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October 4, 1993 | E. J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young, disgruntled employee who believed that he was unfairly passed over for a promotion was arrested for the execution-style slayings of two Target department store employees in the eastern San Gabriel Valley community of La Verne, police said Sunday. Sergio Nelson, 19, who had no criminal record, was arrested at his Pomona home, where he lives with his grandmother, aunt and cousin, La Verne police said. He was being held without bail in the city jail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1993 | E. J. GONG JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young, disgruntled employee who believed that he was unfairly passed over for a promotion was arrested for the execution-style slayings of two Target department store employees in the eastern San Gabriel Valley community of La Verne, police said Sunday. Sergio Nelson, 19, who had no criminal record, was arrested at his Pomona home, where he lives with his grandmother, aunt and cousin, La Verne police said. He was being held without bail in the city jail.
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December 21, 1994
A mistrial was declared Tuesday in the penalty phase of the murder trial of Sergio Nelson, 20, a La Verne man convicted of killing two Target store co-workers in La Verne last year. A Pomona Superior Court jury Dec. 13 found Nelson guilty of first-degree murder in the Oct. 2, 1993, deaths of Robin Shirley, 23, and Lee Thompson, 22, both of Pomona.
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October 17, 1993
A plea of not guilty by the suspected killer of two La Verne Target store employees prompted a brief outburst last week in Pomona Municipal Court by the husband of one victim. Robert Shirley shouted incredulously "Not guilty? Not guilty!" when Sergio Nelson, 19, of La Verne entered the plea during an arraignment hearing, said Sgt. Henry Hoppe of the Los Angeles County Marshal's Department.
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February 23, 1995
A new jury will be selected next month to decide whether a 20-year-old La Verne man should die in the gas chamber for killing two co-workers. Last week, Pomona Superior Court Judge Clarence Stromwall set March 28 for a retrial in the penalty phase of Sergio Nelson's murder conviction. Nelson did not appear in court for the date-setting hearing. Nelson was convicted in December of first-degree murder in the October, 1993, shooting deaths of Robin Shirley, 32, and Lee Thompson, 22, both of Pomona.
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December 22, 1994 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors probably will ask for a second jury to be called in the penalty phase of Sergio Nelson's murder trial, after a first jury deadlocked earlier this week, said Richard Jenkins, head deputy district attorney in Pomona. Nelson, 20, of La Verne, was found guilty Dec. 13 of first-degree murder in the Oct. 2, 1993, deaths of Robin Shirley, 23, and Lee Thompson, 22, both of Pomona.
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