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February 26, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor told jurors Monday that 36-year-old Pamela Trueblood and her children had no opportunity to avoid a collision when drunk driver Michael W. Reding's car went out of control and crashed head-on into them seven years ago in Fullerton. "Mrs. Trueblood never had a chance to swerve, or even brake, before being hit," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael A. Jacobs in his opening statement at Reding's re-trial on a murder charge.
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July 10, 1994 | LEN HALL and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As his Bobby Sox team prepares for another summer tournament this weekend, Russ Little can't help thinking back to July 11, 1993, a day that began as "one of the best days of my life. But it went from the best to the worst in a couple or three hours." On that warm Sunday evening, the coach had returned triumphant from a playoff game in Anaheim Hills and had just stretched out in bed when his wife answered the telephone and gasped.
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July 27, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's medical licensing board will seek to suspend the license of Dr. Ronald Allen, the Laguna Beach doctor charged with two counts of murder as a result of an automobile crash that claimed the lives of a Mission Viejo couple and left their orphaned 11-year-old daughter in critical condition, officials said Monday. The doctor, who had a previous history of drunk driving, is accused of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.
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July 27, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state's medical licensing board will seek to suspend the license of Dr. Ronald Allen, the Laguna Beach doctor charged with two counts of murder as a result of an automobile crash that claimed the lives of a Mission Viejo couple and left their orphaned 11-year-old daughter in critical condition, officials said Monday. The doctor, who had a previous history of drunk driving, is accused of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.
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July 10, 1994 | LEN HALL and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As his Bobby Sox team prepares for another summer tournament this weekend, Russ Little can't help thinking back to July 11, 1993, a day that began as "one of the best days of my life. But it went from the best to the worst in a couple or three hours." On that warm Sunday evening, the coach had returned triumphant from a playoff game in Anaheim Hills and had just stretched out in bed when his wife answered the telephone and gasped.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1991
A driver who police said was drag racing through Pacoima was arrested on suspicion of murder after he lost control of his car and slammed into two on-coming cars, leaving two people dead and three injured, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Police were attempting to identify and locate the driver of the other car in the race. It left the scene of the fatal accident at 9 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Arleta Avenue and Filmore Street.
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June 8, 1985 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, Times Staff Writer
A former fashion model who killed five people while driving drunk on Interstate 5 two years ago was sentenced Friday to five years and eight months in state prison. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Robert D. Fratianne, noting that he did so "reluctantly" because of the short prison time, sentenced Phyllis Hall, 28, of Monrovia to the maximum term recommended under a plea-bargain arranged last month. She will be eligible for parole in about 16 months.
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August 21, 1991 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A driver who police said was drag-racing through Pacoima was arrested on suspicion of murder after he lost control of his speeding car and slammed into two oncoming cars, leaving two people dead and three injured, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Police were attempting to identify and locate the driver of the other car involved in the race that ended in the fatal accident at 9 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Arleta Avenue and Filmore Street.
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July 19, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who allegedly split a case of beer with his brother before speeding down a Hawthorne street into the back of another car, killing a woman, pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. Juan Camacho, 29, entered the plea in Inglewood Municipal Court. Camacho, who is being held on $50,000 bail, was ordered to appear for a preliminary hearing July 30. If convicted of the two felony charges, Camacho faces as many as 10 years in state prison.
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December 4, 1998 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fascinating convergence of religion and the law brought the media in force to a Pomona courtroom Thursday, where a jury must decide if a suspected drunk driver killed Jadine Russell, or her refusal of a blood transfusion did. As the vehicular murder trial of Keith Cook entered its second day, his attorney tried to show that Cook was not as drunk nor driving as fast as the prosecution suggests; and thus was not murderous when his truck plowed into Russell's car March 7.
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February 26, 1991 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor told jurors Monday that 36-year-old Pamela Trueblood and her children had no opportunity to avoid a collision when drunk driver Michael W. Reding's car went out of control and crashed head-on into them seven years ago in Fullerton. "Mrs. Trueblood never had a chance to swerve, or even brake, before being hit," said Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael A. Jacobs in his opening statement at Reding's re-trial on a murder charge.
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April 16, 2001 | DAVID PIERSON and CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 17-year-old Northridge boy was arrested on suspicion of vehicular murder after the Mercedes-Benz he was driving allegedly sped out of control in Porter Ranch and crashed, killing his 18-year-old passenger, authorities said Sunday. Anthony Charles Famini, an 18-year-old from West Hills, was sitting in the front passenger seat of the four-door luxury sedan as it traveled west on Sesnon Boulevard near Porter Ranch Drive about 10:45 p.m. Saturday when the car crashed into a lamp post, said Lt.
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October 14, 1988 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, Times Staff Writer
A Municipal Court judge Thursday ordered Danny David Ornelas to stand trial on charges of murdering a Newport Beach woman in a drunk-driving incident--but slashed his bail from $250,000 to $100,000, angering the victim's relatives. Ornelas' lawyer and family refused to say whether the 19-year-old Huntington Park man, who has been held in Orange County Jail since the fatal Sept. 1 hit-and-run in a Balboa Peninsula alley, will be able to post the lowered bail.
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