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February 22, 1988 | PATT MORRISON and ANN WIENER, Times Staff Writers
They arose early and got themselves all decked out: she in a midcalf dress of some soft beige, he in a jacket and tie--the first tie Scott Roston's roommate had ever seen him wear. Scott Roston and Karen Waltz raced to Las Vegas on Feb. 4 in his leased red Toyota two-seater and were wed in a $25 civil ceremony in a marriage commissioner's office enlivened by some blue and white artificial flowers. Then they raced back to Santa Monica.
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October 3, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual move, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Santa Monica chiropractor to life in prison for strangling his wife and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise to Mexico. "This is one of the cruelest murders I've ever seen," said U.S. District Judge James A.
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October 3, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual move, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday sentenced a Santa Monica chiropractor to life in prison for strangling his wife and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise to Mexico. "This is one of the cruelest murders I've ever seen," said U.S. District Judge James A.
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March 23, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Scott Roston, a Santa Monica chiropractor who claimed that his bride was murdered by Israeli agents in a campaign of terror against him, was convicted Wednesday of strangling her himself and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise. Roston, 36, sagged when a Los Angeles federal court jury found him guilty of second-degree murder on the high seas. His lawyer said he would challenge the authority of American officials to prosecute the killing, which occurred outside U.S.
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March 17, 1989 | KIM MURPHY and STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer and From staff and wire reports
One of two Israeli nationals who were aboard a Mexico cruise ship when Karen Roston died on her honeymoon appeared Thursday as a surprise prosecution witness, announcing he was not a secret agent for the Israeli government, but a wedding photographer on vacation. Maurice Haziza's testimony in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles landed a strong blow to Scott Roston's claim that Israeli agents had strangled his wife, hoisted her overboard and tried to frame him for the murder.
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March 23, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Scott Roston, a Santa Monica chiropractor who claimed that his bride was murdered by Israeli agents in a campaign of terror against him, was convicted Wednesday of strangling her himself and throwing her overboard on the last night of their honeymoon cruise. Roston, 36, sagged when a Los Angeles federal court jury found him guilty of second-degree murder on the high seas. His lawyer said he would challenge the authority of American officials to prosecute the killing, which occurred outside U.S.
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March 2, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a bright Saturday afternoon in February, 1988, when Coast Guard searchers spotted the body of Karen Waltz Roston in the ocean off the coast of San Diego. Her bruised and bloodied face were the first concrete indications that Roston's honeymoon cruise to Mexico might not have ended as her new husband had said. Scott Roston had told the cruise ship's captain that his 26-year-old wife had fallen overboard. The bruises on her forehead and neck belied that explanation, authorities contend.
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March 8, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Hours after his new bride tumbled overboard to her death from their honeymoon cruise ship, Scott Roston told the ship's physician that his wife had insisted they get married and had told him that "God must love her to make her so happy, to bring us together." "She just said that . . . it scares her sometimes how happy she's been with me and with us getting married, you know," Roston said. His tape-recorded voice sounded flat and tired during most of the interview that Dr. Wesley K.W.
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March 15, 1989
An attorney defending a Santa Monica man accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon cruise abruptly concluded his defense Tuesday after introducing a single exhibit showing that two Israeli nationals were aboard for the cruise from San Pedro to Mexico. No witnesses were called.
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March 9, 1988 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
A Santa Monica chiropractor was indicted on a second-degree federal murder charge Tuesday, accused of killing his bride of nine days by "beating her, strangling her and throwing her overboard" from their honeymoon cruise ship last month. Scott Robin Roston, 36, has claimed that vengeful Israeli agents killed his wife to frame him in retaliation for his 1987 book criticizing his "torture" by what he called the "Israeli Mafia."
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March 17, 1989 | KIM MURPHY and STEVE HARVEY, Times Staff Writer and From staff and wire reports
One of two Israeli nationals who were aboard a Mexico cruise ship when Karen Roston died on her honeymoon appeared Thursday as a surprise prosecution witness, announcing he was not a secret agent for the Israeli government, but a wedding photographer on vacation. Maurice Haziza's testimony in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles landed a strong blow to Scott Roston's claim that Israeli agents had strangled his wife, hoisted her overboard and tried to frame him for the murder.
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March 15, 1989
An attorney defending a Santa Monica man accused of murdering his wife on their honeymoon cruise abruptly concluded his defense Tuesday after introducing a single exhibit showing that two Israeli nationals were aboard for the cruise from San Pedro to Mexico. No witnesses were called.
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March 8, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Hours after his new bride tumbled overboard to her death from their honeymoon cruise ship, Scott Roston told the ship's physician that his wife had insisted they get married and had told him that "God must love her to make her so happy, to bring us together." "She just said that . . . it scares her sometimes how happy she's been with me and with us getting married, you know," Roston said. His tape-recorded voice sounded flat and tired during most of the interview that Dr. Wesley K.W.
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March 2, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a bright Saturday afternoon in February, 1988, when Coast Guard searchers spotted the body of Karen Waltz Roston in the ocean off the coast of San Diego. Her bruised and bloodied face were the first concrete indications that Roston's honeymoon cruise to Mexico might not have ended as her new husband had said. Scott Roston had told the cruise ship's captain that his 26-year-old wife had fallen overboard. The bruises on her forehead and neck belied that explanation, authorities contend.
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February 22, 1988 | PATT MORRISON and ANN WIENER, Times Staff Writers
They arose early and got themselves all decked out: she in a midcalf dress of some soft beige, he in a jacket and tie--the first tie Scott Roston's roommate had ever seen him wear. Scott Roston and Karen Waltz raced to Las Vegas on Feb. 4 in his leased red Toyota two-seater and were wed in a $25 civil ceremony in a marriage commissioner's office enlivened by some blue and white artificial flowers. Then they raced back to Santa Monica.
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March 2, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
It was a bright Saturday afternoon in February, the sun suspended over a glassy sea, when Coast Guard searchers spotted two tiny points of white bobbing in the water off the coast of San Diego. The cutter moved in closer, and the two spots became the toes of Karen Waltz Roston's tennis shoes, floating in the still Pacific above her bruised and bloodied face--the first concrete indication that Roston's honeymoon cruise to Mexico might not have ended as her new husband had said.
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February 17, 1988 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ, United Press International
A honeymooning bride who plunged to her death from the deck of a luxury liner drowned after she was choked and thrown overboard, a coroner's opinion released Tuesday showed. And in a bizarre twist, the woman's husband, Scott R. Roston, insisted Tuesday that Israeli agents murdered his wife and tried to frame him in retaliation for what he claims was his expose of "the countless crimes" committed by the Israeli government. The body of Karen W.
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