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June 24, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday in the May 28 shooting death of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, Lori Gonzalez. Samuel Sharad Shabazz of Los Angeles was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder with special circumstances. If convicted, Shabazz could face the death penalty. He is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility without bail.
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July 2, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven witnesses came to court to identify Samuel Shabazz in five gang shootings, a volume of evidence a prosecutor called "staggering" Monday. "It's possible for one eyewitness to be mistaken; the odds against seven witnesses being mistaken are astronomical," Deputy Dist. Atty. Anthony Manzella told jurors in closing arguments. "When you convict the defendant, you can say ... you participated in seeing that justice was done."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2001
A judge Friday ordered Samuel Sharad Shabazz to stand trial on charges of killing the 20-year-old granddaughter of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks. Judge Michael Kellogg determined that prosecutors presented enough evidence to warrant a trial. Shabazz, 20, could face the death penalty if convicted. Lori Rene Gonzalez was killed on May 28, 2000, when a gunman fired at a passenger in her car, hitting her instead, police say.
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December 1, 2001
A judge Friday ordered Samuel Sharad Shabazz to stand trial on charges of killing the 20-year-old granddaughter of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks. Judge Michael Kellogg determined that prosecutors presented enough evidence to warrant a trial. Shabazz, 20, could face the death penalty if convicted. Lori Rene Gonzalez was killed on May 28, 2000, when a gunman fired at a passenger in her car, hitting her instead, police say.
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June 10, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before he allegedly killed Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, 18-year-old Samuel Sharad Shabazz was released from jail, where he had been awaiting trial on six counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors were unable to proceed with the case against the alleged gang member because the witnesses against him could not be located, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
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June 10, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before he allegedly killed Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, 18-year-old Samuel Sharad Shabazz was released from jail, where he had been awaiting trial on six counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors were unable to proceed with the case against the alleged gang member because the witnesses against him could not be located, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
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July 2, 2002 | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven witnesses came to court to identify Samuel Shabazz in five gang shootings, a volume of evidence a prosecutor called "staggering" Monday. "It's possible for one eyewitness to be mistaken; the odds against seven witnesses being mistaken are astronomical," Deputy Dist. Atty. Anthony Manzella told jurors in closing arguments. "When you convict the defendant, you can say ... you participated in seeing that justice was done."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2000
The man accused of killing Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks' granddaughter pleaded not guilty Thursday to eight unrelated counts of attempted murder. Samuel Sharad Shabazz, 18, of Los Angeles was charged with the counts in connection with three separate incidents in 1998. The district attorney's office originally filed the counts in December 1999, but the charges were dismissed three weeks before Parks' granddaughter, Lori Gonzalez, was killed. The charges were recently refiled.
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September 28, 2000
The man accused of killing police Chief Bernard C. Parks' 20-year-old granddaughter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to eight new charges of attempted murder. The latest charges against Samuel Sharad Shabazz, 19, of Los Angeles, involve three alleged attacks within a week in December 1998.
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July 27, 2002 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles street gang member was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering the granddaughter of former LAPD Chief Bernard C. Parks one week before her 21st birthday. Samuel Sharad Shabazz, 20, was convicted earlier this month of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Lori Gonzalez, a bystander caught between two gangs. Shabazz fired into a vehicle that Gonzalez was driving and hit her instead of her passenger, the intended victim.
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June 24, 2000 | JOHNATHON E. BRIGGS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-year-old man pleaded not guilty Friday in the May 28 shooting death of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, Lori Gonzalez. Samuel Sharad Shabazz of Los Angeles was charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder with special circumstances. If convicted, Shabazz could face the death penalty. He is being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility without bail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before he allegedly killed Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, 18-year-old Samuel Sharad Shabazz was released from jail, where he had been awaiting trial on six counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors were unable to proceed with the case against the alleged gang member because the witnesses against him could not be located, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
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June 10, 2000 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than three weeks before he allegedly killed Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' granddaughter, 18-year-old Samuel Sharad Shabazz was released from jail, where he had been awaiting trial on six counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Prosecutors were unable to proceed with the case against the alleged gang member because the witnesses against him could not be located, according to Sandi Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
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June 9, 2000 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven days after his granddaughter was shot to death on a Los Angeles street corner, Police Chief Bernard C. Parks on Thursday announced that detectives from his own department have arrested an 18-year-old man and booked him in the killing. The man, Samuel Sharad Shabazz, has denied shooting Lori Gonzalez, police said.
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