Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsSentencing
IN THE NEWS

Sentencing

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1996
A South-Central Los Angeles woman who left her children alone in a filthy apartment was sentenced Thursday to a year in County Jail. Patricia Quiroz, 26, who had pleaded guilty to child abuse charges, also was placed by Superior Court Judge Jacqueline O'Connor on three years probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine and take parenting classes.
Advertisement
NEWS
July 15, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The crime: Another violent, small-change urban robbery. The criminals: Two rural teen-age Alaska Indians. The punishment: Banishment for one year on uninhabited islands with only hand tools and a little food. And for the victim: A new house. This experiment in cross-cultural jurisprudence was set in motion in a Washington state courtroom this week when a judge agreed to give old-fashioned tribal justice a chance to make right for all those involved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange lawyer convicted of stealing from his clients to pay his gambling debts was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison and ordered to repay more than $300,000 to his victims. After asking unsuccessfully to delay sentencing for two weeks so he could care for his ailing wife, who was also convicted in the thefts, attorney Leonard Basinger, 56, was taken into custody in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana.
NEWS
February 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist was sentenced to up to a year in jail for molesting a 16-year-old boy, one of dozens of children he had brought to live with him from the Pacific islands. Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, 73, pleaded guilty in Frederick, Md., to two counts of child abuse. The young man, now 24, came from Micronesia in 1987. Gajdusek won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on "slow viruses" that lie dormant before attacking the body.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | GREG RISLING, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A local man was sentenced this week to nine months in jail for abusing his girlfriend's two daughters in a case that a social worker described as the worst mental suffering by children she has seen in 10 years. A jury last month found 39-year-old Josef Burnett Cannon guilty of four counts of inflicting physical pain or mental suffering on a child and two counts of inflicting cruel or inhuman corporal punishment on a child.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER and TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Brentwood doctor was sentenced to 13 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting four female patients, including two women who were patients at a Panorama City clinic. Superior Court Judge Charles Horan imposed the sentence on Yahya Lavi, 56, during a hearing in Downtown Los Angeles, despite pleas by prosecutors to impose a tougher 37-year prison term. Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three members of the Mexican Mafia, including a reputed godfather of the violent prison gang, were sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole after a federal jury convicted them earlier this year of racketeering and conspiracy charges. A fourth defendant, 27-year-old Juan "China Boy" Arias, received a 32-year sentence in federal prison, partly because of his young age, the judge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two members of the Mexican Mafia--convicted in May after a seven-month federal trial that prosecutors hailed as a serious blow against the secretive prison gang--were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. True to the code of silence in which members deny the organization's very existence, Randy "Cowboy" Therrien, 37, of Moreno Valley, looked straight ahead and said nothing when U.S. District Judge Ronald S.W.
NEWS
April 18, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a high-profile case of a retired Navy officer convicted of killing the neighborhood bully, a judge reduced the conviction Thursday from murder to manslaughter and gave the killer a lighter sentence than prosecutors and the victim's family had sought. Superior Court Judge William Mudd said the victim, John Harper Jr.
NATIONAL
July 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MICHIGAN * A teenager who survived a suicide pact that killed her husband was sentenced to prison for her role in the rape of a teenage girl. In a Lansing courtroom, Circuit Judge Thomas Brown sentenced Jennifer Holey, 19, to four to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said. Holey had pleaded no contest to criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors accused Holey of helping in her husband's April 1 rape of the 14-year-old.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|