capitol, Angela Dickerson dived for the floor, but she says she saw enough in the chaos around her to identify the gunman who killed two police officers. "Considering all that happened, I truly did come out the lucky one," Dickerson said Thursday in her first public remarks on last week's gunfire. "I only wish that there were three surviving victims instead of just me," she said. "May God bless you."
NEWS
July 28, 1998 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Members of the House and Senate, their staff and their security agents set about with determination Monday to resume their business, in the midst of mourning for the two police officers mortally wounded in the shootout at the Capitol on Friday.
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