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September 6, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far back as 1974, county social workers suspected that Sharon Conley and Ronald Wesselmann were abusing, neglecting and, more recently, killing their children, records show. But for 18 years, the system gave the youngsters little protection as complaints--at least eight from 1982 and 1987--came in from neighbors, school personnel and others.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As far back as 1974, county social workers suspected that Sharon Conley and Ronald Wesselmann were abusing, neglecting and, more recently, killing their children, records show. But for 18 years, the system gave the youngsters little protection as complaints--at least eight from 1982 and 1987--came in from neighbors, school personnel and others.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1992 | From staff and wire reports
Two Antelope Valley couples were arrested in unrelated incidents on charges of mistreating infants--a newborn boy found dead in a trash bin in Quartz Hill and a 4 1/2-month-old Palmdale girl declared brain-dead due to physical and drug abuse--the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported Wednesday. Sharon Conley, 34, and Ronald Wesselman, 38, were arrested about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their apartment in the 4200 block of Avenue L in Quartz Hill, said Deputy Larry Mead.
OPINION
May 31, 2002
Re the L.A. Convention Center: Why are we struggling to enhance the moribund Convention Center with a football stadium to be used perhaps one-sixth of the year? Why are we trying to compound the mistake by building a hotel to service this white elephant? I suggest that L.A. tear down the failed Convention Center and build a school on the site. There might even be room for two schools. Frances Spielberg Pacific Palisades Michael Ramirez's May 25 political cartoon, "No taxpayer money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995
In a case that helped draw attention to the Antelope Valley's child abuse problems, a woman accused of killing her two infant children has pleaded no-contest to second-degree murder in the deaths. Sharon F. Conley, 37, of Quartz Hill, and Ronald E. Wesselmann, 40, were arrested in February, 1992, after a dead newborn boy was found inside a trash bag in a dumpster near the couple's apartment in Quartz Hill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1993 | SHARON MOESER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Quartz Hill man was sentenced Friday to 11 years in state prison for killing his newborn child. Ronald E. Wesselmann, 39, received the maximum sentence after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in one of the Antelope Valley's most gruesome child-abuse slayings. Wesselmann's wife, Sharon F. Conley, earlier was ordered to stand trial for first-degree murder in the case. She also is charged with murder in the 1987 death of another newborn.
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February 9, 1989 | SYBIL BAKER, Baker is a free-lance writer in Los Angeles.
Mary, poor woman, has had a hard day at the office, and all she wants to do is read the paper. But her husband, Harry, keeps wringing his hands over his little apron and trying to talk to her. Mary's eyes roll. Her teeth clench. Her newspaper rattles. "Why won't you listen!" Harry says. "Stop getting hysterical!" she responds. But finally, Mary feels sorry for Harry, and takes him on her lap. The audience explodes in laughter. "It works. It works like gangbusters!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 | PHIL SNEIDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman accused of killing two infant children in a case that helped draw attention to the Antelope Valley's child abuse problems, has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder. Sharon F. Conley, 37, of Quartz Hill, and Ronald E. Wesselmann, 40, were arrested in February, 1992, after a dead newborn boy was found inside a trash bag in a dumpster near the couple's apartment.
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