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October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old Oakland man described as a small-time drug dealer was convicted Wednesday of killing Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton to gain standing with a prison gang. Tyrone Robinson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Newton, who was shot in the head three times near a West Oakland crack house on Aug. 22, 1989. Sentencing was set for Nov. 25.
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October 10, 1991 | Associated Press
A 27-year-old Oakland man described as a small-time drug dealer was convicted Wednesday of killing Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton to gain standing with a prison gang. Tyrone Robinson was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Newton, who was shot in the head three times near a West Oakland crack house on Aug. 22, 1989. Sentencing was set for Nov. 25.
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September 26, 1989
Ex-convict Tyrone Robinson, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton on Aug. 22. Oakland Municipal Judge Horace Wheatley set Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether Robinson will be bound over to Alameda County Superior Court for trial. Alfons Wagner, Robinson's lawyer, told reporters that he was having difficulty getting information on Newton's violent past.
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November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Oakland Municipal judge, rejecting a claim of self-defense, ordered Tyrone D. Robinson to stand trial in the Aug. 22 curbside killing of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. The ruling by Judge George Nelson came at Robinson's preliminary hearing, where the alleged prison gang member claimed that he killed Newton in self-defense.
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November 23, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Oakland Municipal judge, rejecting a claim of self-defense, ordered Tyrone D. Robinson to stand trial in the Aug. 22 curbside killing of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton. The ruling by Judge George Nelson came at Robinson's preliminary hearing, where the alleged prison gang member claimed that he killed Newton in self-defense.
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August 26, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC and MARK STEIN, Times Staff Writers
A man arrested Tuesday night during an unrelated traffic stop has admitted shooting Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton to death during an argument over cocaine, police said Friday night. Investigators said Tyrone Robinson, 25, who has an extensive criminal record that includes a robbery conviction in 1985, killed Newton early Tuesday in an effort to advance his position in the Black Guerrilla Family, a narcotics distribution gang.
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December 5, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A judge ordered Tyrone Robinson to serve the maximum sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of Huey Newton, saying that Robinson's extensive criminal record "indicates a pattern of violent behavior." Robinson, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder in October. Newton, 47, who founded the Black Panther Party in 1966 with Bobby Seale, was gunned down Aug. 22, 1989, in a pre-dawn slaying in West Oakland.
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August 30, 1989
A telephone tip from a woman who identified herself as the alleged assailant's sister led Oakland police to arrest the man they believe killed Black Panther co-founder Huey Newton, the San Francisco Examiner reported. Police records state that Tyrone Robinson, who has been charged with Newton's murder, was arrested after his sister provided officers with leads, the newspaper said. Robinson, a paroled bank robber, is being held without bail in Oakland, officials said.
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August 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Admirers of Huey P. Newton filed slowly though a mortuary Sunday and paid respects to the Black Panther leader slain in a drug-ridden neighborhood. "He instilled the blackness in black," said Norma Corman, 38, one of hundreds of people who waited quietly in a three-block line under sunny skies to attend the daylong public wake for Newton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1998
Minutes after suspected gang members shot and wounded an alleged rival they were chasing down a busy street, police arrested two men Tuesday afternoon while paramedics rushed the victim to a hospital. The 25-year-old victim, whom police did not identify, was shot in the chest and a leg and remained in stable condition Tuesday evening, said Long Beach Police Cpl. Harry Erickson.
NEWS
September 26, 1989
Ex-convict Tyrone Robinson, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges that he shot and killed Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton on Aug. 22. Oakland Municipal Judge Horace Wheatley set Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing to determine whether Robinson will be bound over to Alameda County Superior Court for trial. Alfons Wagner, Robinson's lawyer, told reporters that he was having difficulty getting information on Newton's violent past.
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August 26, 1989 | ERIC MALNIC and MARK STEIN, Times Staff Writers
A man arrested Tuesday night during an unrelated traffic stop has admitted shooting Black Panther co-founder Huey P. Newton to death during an argument over cocaine, police said Friday night. Investigators said Tyrone Robinson, 25, who has an extensive criminal record that includes a robbery conviction in 1985, killed Newton early Tuesday in an effort to advance his position in the Black Guerrilla Family, a narcotics distribution gang.
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September 28, 1988 | MICHAEL J. YBARRA, Times Staff Writer
Jose Cienfuegos quickly steered his BMW into a tight U-turn on Fedora Street in Koreatown late Monday night when he saw two men blocking his path. But by then it was too late. The car was surrounded by at least five men--members of a violent Latino gang, police said. One stuck a gun to Cienfuegos' head, robbing the 28-year-old Los Angeles man of $200.
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