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December 18, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still proclaiming his innocence, a former cleaning company executive was sentenced Friday to a life term in prison for his conviction in the slaying 30 years ago of a Hollywood drugstore clerk. The only evidence that linked Vernon Mathis Robinson, 48, to the crime was fingerprints found at the scene that police matched to him in 1990 through new computer technology. In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Nora M.
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December 18, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still proclaiming his innocence, a former cleaning company executive was sentenced Friday to a life term in prison for his conviction in the slaying 30 years ago of a Hollywood drugstore clerk. The only evidence that linked Vernon Mathis Robinson, 48, to the crime was fingerprints found at the scene that police matched to him in 1990 through new computer technology. In handing down the sentence, Superior Court Judge Nora M.
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May 31, 1993 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long after Arnold Sauro retired from police work, he was plagued by the memory of one murder. He remembered how the victim was found, lying face down in bed, beaten and strangled, a silk stocking wrapped around her neck. He remembered her Hollywood apartment, the most brutal murder scene he had ever worked, with blood splattered on the walls, the ceiling and the bed.
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October 27, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury deliberated just seven hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict against a man accused of a brutal Hollywood slaying that occurred 30 years ago. Vernon M. Robinson, 48, who was arrested in 1990 through a computerized fingerprint analysis system, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Oct. 3, 1963, death of Thora Marie Rose. A drugstore clerk, Rose was bludgeoned and strangled to death in her bed during what police believed was a burglary and attempted rape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991
A prosecutor and a defense attorney disagreed Friday on whether newly obtained records support the alibi of a man accused of murdering a Hollywood waitress 27 years ago. At a Minneapolis bail hearing, an attorney for Vernon Robinson contended that Navy records showed he could not have murdered waitress Thora Rose in October, 1963, because he was in boot camp. But Assistant Hennefent County Atty.
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October 7, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been 30 years since someone slipped through a kitchen window in Thora Marie Rose's Hollywood apartment and bludgeoned and strangled her in her bed. On Wednesday, Vernon Robinson, now 48, a professorial looking cleaning-company executive, went on trial for the crime, which police believe they solved in 1990 when they used modern computer technology to match his fingerprints to prints allegedly found at the murder scene three decades ago.
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January 7, 1991 | RHONDA HILLBERY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vernon Robinson turned his whiz-bang skills with computers and building management into a new, $70,000-a-year job in Minnesota, but his recent arrest in a 27-year-old Los Angeles murder changed all that last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury deliberated just seven hours Tuesday before returning a guilty verdict against a man accused of a brutal Hollywood slaying that occurred 30 years ago. Vernon M. Robinson, 48, who was arrested in 1990 through a computerized fingerprint analysis system, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the Oct. 3, 1963, death of Thora Marie Rose. A drugstore clerk, Rose was bludgeoned and strangled to death in her bed during what police believed was a burglary and attempted rape.
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January 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A one-ton granite monument to the Ten Commandments placed in front of Winston-Salem's City Hall by a lone council member was swiftly removed. The monument violated a policy that Councilman Vernon Robinson -- who installed it Monday -- had voted for in September, said city spokeswoman Carrie Collins. The policy bans public displays or plaques on city-owned facilities without permission of city officials. "It had nothing to do with what was on the plaque," Collins said.
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January 20, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Vernon Robinson, a Winston-Salem city councilman who said he was inspired by Alabama's ousted chief justice, placed a granite monument to the Ten Commandments in front of City Hall while it was closed for the holiday. The 4-foot-tall, blue-granite block is inscribed on one side with the Ten Commandments and on the other side with the Bill of Rights. Mayor Allen Joines said the city would move quickly to remove the monument.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1993 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has been 30 years since someone slipped through a kitchen window in Thora Marie Rose's Hollywood apartment and bludgeoned and strangled her in her bed. On Wednesday, Vernon Robinson, now 48, a professorial looking cleaning-company executive, went on trial for the crime, which police believe they solved in 1990 when they used modern computer technology to match his fingerprints to prints allegedly found at the murder scene three decades ago.
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May 31, 1993 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long after Arnold Sauro retired from police work, he was plagued by the memory of one murder. He remembered how the victim was found, lying face down in bed, beaten and strangled, a silk stocking wrapped around her neck. He remembered her Hollywood apartment, the most brutal murder scene he had ever worked, with blood splattered on the walls, the ceiling and the bed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991
A prosecutor and a defense attorney disagreed Friday on whether newly obtained records support the alibi of a man accused of murdering a Hollywood waitress 27 years ago. At a Minneapolis bail hearing, an attorney for Vernon Robinson contended that Navy records showed he could not have murdered waitress Thora Rose in October, 1963, because he was in boot camp. But Assistant Hennefent County Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1991 | RHONDA HILLBERY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Vernon Robinson turned his whiz-bang skills with computers and building management into a new, $70,000-a-year job in Minnesota, but his recent arrest in a 27-year-old Los Angeles murder changed all that last week.
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October 14, 1993
A retired Los Angeles Police Department fingerprint technician testified Wednesday that there is "no question" that numerous police fingerprint cards being used as evidence in a 30-year-old murder case are the same ones he prepared at the crime scene three decades ago. The testimony of Arnold J.
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February 20, 1991 | RHONDA HILLBERY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
California moved a step closer Tuesday to getting custody of Vernon Robinson, a suspect in a 1963 Hollywood murder, after a ruling by a judge here. Robinson was connected to the old murder case after his prints were pointed out by a new computerized fingerprint network during a random check of unsolved murders. Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson denied a defense bid to block an extradition warrant for Robinson, 45, who is sought in the beating death of drugstore waitress Thora Rose.
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