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June 16, 1992
Three Long Beach high school students who allegedly belonged to a super-militaristic organization were charged Monday with murder for the execution-style slaying of a fellow student. Two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, whose names were not released, were each charged with one count of murder for the Feb. 2 killing of Alexander Giraldo, district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. The three were to be arraigned today in Long Beach Juvenile Court.
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June 22, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY
It all seemed rather innocent two years ago when several gung-ho Junior ROTC members, bored with mundane drills and color-guard duty at their Long Beach high school, set up a militaristic club of their own. The Ace of Spades dabbled in war games and tough talk but soon evolved into a mischievous band of self-styled daredevils who said they occasionally stole cars, vandalized property and even committed assaults.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992
Three Long Beach youths accused of executing a classmate for cooperating with a police investigation were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges in Long Beach Juvenile Court. The arraignment on the same charge for a fourth suspect, 18-year-old Schuyler MacPherson, was postponed until next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1992
Three Long Beach youths accused of executing a classmate for cooperating with a police investigation were arraigned Tuesday on murder charges in Long Beach Juvenile Court. The arraignment on the same charge for a fourth suspect, 18-year-old Schuyler MacPherson, was postponed until next week.
NEWS
June 22, 1992 | DEAN E. MURPHY
It all seemed rather innocent two years ago when several gung-ho Junior ROTC members, bored with mundane drills and color-guard duty at their Long Beach high school, set up a militaristic club of their own. The Ace of Spades dabbled in war games and tough talk but soon evolved into a mischievous band of self-styled daredevils who said they occasionally stole cars, vandalized property and even committed assaults.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The principal of Long Beach's Polytechnic High School and many students were reeling Saturday over the news that members of a militaristic secret society on campus have been accused in the execution-style slaying of a fellow student. Los Angeles police arrested four students Friday in the February murder of Alexander Giraldo, whose killers beat, stabbed and strangled him, then threw his body over an oceanside cliff in San Pedro.
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June 13, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four Long Beach high school students, allegedly members of a secret "super-militaristic" organization, were arrested Friday in connection with the execution-style murder of a fellow student who apparently violated the club's loyalty oath by cooperating with police on a car burglary investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1992
Three Long Beach teen-agers were ordered to stand trial Wednesday on charges that they murdered a fellow student because they believed the youth had violated a loyalty oath to a secret, paramilitary club. Concluding an on-again, off-again preliminary hearing that began Sept. 9, San Pedro Municipal Court Commissioner Ralph Amado ruled there was enough evidence to hold Schuyler MacPherson, Michael McDonald and Bryan Davis for trial in the murder of 16-year-old Alexander Giraldo.
NEWS
July 15, 1993
A Poly High School student convicted of killing a schoolmate in the Ace of Spades murder case was denied a new trial this week and will be sentenced in October. Michael McDonald, 18, faces 15 years to life in prison or incarceration in the California Youth Authority's juvenile prison until he is 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
One teen-ager was convicted of second-degree murder and two others were acquitted Wednesday in the "Ace of Spades" strangling of a 16-year-old. A Superior Court jury, after eight days of deliberation, found Michael McDonald, 18, guilty of the Feb. 1, 1992, murder of Alexander Giraldo, a member of a Long Beach Polytechnic High School paramilitary gang known as the Ace of Spades. Schuyler MacPherson, 19, and Bryan Davis, 18, were acquitted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1992
Three Long Beach high school students who allegedly belonged to a super-militaristic organization were charged Monday with murder for the execution-style slaying of a fellow student. Two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy, whose names were not released, were each charged with one count of murder for the Feb. 2 killing of Alexander Giraldo, district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said. The three were to be arraigned today in Long Beach Juvenile Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The principal of Long Beach's Polytechnic High School and many students were reeling Saturday over the news that members of a militaristic secret society on campus have been accused in the execution-style slaying of a fellow student. Los Angeles police arrested four students Friday in the February murder of Alexander Giraldo, whose killers beat, stabbed and strangled him, then threw his body over an oceanside cliff in San Pedro.
NEWS
June 13, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER and HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Four Long Beach high school students, allegedly members of a secret "super-militaristic" organization, were arrested Friday in connection with the execution-style murder of a fellow student who apparently violated the club's loyalty oath by cooperating with police on a car burglary investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1992 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old youth associated with a militaristic group at a Long Beach high school will be tried as an adult on charges of murdering a fellow student, a Juvenile Court commissioner ruled Friday. The youth, whose name has not been released because of his age, will be identified Monday when he is arraigned as an adult, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Carbaugh, the prosecutor in the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1993 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 17-year-old testified Wednesday that he and three teen-age friends from Polytechnic High School in Long Beach brutally executed a classmate last year near a desolate San Pedro cliff. The witness, whose name was withheld because he is a juvenile, testified for the prosecution in the Long Beach trial of Schuyler MacPherson, 19, Bryan Davis, 18, and Mike McDonald, 18. The three are charged with murdering 16-year-old Alexander Giraldo on Feb. 1, 1992.
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