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October 20, 1998
Community activists plan to announce today the creation of a foundation in memory of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old girl from South-Central Los Angeles who was killed in a Nevada Casino last year. Iverson was strangled and sexually attacked in a bathroom stall by Jeremy Strohmeyer, a Long Beach teenager who was sentenced to life in prison last week after pleading guilty to the murder.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2000
A bill inspired by the murder of a local 7-year-old girl in a Nevada casino was signed into law Monday by Gov. Gray Davis. The legislation, authored by Assemblyman Tom Torlakson (D-Antioch), makes it a crime to witness the sexual assault of a minor without notifying police. The bill became known as the Sherrice Iverson Good Samaritan Law because it was inspired by the 1997 slaying of the girl at a casino in Primm, Nev.
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NEWS
June 22, 1997
Re Robin Abcarian's column "Is Casino Culpable in Girl's Death?" (June 4): When it comes to freedom, the individual is all-important, but when it comes to responsibility, it's always the big, bad corporation that's accountable. Is the Primadonna Casino responsible for what happened to Sherrice Iverson? I wouldn't expect their surveillance cameras to capture the comings and goings of every person in and out of every restroom in the complex at all times of the day and night. The killer is responsible, of course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1998
Community activists plan to announce today the creation of a foundation in memory of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old girl from South-Central Los Angeles who was killed in a Nevada Casino last year. Iverson was strangled and sexually attacked in a bathroom stall by Jeremy Strohmeyer, a Long Beach teenager who was sentenced to life in prison last week after pleading guilty to the murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998
Reading through your July 19 article on Jeremy Strohmeyer and the tragic events that led to the death of Sherrice Iverson, I was struck by the appalling attitude of this young man and his friends, and in particular, David Cash. That someone could so callously murder a young child is baffling enough, but to discover that it seemed entirely preventable is truly puzzling. Why was this young child allowed to wander and play in a casino unsupervised? Why didn't Cash stop his friend from harming Sherrice?
OPINION
September 6, 1998
Regarding [Sherrice Iverson's mother] Yolanda Manuel's campaign to get David Cash charged with being an accessory to murder in the death of her daughter, she is pursuing the wrong person here. Cash is guilty of nothing more than being self-centered and ignorant. If we locked up everyone who is self-centered and ignorant, the streets would be empty. The real accessory to murder is the child's father. He committed the crimes of neglect and child endangerment when he allowed his 7-year-old child to play unsupervised in a gambling casino arcade at 3:30 a.m. and ignored the warnings of the casino's security guards to remove her from the premises for her own good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1997
So now it's the casino's fault that Sherrice Iverson was killed ("Slaying Fuels Debate Over Safety in Casinos," May 29). How sad that LeRoy Iverson has chosen the tragedy of his daughter's death to pass the blame onto someone else. Who left Sherrice in the arcade in the middle of the night while he went gambling? Iverson's lack of parental responsibility in this case is unconscionable, and his attempt to somehow blame the casino for his terrible mistake is merely another example of Americans' tendency to play the victim and pass the buck.
NEWS
July 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
The teenager accused of raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl in a casino bathroom was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday after authorities quietly extradited him from California. Jeremy Strohmeyer, 18, of Long Beach, was taken from the Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday afternoon and flown to Las Vegas. He was booked into jail about 3:30 p.m., according to Metro Police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1998 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A La Palma youth who is a witness in the Nevada casino slaying of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson will be the target of protesters chartering a bus next week to UC Berkeley to seek his expulsion, an organizer said Thursday. David Cash Jr., 19, a friend of the Long Beach youth charged with molesting and strangling the girl in a casino bathroom last year, has said he saw Jeremy Strohmeyer attacking the girl but he walked away.
OPINION
September 6, 1998 | EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is the author of "The Crisis in Black and Black" (Middle Passage Press, 1998). E-mail: ehutchi344 @aol.com
There is little disagreement about two things in the murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson: 19-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer admitted to police that he murdered Iverson in the women's restroom at the Primadonna casino near Las Vegas on May 25, 1997; his friend David Cash witnessed at least part of the assault on Iverson and did nothing to stop it. After that it gets murky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The spokesman for the mother of the girl slain last year in a Nevada casino denounced the girl's parents Thursday, saying they were more interested in money than justice. Community activist Najee Ali said he would no longer act as the spokesman for Yolanda Manuel, mother of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old who was sexually assaulted and strangled in a casino restroom. "Yolanda wants to make money off her child's death," said Ali, standing by Sherrice's grave.
