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March 25, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A law enforcement task force investigating for nearly five years the murders of 43 female prostitutes and hitchhikers announced Wednesday that 26 of the murders have been solved, although in 16 of the 26 cases there is not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. Authorities said they believe the 16 murders were committed by two men currently in prison for attacking women. "We do not have enough (evidence) to criminally charge them at this time and we may never," said Dist. Atty. Edwin L.
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July 14, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Navy mechanic accused of fatally stabbing six women in a crime rampage that led to the largest police manhunt in this city's history was found guilty Tuesday of all 27 counts against him. The jury deliberated for 10 days before reaching a verdict against Cleophus Prince Jr., 25, who could be sentenced to death in the gas chamber in the penalty phase of the trial, which begins Aug. 3 in San Diego County Superior Court.
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March 5, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 23-year-old Alabama man suspected in the serial killings of five women here lived in the same apartment complex as two of the victims and lived near the other three, authorities said Monday. Cleophus Prince Jr. was arrested Sunday in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. He was charged Monday by the San Diego County district attorney's office on five counts of murder. He is expected to be extradited by the end of the month, a spokesman for the district attorney's office said.
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April 7, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the biggest murder trial in the city's history, in which a former Navy man is accused of stabbing to death six young women, San Diego has been plagued with an unusually high number of crimes against women. In three prominent cases, women were gunned down in public by estranged lovers, whom prosecutors say had stalked their victims for months. All three women had repeatedly obtained restraining orders, which proved useless.
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April 7, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of the biggest murder trial in the city's history, in which a former Navy man is accused of stabbing to death six young women, San Diego has been plagued with an unusually high number of crimes against women. In three prominent cases, women were gunned down in public by estranged lovers, whom prosecutors say had stalked their victims for months. All three women had repeatedly obtained restraining orders, which proved useless.
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July 14, 1993 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Navy mechanic accused of fatally stabbing six women in a crime rampage that led to the largest police manhunt in this city's history was found guilty Tuesday of all 27 counts against him. The jury deliberated for 10 days before reaching a verdict against Cleophus Prince Jr., 25, who could be sentenced to death in the gas chamber in the penalty phase of the trial, which begins Aug. 3 in San Diego County Superior Court.
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October 16, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have received 2,200 leads in connection with the serial stabbing deaths of five women but are no closer to catching the killer, officials said Monday. "A piece is still missing," said Police Capt. Dick Toneck. "If I had something to bring forth in the way of an arrest, I would relish that. But as it stands, we're sifting through all the clues and all the tips people have phoned in. We're just hoping one will lead to an arrest."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991
The arrest of a 23-year-old Alabama man in the serial slayings of five San Diego women has spurred a series of claims on the $30,000 reward established in the case. San Diego Police Officer Kelly Shay said she has begun sifting through thousands of tips received by police in the case and has received telephone calls from people who believe they earned the money.
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June 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cleophus Prince Jr., 23, of Birmingham, Ala., pleaded innocent in the serial slayings of five San Diego County women stabbed by an intruder who broke into their homes. The killings took place between January and September, 1990. Once the subject of the largest manhunt in San Diego history, Prince was ordered held without bail pending a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30.
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January 18, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 23-year-old Massachusetts man being held in a Las Vegas jail on suspicion of rape is no longer considered a suspect in the serial slayings of five women in the city's Clairemont and University City neighborhoods, San Diego police said Thursday. Louis Angel Mandez moved from New Bedford, Mass., to San Diego in October, about a month after 42-year-old Pamela Gail Clark and her 18-year-old daughter, Amber, were stabbed to death in University City on Sept. 13, authorities said.
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March 25, 1993 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A law enforcement task force investigating for nearly five years the murders of 43 female prostitutes and hitchhikers announced Wednesday that 26 of the murders have been solved, although in 16 of the 26 cases there is not enough evidence to bring criminal charges. Authorities said they believe the 16 murders were committed by two men currently in prison for attacking women. "We do not have enough (evidence) to criminally charge them at this time and we may never," said Dist. Atty. Edwin L.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cleophus Prince Jr., 23, of Birmingham, Ala., pleaded innocent in the serial slayings of five San Diego County women stabbed by an intruder who broke into their homes. The killings took place between January and September, 1990. Once the subject of the largest manhunt in San Diego history, Prince was ordered held without bail pending a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991
The arrest of a 23-year-old Alabama man in the serial slayings of five San Diego women has spurred a series of claims on the $30,000 reward established in the case. San Diego Police Officer Kelly Shay said she has begun sifting through thousands of tips received by police in the case and has received telephone calls from people who believe they earned the money.
NEWS
March 5, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 23-year-old Alabama man suspected in the serial killings of five women here lived in the same apartment complex as two of the victims and lived near the other three, authorities said Monday. Cleophus Prince Jr. was arrested Sunday in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala. He was charged Monday by the San Diego County district attorney's office on five counts of murder. He is expected to be extradited by the end of the month, a spokesman for the district attorney's office said.
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March 4, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest homicide investigation in this city's history came to an end Sunday with police announcing an arrest in the serial stabbing deaths of five women since Jan. 12 of last year. Cleophus Prince Jr., a 23-year-old construction worker, was apprehended by police in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., three hours after he had been released from the City Jail on an unrelated theft charge. At an afternoon press conference, investigators here were unusually guarded about the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 23-year-old Massachusetts man being held in a Las Vegas jail on suspicion of rape is no longer considered a suspect in the serial slayings of five women in the city's Clairemont and University City neighborhoods, San Diego police said Thursday. Louis Angel Mandez moved from New Bedford, Mass., to San Diego in October, about a month after 42-year-old Pamela Gail Clark and her 18-year-old daughter, Amber, were stabbed to death in University City on Sept. 13, authorities said.
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October 29, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Gainesville, Fla., more than 150 law enforcement officials joined forces to hunt for a killer believed to have murdered five college students in August. In Seattle, 60 investigators make up the Green River Task Force, charged with solving the killings of 47 women.
NEWS
March 4, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The largest homicide investigation in this city's history came to an end Sunday with police announcing an arrest in the serial stabbing deaths of five women since Jan. 12 of last year. Cleophus Prince Jr., a 23-year-old construction worker, was apprehended by police in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., three hours after he had been released from the City Jail on an unrelated theft charge. At an afternoon press conference, investigators here were unusually guarded about the case.
NEWS
October 29, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Gainesville, Fla., more than 150 law enforcement officials joined forces to hunt for a killer believed to have murdered five college students in August. In Seattle, 60 investigators make up the Green River Task Force, charged with solving the killings of 47 women.
NEWS
October 16, 1990 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have received 2,200 leads in connection with the serial stabbing deaths of five women but are no closer to catching the killer, officials said Monday. "A piece is still missing," said Police Capt. Dick Toneck. "If I had something to bring forth in the way of an arrest, I would relish that. But as it stands, we're sifting through all the clues and all the tips people have phoned in. We're just hoping one will lead to an arrest."
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