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October 11, 1989
A judge on Tuesday convicted Timothy Scott Roman of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his mother, actress Susan Cabot, famed for her roles in B movies and her romance with Jordan's King Hussein. However, Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene E. Schempp declined to find Roman guilty of murder, saying there was no evidence that the slaying was premeditated.
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November 30, 1989 | CARLOS LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Timothy Scott Roman, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his actress mother, Susan Cabot, was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation. The judge said Roman and his mother both had physical and emotional problems that may have contributed to the slaying. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp also ordered Roman, 25, to seek psychological counseling and pay a $1,000 fine. "The judge's decision was fair and just," Michael V.
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November 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
The son of actress Susan Cabot, star of numerous 1950s "B" movies, was sentenced today to three years' probation for bludgeoning her to death with a metal bar in 1986. Timothy Scott Roman, 25, an art student at Pierce College, was sentenced by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp, who convicted him Oct. 10 of involuntary manslaughter after a non-jury trial.
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November 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
The son of actress Susan Cabot, star of numerous 1950s "B" movies, was sentenced today to three years' probation for bludgeoning her to death with a metal bar in 1986. Timothy Scott Roman, 25, an art student at Pierce College, was sentenced by Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp, who convicted him Oct. 10 of involuntary manslaughter after a non-jury trial.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1986 | ANDREW S. DOCTOROFF and GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writers
Susan Cabot, a leading lady in "B" movies in the 1950s who was once courted by Jordan's King Hussein, was found beaten to death in her fashionable Encino home, and police said Thursday that they have arrested her 22-year-old son in connection with the slaying.
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February 25, 1987
The 23-year-old son of 1950s actress Susan Cabot-Roman has pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity to fatally beating her in their home last December. Attorney Chester Leo Smith said Timothy Scott Roman, who suffers from dwarfism and was treated for 15 years with an experimental growth hormone that has caused neurological problems in some patients, may claim self-defense, diminished capacity or insanity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1989
Timothy Scott Roman, son of actress Susan Cabot, testified Thursday that his mother attacked him with a barbell and scalpel the night she died in her Encino home. Roman, 25, on trial in Van Nuys Superior Court for bludgeoning to death the 1950s-era B-movie actress, portrayed his mother, 59, as suffering from increasing physical and mental deterioration. He said her doctor had told him to call paramedics if need be. "She was screaming . . . calling for her mother . . . talking to herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
The trial of a 25-year-old Encino man accused of beating his actress mother to death was continued Wednesday because his attorney was hospitalized, authorities said. Chester Leo Smith, who is representing Timothy Scott Roman in the slaying of his mother, Susan Cabot, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Wednesday morning, said Ron Wise, a hospital spokesman. Wise said Smith, 67, was listed in fair condition but declined further comment about the attorney's health. However, Michael Roman, Timothy's adoptive father, said that Smith had experienced chest pains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
After more than two weeks of testimony, a Van Nuys judge declared a mistrial Monday because of the illness of a controversial defense attorney in the trial of Timothy Scott Roman, who is accused of bludgeoning to death his mother, actress Susan Cabot. Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp granted the mistrial after receiving a letter from a doctor for defense attorney Chester Leo Smith, saying the 67-year-old lawyer had heart problems that prevented him from continuing. Even if Smith, who was hospitalized last week, had not bowed out, relatives of the 25-year-old Roman vowed recently to oust the attorney and seek a mistrial because they were unhappy with his handling of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1989 | CARLOS LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Timothy Scott Roman, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his actress mother, Susan Cabot, was sentenced Wednesday to three years' probation. The judge said Roman and his mother both had physical and emotional problems that may have contributed to the slaying. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp also ordered Roman, 25, to seek psychological counseling and pay a $1,000 fine. "The judge's decision was fair and just," Michael V.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1989
