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October 3, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She will wear white lace. He'll be in jeans. Her ring is gold; his is platinum. She is Catholic; he worships Satan. If love does indeed conquer all, and this bride is betting her life that it does, then "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez and former magazine editor Doreen Lioy should live happily ever after. Or, at least until death do them part--which, in view of the fact that the groom resides on death row, is more likely to occur sooner than later.
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June 23, 1999 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury convicted killer Glen Edward Rogers of a second murder Tuesday, then began hearing testimony on whether he should live or die. Rogers, 37, already sentenced to death in Florida, sat immobile as the clerk announced that he had been found guilty of another first-degree murder. His brother and mother, both in the courtroom, declined to comment.
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February 12, 1989 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
In Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, prosecutors will present evidence of the gruesome murders of Vincent and Maxine Zazzara, allegedly committed by Night Stalker defendant Richard Ramirez. But Grace Zazzara Bertorelli would like her parents to be remembered not for how they died but how they lived. "Nothing can bring them back. But it's important to honor their memories," said Bertorelli, 31.
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October 3, 1996 | PAMELA WARRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She will wear white lace. He'll be in jeans. Her ring is gold; his is platinum. She is Catholic; he worships Satan. If love does indeed conquer all, and this bride is betting her life that it does, then "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez and former magazine editor Doreen Lioy should live happily ever after. Or, at least until death do them part--which, in view of the fact that the groom resides on death row, is more likely to occur sooner than later.
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February 26, 1989 | WILLIAM OVEREND and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writers
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, who sometimes preached as a lay minister to county jail inmates, was described Saturday by a lawyer as "stunned and devastated" at his arrest as a suspect in the murder of three South-Central area prostitutes. While an investigation into the killings continued, Rickey Ross, 40, was held for his own protection in an isolated cell at the Los Angeles Police Department's Parker Center headquarters.
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September 6, 1989
Former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rickey Ross Tuesday filed a $400-million suit against the city of Los Angeles and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates for alleged civil rights violations stemming from his arrest on murder charges. Ross was held for 82 days earlier this year on suspicion of killing three South-Central Los Angeles prostitutes, largely due to Los Angeles Police Department ballistics tests linking his gun to the murders.
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March 28, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
A convicted killer in Alabama awaiting trial in four murders there has confessed to the slayings of two women in Los Angeles, one of whom had been listed as a victim of the so-called Southside Serial Killer, Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block announced Friday.
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February 22, 1989 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
Several community activists Tuesday complained to the Police Commission that the Los Angeles Police Department is mishandling and covering up an investigation of what appear to be serial killings of prostitutes in the South-Central area.
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April 19, 1989 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
When Louis Craine confessed last year to three murders linked to the Southside Slayer killings of prostitutes, it hardly seemed likely that things could get much gloomier for the unemployed construction worker with an IQ of 69. But that was before his own parents and siblings began talking to police, providing information that could undermine the main thrust of Craine's defense as he seeks to avoid the gas chamber. Their testimony as prosecution witnesses in his serial-murder trial is likely to figure prominently in jury deliberations, expected to begin today.
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May 20, 1989 | EDWIN CHEN, Times Staff Writer
The district attorney's office announced Friday that it will begin hiring independent firearms experts to selectively "verify or further scrutinize" results of firearms analysis performed by the Los Angeles Police Department. In some cases, prosecutors might even bypass the LAPD crime lab altogether, although "that has not been entirely worked out," said Sterling E. Norris, the deputy district attorney in charge of special trials. Discredited Tests The emerging policy was announced by Norris after he and another senior prosecutor, Peter Bozanich, met Friday with Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates.
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May 8, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In his first formal appearance in a Florida courtroom since his extradition from Kentucky, accused serial killer Glen Rogers stood silent during arraignment Tuesday as a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Rogers, suspected of killing four women in a cross-country rampage that began in Van Nuys, is charged in Florida with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Tina Marie Cribbs, whose body was found in a Tampa motel bathtub in November.
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May 2, 1996 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Accused serial killer Glen Rogers, whose first alleged victim was slain in Van Nuys, was extradited Wednesday from Kentucky to Tampa, Fla., to stand trial. Rogers has been accused of killing women in four states, and California, Louisiana and Florida all wanted to put him on trial. Authorities in Mississippi also have a murder charge pending but decided to await action by the other states. Gov.
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November 21, 1995 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court hearing scheduled today for extradition requests involving alleged serial killer Glen Rogers has been postponed because formal written requests have yet to be received, Kentucky officials said Monday. Instead, Rogers will be arraigned in Madison County Circuit Court on local felony charges of wanton endangerment and criminal mischief, which stem from his Nov. 13 arrest near Richmond after a high-speed chase by Kentucky state troopers.
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November 9, 1995
A nationwide hunt continued Wednesday for a former Van Nuys man sought in connection with four grisly deaths--three involving women who were found strangled or stabbed to death, while a detective on the case indicated that the total slayings could grow to 10. Police in Tampa, Fla.
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November 9, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JULIE TAMAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A nationwide hunt continued Wednesday for a former Van Nuys man sought in connection with four grisly deaths--three involving women who were found strangled or stabbed to death, while a detective on the case indicated the total slayings could grow as high as 10. Police in Tampa, Fla.
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June 30, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just hours after he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for strangling nine prostitutes in Austria and the Los Angeles area, an infamous author-inmate was found dead in his Austrian prison cell Wednesday, an apparent suicide victim. The body of Jack Unterweger, 43, was found hanging from a curtain rod, according to the Austrian Ministry of Justice. Officials said he apparently had used a cord from his jogging pants to hang himself.
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December 15, 1991 | LESLIE BERGER and MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A churchgoing couple are slain in their Granada Hills home, their two children, ages 4 and 6, are not spared. Less than a month later, a hard-working catering truck owner is stabbed and shot to death, his body left with those of his 13-year-old son and three employees off a remote canyon road in Sun Valley. Earlier this year, two teen-age friends are forced to lie on the floor of a Subway sandwich shop in Northridge, then both are shot in the head execution-style after a robbery.
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November 9, 1995 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JULIE TAMAKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A nationwide hunt continued Wednesday for a former Van Nuys man sought in connection with four grisly deaths--three involving women who were found strangled or stabbed to death, while a detective on the case indicated the total slayings could grow as high as 10. Police in Tampa, Fla.
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May 30, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD and SONIA NAZARIO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Residents in the tough neighborhoods of north Harbor City have grown used to living with gangbanging and drug dealing, with the bullets that occasionally rip through their walls, and with the crack addicts who drift into the area looking for a buy and somebody to rob. But now a different kind of violence has come to their streets, one that has further unnerved even these crime-weary residents.
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April 3, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors say that although they do not have enough evidence against convicted Austrian murderer Jack Unterweger to file charges against him in the deaths of three prostitutes in Los Angeles, the former disc jockey is still their prime suspect. "The cases are still under investigation," Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael J. Montagna said earlier this week. "We know he was in the Los Angeles area at the time those three women died.
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