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June 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
The federal judge in Oliver L. North's case today delayed Friday's sentencing of the fired Ronald Reagan White House aide until July 5 to hear defense misconduct complaints about one of North's jurors, court papers showed. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell put off North's sentencing so that he can hold a June 28 hearing at defense lawyers' request. The hearing apparently concerns juror Tara King, who told reporters after the trial that she had once used cocaine. She said she did not use cocaine during the eight-week trial.
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BUSINESS
June 26, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The judge presiding over Martha Stewart's obstruction-of-justice case has postponed her sentencing for eight days so defense attorneys can file court papers, prosecutors said. Stewart, who was scheduled to be sentenced July 8, will come before U.S. District Judge Miriam Cedarbaum on July 16. Stewart faces 10 to 16 months in federal prison for obstructing a federal investigation into why she sold stock in ImClone Systems Inc. in December 2001.
NATIONAL
December 24, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The Montana judge who sparked ire by sentencing a former teacher to 30 days in jail for the rape of a  14-year-old girl has ordered a man convicted of punching his girlfriend to write “Boys do not hit girls,” 5,000 times. District Judge G. Todd Baugh, whose actions in the rape case sparked a national furor and a petition drive to have state officials take disciplinary action, sentenced Pace Anthony Ferguson on Monday to the writing exercise, in addition to six months in jail, for fracturing the woman's face in three places during an August 2012 argument.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The sentencing of a Ventura woman convicted of murder for participating in the 1998 slaying of a teenage girl has been delayed to allow defense attorneys time to prepare a motion for a new trial. Bridget Callahan, 30, fired her former attorney this week, days before her scheduled sentencing. She is facing a life prison term. Superior Court Judge Vincent J. O'Neill Jr. agreed to postpone the hearing to Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2010 | By Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles prosecutor urged a judge today to deny Roman Polanski's request to be sentenced in a three-decade-old child sex case without surrendering to U.S. authorities. In papers filed in Superior Court, Deputy Dist. Atty. David Walgren wrote that sentencing in absentia was "absolutely inappropriate" given Polanski's continued refusal to return to the U.S. Polanski "as a fugitive and convicted child rapist, must not be permitted to instruct this court how to proceed." "Mr. Polanski must surrender," the prosecutor wrote in the filing submitted to Judge Peter Espinoza in advance of a Jan. 22 hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A self-proclaimed homeless gang member convicted of murdering two car salesmen and two other men within a seven-month period in East Los Angeles was sentenced to death Friday. A Los Angeles jury convicted Angel Mendoza, 39, in October of four counts of murder, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and multiple special allegations. The death penalty was recommended by the jury and affirmed by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen. A parole officer who completed the pre-sentencing investigation said Mendoza showed no remorse for the killings and remained troubled by mental illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2013 | James Barragan
A Tarzana man was sentenced Tuesday to 23 years and four months in state prison for fatally shooting his ex-wife and trying to kill her boyfriend. L.A. County Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Brandolino sentenced Hrant Meguerian, 60, for convictions of voluntary manslaughter and second-degree attempted murder. During the sentencing, which was attended by Meguerian's adult son and daughter, Brandolino said called the case “tragic.” Deputy L.A. County District Attorney Rena Durrant said the case was difficult for Meguerian family members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Sentencing for Cynthia Lynn Coffman and James Gregory Marlow, who received jury death verdicts for the murder of a young Redlands woman, has been postponed until Aug. 30 at the request of Coffman's attorneys. Coffman and Marlow are scheduled to be brought to Orange County from San Bernardino after sentencing to stand trial in the murder of a young Huntington Beach woman who was killed Nov. 12, 1986, just five days after the Redlands victim. Coffman attorney Donald W. Jordan Jr.
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August 19, 1989 | TED JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
James Allen Hydrick, a martial arts expert and reputed escape artist who claims to have psychic powers, was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison for molesting five Huntington Beach boys last year. Hydrick, 30, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of felony child molestation last week in a bargain with prosecutors, who agreed in turn not to seek the maximum 33-year sentence.
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