A judge on Tuesday convicted Timothy Scott Roman of involuntary manslaughter in the 1986 bludgeoning death of his mother, actress Susan Cabot, famed for her roles in B movies and her romance with Jordan's King Hussein. However, Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene E. Schempp declined to find Roman guilty of murder, saying there was no evidence that the slaying was premeditated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1989
Timothy Scott Roman, son of actress Susan Cabot, testified Thursday that his mother attacked him with a barbell and scalpel the night she died in her Encino home. Roman, 25, on trial in Van Nuys Superior Court for bludgeoning to death the 1950s-era B-movie actress, portrayed his mother, 59, as suffering from increasing physical and mental deterioration. He said her doctor had told him to call paramedics if need be. "She was screaming . . . calling for her mother . . . talking to herself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989
After more than two weeks of testimony, a Van Nuys judge declared a mistrial Monday because of the illness of a controversial defense attorney in the trial of Timothy Scott Roman, who is accused of bludgeoning to death his mother, actress Susan Cabot. Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp granted the mistrial after receiving a letter from a doctor for defense attorney Chester Leo Smith, saying the 67-year-old lawyer had heart problems that prevented him from continuing. Even if Smith, who was hospitalized last week, had not bowed out, relatives of the 25-year-old Roman vowed recently to oust the attorney and seek a mistrial because they were unhappy with his handling of the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
After more than two weeks of testimony, a Van Nuys judge declared a mistrial Monday because of the illness of a controversial defense attorney in the trial of Timothy Scott Roman, who is accused of bludgeoning to death his mother, actress Susan Cabot. Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp granted the mistrial to Roman after receiving a letter from a doctor for defense attorney Chester Leo Smith, saying the 67-year-old lawyer had heart problems that prevented him from continuing with the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
The trial of a 25-year-old Encino man accused of beating his actress mother to death was continued Wednesday because his attorney was hospitalized, authorities said. Chester Leo Smith, who is representing Timothy Scott Roman in the slaying of his mother, Susan Cabot, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Wednesday morning, said Ron Wise, a hospital spokesman. Wise said Smith, 67, was listed in fair condition but declined further comment about the attorney's health. However, Michael Roman, Timothy's adoptive father, said that Smith had experienced chest pains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
A 25-year-old Encino man, accused of bludgeoning his actress mother to death, told authorities the night of the killing that he had been knocked unconscious by an intruder wearing a Ninja mask, witnesses testified Wednesday. But paramedics and police--who were summoned to the home Dec. 10, 1986, the night actress Susan Cabot, 59, was slain--doubted the story almost at once, they told a jury on the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Timothy Scott Roman in Van Nuys Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
A 25-year-old Encino man, accused of bludgeoning his actress mother to death, told authorities the night of the killing that he had been knocked unconscious by an intruder wearing a Ninja mask, witnesses testified Wednesday. But paramedics and police--who were summoned to the home Dec. 10, 1986, the night actress Susan Cabot, 59, was slain--doubted the story almost at once, they told a jury on the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Timothy Scott Roman in Van Nuys Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old man accused of the brutal murder of his actress mother, who was bludgeoned to death with a barbell in their fashionable Encino home. Timothy Scott Roman called police to the residence he shared with his mother, actress Susan Cabot, on the night of Dec. 10, 1986. Cabot, 59, who gained some fame as a sultry leading lady in "B" movies during the 1950s, lay dead on her bed, her lavender nightgown soaked in blood. She had been clubbed repeatedly on the head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old man accused of the brutal murder of his actress mother, who was bludgeoned to death with a barbell in their fashionable Encino home. Timothy Scott Roman called police to the residence he shared with his mother, actress Susan Cabot, on the night of Dec. 10, 1986. Cabot, 59, who gained some fame as a sultry leading lady in "B" movies during the 1950s, lay dead on her bed, her lavender nightgown soaked in blood. She had been clubbed repeatedly on the head.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1989
The son of actress Susan Cabot may have been fathered by Jordan's King Hussein and should be moved from his cell at the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice to Van Nuys during his trial for the murder of his mother, his attorney said Wednesday. Chester Leo Smith, who is defending Timothy Scott Roman, 25, has filed papers in Van Nuys Superior Court claiming the actress received $1,500-a-month payments from the monarch and that "it looks like child support." Smith said that having the Jordanian king for a father would make Roman half Jewish and half Arab, "a direct descendant . . . of the Prophet (Mohammed)
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