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November 29, 2004 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
Steven Gates figured his criminal past was so far behind him that his friends and colleagues would never learn of it. He was married, lived in a prestigious neighborhood in San Bernardino County, attended church regularly, had built a successful career in sales and owned a business with his wife. Then came the breathless phone call from his mother one night: You are on the Discovery Channel, she told him.
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November 29, 2004 | Maura Dolan, Times Staff Writer
Steven Gates figured his criminal past was so far behind him that his friends and colleagues would never learn of it. He was married, lived in a prestigious neighborhood in San Bernardino County, attended church regularly, had built a successful career in sales and owned a business with his wife. Then came the breathless phone call from his mother one night: You are on the Discovery Channel, she told him.
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November 4, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
When the recruit staggered out of the Thunderdome pugil-stick arena, he had the early signs of concussion: glassy eyes, confusion, unsteadiness on his feet. His face had been gashed by a smashing blow from his opponent — another would-be Marine desperate to please drill instructors with a display of unrelenting aggression. Not that long ago, the drill instructors might have ordered the woozy recruit back into line for another session. But times have changed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
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September 1, 1988 | United Press International
Police using tear gas and percussion grenades early today stormed the home of a 65-year-old Los Angeles woman who had held them off for three days, shooting her with an electric stun gun as she cowered under a blanket in the bathtub. Barbara Maxson was arrested at 4 a.m. and taken to Torrance Memorial Hospital Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation, police said. Wednesday evening the woman had fired a gun through a sliding glass door, grazing the head of Capt.
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June 26, 1992 | From Associated Press
A car lot owner charged with masterminding a scheme to kill one of his salesmen hired a hit man from Mexico to fatally shoot the salesman, a prosecutor charged. The accused man, William Wayne Nix Jr., hired a hit man from the so-called Mexican Mafia before longtime salesman Salvatore Ruscitti was gunned down in the doorway of his Leucadia home Sept. 17, 1988, Assistant U.S. Atty. Larry Burns charged in a trial brief filed in court Wednesday.
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July 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
Two men accused of conspiring to kill a Leucadia car salesman decided to accept plea bargains in exchange for their testimony against a co-defendant. Rocky T. Holton and Steven Gates agreed Monday to accept the plea bargains in exchange for testifying against William Nix in the death of Salvatore Ruscitti. Ruscitti was gunned down on Sept.
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January 14, 1992 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of four suspects in the alleged murder for hire of Encinitas car salesman Salvatore T. Ruscitti is expected to be released from jail today on $225,000 bail, his attorney said Monday. Attorneys involved in the case say they believe it marks the first time in California that a man charged in a death-penalty case has been released on bail.
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November 27, 1991
Three men who could be sentenced to death in a murder-for-hire scheme pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of murder and conspiracy. William Wayne Nix Jr., Steven Vernon Gates and Rocky T. Holton were indicted by a county grand jury when prosecutors decided to seek the death penalty after originally indicting the men in federal court.
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November 19, 1991
Federal charges were dismissed Monday against three Upland men allegedly allegedly involved in a Leucadia murder-for-hire scheme, so that prosecutors can seek the death penalty against them in state court. William Wayne Nix Jr., Rock (Rocky) Timothy Holton and Steven Vernon Gates were indicted Friday by the San Diego County Grand Jury, which charged them with conspiracy and murder. Prosecutors in the case said in court Monday that they will seek the death penalty. Assistant U.S. Atty.
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July 17, 1992 | JONATHAN GAW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
William Wayne Nix, a former executive of a San Diego car dealership, said he hired two men to kill one of his former employees and then bragged about it to those who worked for him, witnesses testified Thursday on the opening day of a murder-for-hire trial in Vista Superior Court.
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March 3, 1989 | SHERYL STOLBERG, Times Staff Writer
Harbor Gateway residents, who have been complaining for years about lack of police in their neighborhoods, are about to get a small dose of relief: The Los Angeles Police Department will establish a business office in their community. The so-called "police reporting station" will not be open to the public, as would a regular substation. Rather, it will be for the private use of officers, who will complete reports, conduct telephone interviews and work on investigations there.
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