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November 1, 1994 | JEFF BEAN and MARK I. PINSKY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Aliso Niguel High School junior, distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend Monday, put a gun under his chin and fired in front of her and other classmates, but survived. The 16-year-old boy was in critical condition Monday night at Children's Hospital at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, after the bullet went through his mouth and out the base of his nose, hospital officials said.
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September 9, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fire investigators arrested a Buena Park man Saturday morning after he set fire to his single-bedroom apartment in an aborted suicide attempt, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. Tenant Marlon Alvarez reportedly told investigators that he set fire to his small "granny flat" about 10:30 a.m., according to Orange County Fire Capt. Stephen Miller.
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November 7, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after she took an overdose of sleeping pills, Sunny Han was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon, but she was unable to appear in Orange County Superior Court to continue testifying against her twin sister. Sunny Han's overdose, which caused her to nearly collapse on the witness stand Tuesday, continued to cast a shadow over the trial of Jeen Han and two teenagers accused of plotting her murder.
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February 17, 2001 | STUART PFEIFER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Ana woman was shot to death and a man critically injured Friday in what police described as a murder and attempted suicide. A neighbor found the two bodies inside a home in the 2300 block of West Wilshire Avenue and summoned police shortly before 3 p.m., said Santa Ana police spokesman Mario Corona. The woman, Ana E. De La Cruz, 23, was pronounced dead inside her home.
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November 6, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunny Han remained in intensive care Wednesday, recovering from an overdose of sleeping pills, as the trial of her twin sister, Jeen Han, continued in Orange County Superior Court. If her medical condition allows, the prosecution hopes the 23-year-old can continue her testimony today in the trial of her sister and two teenagers accused of planning her murder. "She is still stable in ICU and they don't have an estimated time of release," Irvine Police Det. Victor Ray reported to Judge Eileen C.
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November 11, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Monday refused to let defense attorneys examine the medical and psychological records of Sunny Han, who took an overdose of sleeping pills during an overnight break in testifying against her twin sister, who is accused of plotting to have her murdered. Han, 23, appeared to have recovered from the overdose that forced her to be rushed from the courtroom to the hospital last week.
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March 25, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 34-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head after he shot his ex-wife's boyfriend in the shoulder and then shot himself, police said. The shooting occurred moments after Flordelino Aquino barged into the apartment of his 33-year-old former wife, Josie Aquino, about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, police Lt. Sam Allevato said.
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October 16, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Laguna Niguel woman accused of fatally shooting her two young daughters claimed in divorce papers that she was under "extreme mental stress" because of constant arguments with her husband and an ongoing heart ailment that caused her to be hospitalized twice last year. In court documents in which she asked for exclusive use of the family's Laguna Niguel home, Kristine Marie Cushing alleged that her husband "frequently yells at me and calls me names. He provokes arguments constantly."
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May 21, 1998 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After nearly four hours of negotiation Wednesday, police talked a distraught man out of jumping from the top of a six-story parking structure next to UCI Medical Center in Orange. "Thank God!" said a woman who had watched part of the drama as she waited for a bus. The 49-year-old man recently quit his job and was upset over that and problems with his girlfriend, said Kim Pine, UCI Medical Center spokeswoman.
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November 6, 1991 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Laguna Niguel homemaker Tuesday pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the shooting of her two young daughters, and a few minutes later, her lawyers announced that they are investigating whether the woman's use of the anti-depressant drug Prozac played a role in the killings. Kristine Marie Cushing, 39, entered her plea as she stood in the prisoner's holding dock, her head bowed, during a brief hearing before South Orange County Municipal Judge Arthur G. Koelle.
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May 5, 2000 | ANN L. KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In unrelated incidents Thursday, two people tried to kill themselves by standing in front of oncoming vehicles, authorities said. Both people survived the suicide attempts, which followed the death of a Huntington Park woman early Tuesday after she walked into traffic on the Santa Ana Freeway. In the first of Thursday's incidents, police said a 65-year-old transient stood in the path of an oncoming freight train in Fullerton and was struck about 3:30 a.m.
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May 21, 1998 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After nearly four hours of negotiation Wednesday, police talked a distraught man out of jumping from the top of a six-story parking structure next to UCI Medical Center in Orange. "Thank God!" said a woman who had watched part of the drama as she waited for a bus. The 49-year-old man recently quit his job and was upset over that and problems with his girlfriend, said Kim Pine, UCI Medical Center spokeswoman.
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April 9, 1998
A 26-year-old man, upset because he had no job and unpaid medical bills, suffered minor injuries after he jumped off an overpass onto the southbound Orange Freeway on Wednesday night, police said. The man, who lives in Fullerton, rode a bike to the highest point of the Yorba Linda Boulevard overpass, Fullerton Police Lt. Danny Becerra said. Once there he climbed over the railing, hung down and dropped onto the two slow lanes. No vehicles hit him.
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March 5, 1998 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As courtroom observers sat in heavy silence Wednesday, a woman testified that her former husband once tried to explain why he killed their two young children by saying that "something in me just snapped that day." Laurie Liem remained calm as she quietly testified about the demise of her marriage to defendant David Von Haden, who could face the death penalty if convicted of suffocating their 2-year-old daughter, Courtney, and their 4-year-old son, Cody, on Feb. 22, 1996.
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January 13, 1998 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 22-year-old man who threatened to kill himself after a cyber-romance went sour was lured out of his home and away from his guns by police who used the Internet to pose as a woman offering a chance for new online love. A faked proposition to meet for coffee at an all-night restaurant brought the unidentified man out of his home and into the custody of police, who were waiting outside after a woman reported the man's online suicide threat at 2:24 a.m. Sunday, police said.
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November 11, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Monday refused to let defense attorneys examine the medical and psychological records of Sunny Han, who took an overdose of sleeping pills during an overnight break in testifying against her twin sister, who is accused of plotting to have her murdered. Han, 23, appeared to have recovered from the overdose that forced her to be rushed from the courtroom to the hospital last week.
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October 15, 1991 | BILL BILLITER and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 39-year-old homemaker, whose Marine husband was out of town, shot and killed their two young daughters at their home here late Sunday and then turned the gun on herself in an unsuccessful suicide attempt, authorities said. Kristine Cushing, described as a Brownie troop leader and active volunteer in her daughter's third-grade class, was booked on two counts of murder after she was treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, Sheriff's Lt. Richard J. Olson said.
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February 11, 1994 | WILLSON CUMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A man who apparently tried to burn himself to death Thursday was rescued by a partially paralyzed neighbor who dragged him out of a smoky mobile home, fire officials said. The fire broke out at about 3 p.m. at the Midway Mobile Home Park, 200 W. Midway Drive, after a 33-year-old man apparently doused himself with gasoline and ignited himself with a lighter, fire officials said. Steven Anthony Gardner, 38, a neighbor, pulled the burning man to safety, officials said.
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November 7, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days after she took an overdose of sleeping pills, Sunny Han was released from the hospital Thursday afternoon, but she was unable to appear in Orange County Superior Court to continue testifying against her twin sister. Sunny Han's overdose, which caused her to nearly collapse on the witness stand Tuesday, continued to cast a shadow over the trial of Jeen Han and two teenagers accused of plotting her murder.
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November 6, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Sunny Han remained in intensive care recovering from an overdose of sleeping pills Wednesday as the trial of her twin sister, Jeen Han, continued in Orange County Superior Court. The prosecution hopes that if her medical condition allows it, the 23-year-old can continue her testimony today in the trial of her sister and two teenagers who are accused of planning her murder. "She is still stable in ICU and they don't have an estimated time of release," Irvine Police Det.
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