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May 17, 1989 | CARLOS LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
Puzzling the prosecution, a defense attorney revealed during a murder trial Tuesday that a 25-year-old Encino man had confessed to slaying his mother, actress Susan Cabot--a confession the prosecution was unable to use. Timothy Scott Roman told police he and his mother had been arguing on the night of Dec. 10, 1986, when she came at him with a scalpel, Detective Philip Quartararo testified in Van Nuys Superior Court. Roman told police he took the scalpel from his mother and hit her on the head with a dumbbell in self-defense, Quartararo said.
May 12, 1989 | JAMES QUINN, Times Staff Writer
Detectives shouted "You killed her!" and "You had it all planned!" at Timothy Scott Roman shortly after the 25-year-old was picked up for questioning in the brutal slaying of his actress mother, according to a tape recording played in Van Nuys Superior Court on Thursday. But in contrast to the depiction of Roman as mentally fragile, the recording of the 90-minute interrogation indicates that the defendant held his own against the two interrogators. Roman, a former art student at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, is accused of beating to death his mother, 59-year-old Susan Cabot, in December, 1986, at the Encino home they shared.
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.
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.
April 15, 1989 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
A judge agreed Friday to try to move an Encino man accused of killing his actress mother from his cell in the Hall of Justice to County Jail for his medical well-being, but rejected as irrelevant assertions that he might be the son of King Hussein of Jordan. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Darlene Schempp ruled that the defense lawyer for Timothy Scott Roman, 25, cannot tell a jury his theory that Roman may be the king's illegitimate son born of a relationship the monarch had with Roman's mother in the early 1960s.
April 13, 1989 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
A Valley man accused of murdering his actress mother may be the son of King Hussein of Jordan, with whom the actress was for several years romantically linked, a defense attorney said Wednesday. The attorney for Timothy Scott Roman stated in documents filed this week that actress Susan Cabot Roman received monthly payments from the monarch that appear to have been child support. "For as long as I can discover, Susan Roman received a regular sum of $1,500 a month from the Keeper of the King's Purse, Amman, Jordan," attorney Chester Leo Smith said in papers filed in Van Nuys Superior Court.
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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