OPINION
September 6, 1998
Regarding [Sherrice Iverson's mother] Yolanda Manuel's campaign to get David Cash charged with being an accessory to murder in the death of her daughter, she is pursuing the wrong person here. Cash is guilty of nothing more than being self-centered and ignorant. If we locked up everyone who is self-centered and ignorant, the streets would be empty. The real accessory to murder is the child's father. He committed the crimes of neglect and child endangerment when he allowed his 7-year-old child to play unsupervised in a gambling casino arcade at 3:30 a.m. and ignored the warnings of the casino's security guards to remove her from the premises for her own good.
OPINION
September 6, 1998 | EARL OFARI HUTCHINSON, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is the author of "The Crisis in Black and Black" (Middle Passage Press, 1998). E-mail: ehutchi344 @aol.com
There is little disagreement about two things in the murder of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson: 19-year-old Jeremy Strohmeyer admitted to police that he murdered Iverson in the women's restroom at the Primadonna casino near Las Vegas on May 25, 1997; his friend David Cash witnessed at least part of the assault on Iverson and did nothing to stop it. After that it gets murky.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1998 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
A La Palma youth who is a witness in the Nevada casino slaying of 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson will be the target of protesters chartering a bus next week to UC Berkeley to seek his expulsion, an organizer said Thursday. David Cash Jr., 19, a friend of the Long Beach youth charged with molesting and strangling the girl in a casino bathroom last year, has said he saw Jeremy Strohmeyer attacking the girl but he walked away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1998
Reading through your July 19 article on Jeremy Strohmeyer and the tragic events that led to the death of Sherrice Iverson, I was struck by the appalling attitude of this young man and his friends, and in particular, David Cash. That someone could so callously murder a young child is baffling enough, but to discover that it seemed entirely preventable is truly puzzling. Why was this young child allowed to wander and play in a casino unsupervised? Why didn't Cash stop his friend from harming Sherrice?
NEWS
July 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
The teenager accused of raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl in a casino bathroom was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday after authorities quietly extradited him from California. Jeremy Strohmeyer, 18, of Long Beach, was taken from the Los Angeles County Jail on Tuesday afternoon and flown to Las Vegas. He was booked into jail about 3:30 p.m., according to Metro Police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1998 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The spokesman for the mother of the girl slain last year in a Nevada casino denounced the girl's parents Thursday, saying they were more interested in money than justice. Community activist Najee Ali said he would no longer act as the spokesman for Yolanda Manuel, mother of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old who was sexually assaulted and strangled in a casino restroom. "Yolanda wants to make money off her child's death," said Ali, standing by Sherrice's grave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Several hundred family members, friends and neighbors gathered at a South Los Angeles church Saturday to mourn the death of Sherrice Iverson, the 7-year-old girl slain in a Nevada casino over the Memorial Day weekend. The little girl's body lay in a white casket under a mantle of pink and white carnations and roses. She was described as a "beautiful bud" and "God's angel." Several family members, including her mother, Yolanda Renee Manuel, wore white and were adorned with white ribbons, a symbol, they said, of innocence lost.
NEWS
June 22, 1997
Re Robin Abcarian's column "Is Casino Culpable in Girl's Death?" (June 4): When it comes to freedom, the individual is all-important, but when it comes to responsibility, it's always the big, bad corporation that's accountable. Is the Primadonna Casino responsible for what happened to Sherrice Iverson? I wouldn't expect their surveillance cameras to capture the comings and goings of every person in and out of every restroom in the complex at all times of the day and night. The killer is responsible, of course.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1997
So now it's the casino's fault that Sherrice Iverson was killed ("Slaying Fuels Debate Over Safety in Casinos," May 29). How sad that LeRoy Iverson has chosen the tragedy of his daughter's death to pass the blame onto someone else. Who left Sherrice in the arcade in the middle of the night while he went gambling? Iverson's lack of parental responsibility in this case is unconscionable, and his attempt to somehow blame the casino for his terrible mistake is merely another example of Americans' tendency to play the victim and pass the buck.
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