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July 11, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
MICHIGAN * A teenager who survived a suicide pact that killed her husband was sentenced to prison for her role in the rape of a teenage girl. In a Lansing courtroom, Circuit Judge Thomas Brown sentenced Jennifer Holey, 19, to four to 15 years in prison, prosecutors said. Holey had pleaded no contest to criminal sexual conduct. Prosecutors accused Holey of helping in her husband's April 1 rape of the 14-year-old.
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NEWS
June 28, 1990 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rasheeda Moore, the former model who cooperated with the FBI in setting up Washington Mayor Marion Barry's drug arrest, testified at his trial Wednesday that the two had used cocaine and other drugs "over 100 times." During the three years of a relationship that was also sexual, Moore testified, she and Barry used drugs at all hours and in all places--in hotels, borrowed apartments, government offices, a drug dealer's rooming house and Barry's own home.
NEWS
February 21, 1996 | TINA DAUNT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Snoop Doggy Dogg, one of the nation's preeminent rap artists, was acquitted along with his bodyguard Tuesday of first- and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a gang member at a Palms park. Jurors also acquitted the 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and bodyguard McKinley Lee on one charge each of conspiracy to commit assault in connection with the August 1993 death of Philip Woldemariam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jose and Kitty Menendez were affectionate parents, but their sons were bratty kids who talked back and spent their money freely, Kitty Menendez's brother testified Tuesday. The first relative to testify for the prosecution against Lyle and Erik Menendez, Brian Andersen painted a vastly different picture of life in the Menendez household than have dozens of defense witnesses--including Andersen's ex-wife and son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Displaying a gruesome photo and a bloodstained pair of tennis shoes, prosecutors began building their case Wednesday against Lyle and Erik Menendez, accused of murder in the 1989 shotgun slayings of their parents. The photo, posted on a bulletin board for jurors to examine, shows the brothers' father, Jose Menendez, slumped in the corner of a white couch, his head at an odd angle and his white shirt covered with blood.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lyle Menendez's onetime girlfriend testified Monday that his younger brother knew he wore a toupee, contradicting the brothers on a key detail in their murder trial. Ex-girlfriend Jamie Pisarcik said Erik Menendez told her he knew of the toupee during a conversation in early 1989 in the Menendez mansion in Beverly Hills. "He was kind of joking because he was amazed that Lyle all this time had the hairpiece," Pisarcik said, adding, "He was amazed because Lyle's hair always looked so perfect."
NEWS
October 2, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a scene straight out of Perry Mason, Erik Menendez apparently got caught in a big lie Friday when he testified in detail about how he and his brother went to buy handguns as protection against their parents--at a store that, it turned out, had stopped selling handguns three years before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Telling jurors that psychologist L. Jerome Oziel had "implanted" memories in her of "things that didn't exist," Oziel's ex-lover testified Tuesday that she can no longer vouch for the truth of what she said previously about Lyle and Erik Menendez. Judalon Smyth swore to authorities three years ago that she had overheard the Menendez brothers say they had shot their mother's eye out of its socket. But she testified Tuesday that she had not really heard them say that.
NEWS
October 27, 1998 | DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a chilling presage of gruesome evidence, the long-delayed trial of accused mass murderer Charles Ng got underway Monday with excerpts from home videos showing Ng and a partner allegedly threatening to kill two women unless they became the men's sex slaves. The videos were found in a remote Calaveras County cabin where Ng is accused of taking a dozen kidnapped victims, including two infants, and then killing and dismembering them 14 years ago.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Shani Davis ruled again in the 1,000 meters at the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials, edging Brian Hansen at Kearns, Utah. The two-time defending Olympic champion won with a time of 1 minute 7.52 seconds in the next-to-last pair. Hansen came up just short in the final race, crossing the line in 1:07.53. But the most poignant performance was turned in by Jonathan Garcia , who was disqualified the previous day in the 500 for not wearing his timing transponders, after skating fast enough to make the Olympics.
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