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NEWS
January 4, 1989
The Orange County district attorney's office, as expected, will appeal a judge's extraordinary reversal last month of a jury's murder conviction against an Anaheim woman, who claimed she suffered from postpartum psychosis when she ran over her 6-week-old son. In filing an appeal with the 4th District Court of Appeal, prosecutors said, they will argue that Superior Court Judge Robert R.
NEWS
December 13, 1991 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Thursday refused to allow defendants to evade a charge of murder on grounds they were drunk or mentally impaired when the killing occurred. The court unanimously rejected what prosecutors called an attempt to resurrect the controversial "diminished capacity" defense. The legal defense had been abolished by the Legislature and the voters under Proposition 8, a 1982 anti-crime initiative.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1989
When I was a medical student in Sacramento in the 1970s, I was a member of a multidisciplinary team of professionals who worked hundreds of hours a year attempting to help children who were battered, tortured, and mutilated by people who unfortunately had the biological capability of bearing them.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Postpartum psychosis specialists said Saturday that a judge's dramatic reversal of an Anaheim woman's murder conviction bolsters calls for a program to increase understanding of the disease. Legislation drafted this month by state Sen. Robert Presley (D-Riverside) would provide money for public education programs on postpartum psychosis and for the training of law enforcement and correctional officials in spotting victims. Superior Court Judge Robert R.
NEWS
February 4, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
The judge who declared that Sheryl Lynn Massip was temporarily insane when she killed her infant son Friday ordered the Anaheim woman to undergo a preliminary review of her psychiatric condition to determine whether she should be confined to a state mental institution. At the same time, Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert R.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review a challenge to a controversial ruling that allowed a mother who claimed she suffered from "postpartum psychosis" to escape a murder conviction for driving over her child with the family car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review a challenge to a controversial ruling that allowed an Anaheim mother who claimed she suffered from "postpartum psychosis" to escape a murder conviction for driving over her child with the family car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
An Anaheim woman, who sat in court crying continuously, was ordered to stand trial on murder charges for the death of her 6-week-old son last April. But North Municipal Judge Margaret Anderson reduced the bail for Sheryl Lynn Massip, 23, from $250,000 to $125,000, which could mean her early release from Orange County Jail. Massip is accused of running over the child, Michael A.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review a challenge to a controversial ruling that allowed a mother who claimed she suffered from "postpartum psychosis" to escape a murder conviction for driving over her child with the family car.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to review a challenge to a controversial ruling that allowed an Anaheim mother who claimed she suffered from "postpartum psychosis" to escape a murder conviction for driving over her child with the family car.
NEWS
June 22, 1990 | LILY ENG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge's controversial decision to set aside the murder conviction of an Anaheim woman who killed her baby in 1987 while in the throes of postpartum psychosis was unanimously upheld Thursday by a state appellate court. Sheryl Lynn Massip was the first murder defendant in Southern California to argue that the rare mental disorder, which causes vast emotional changes in some new mothers, made her legally insane at the time of the crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1990 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County prosecutor, seeking to overturn a judge's stunning 1988 acquittal of an Anaheim housewife who ran over her infant son with the family car, told an appellate court Wednesday that judges cannot be allowed to run rampant over the law.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
Eight months after her stunning acquittal on charges of murdering her newborn son with the family car, Sheryl Lynn Massip is making plans to remarry. But as hard as the 25-year-old woman tries to put her life back together, she is still confronted by painful reminders of her past. Massip, a production worker and then an administrative secretary for the last several months at an undisclosed Orange County printing firm, was laid off last week--partly as a result, she contends, of her notoriety.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Friday ignored a recommendation that Sheryl Lynn Massip be confined to a state mental hospital and ordered her to undergo at least a year of outpatient therapy to determine whether she has recovered from a psychosis that led her to kill her infant son 2 years ago. Judge Robert R.
NEWS
March 11, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Friday ignored a recommendation that Sheryl Lynn Massip be confined to a state mental hospital and ordered her to undergo at least a year of outpatient therapy to determine whether she has recovered from a psychosis that led her to kill her infant son two years ago. Judge Robert R.
NEWS
November 18, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
An Orange County jury convicted Sheryl Lynn Massip of second-degree murder Thursday, rejecting the Anaheim housewife's claim that she was suffering from postpartum psychosis when she ran over her 6-week-old son with the family car last year. Massip, 24, was the first murder defendant in Southern California to use postpartum psychosis as a defense, claiming she was temporarily insane at the time of the killing.
NEWS
March 11, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge Friday ignored a recommendation that Sheryl Lynn Massip be confined to a state mental hospital and ordered her to undergo at least a year of outpatient therapy to determine whether she has recovered from a psychosis that led her to kill her infant son two years ago. Judge Robert R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1989 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
A confidential report recommends that Sheryl Lynn Massip be confined to a psychiatric institution for at least 6 months to evaluate whether she has recovered from a psychotic illness that contributed to the killing of her infant son, officials said Monday. The report, completed last week by county health officials, will help Superior Court Judge Robert R.
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