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April 29, 1989
A Los Angeles County prosecutor Friday was ordered suspended for 30 days without pay for misrepresenting evidence to obtain a first-degree murder conviction. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Widlus was informed of her suspension, which goes into effect Monday, in a letter from Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Thompson, who cited prosecutorial misconduct as the grounds for the suspension. Widlus, 36, was harshly rebuked for the incident by the state Court of Appeal last October. The court said she told a jury in a 1985 murder trial that the victim was stabbed to death in South-Central Los Angeles during a street robbery, even though she knew that the items said to have been taken from him had actually been returned to his family by hospital personnel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989
A Los Angeles County prosecutor Friday was ordered suspended for 30 days without pay for misrepresenting evidence to obtain a first-degree murder conviction. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Widlus was informed of her suspension, which goes into effect Monday, in a letter from Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Thompson, who cited prosecutorial misconduct as the grounds for the suspension. Widlus, 36, was harshly rebuked for the incident by the state Court of Appeal last October. The court said she told a jury in a 1985 murder trial that the victim was stabbed to death in South-Central Los Angeles during a street robbery, even though she knew that the items said to have been taken from him had actually been returned to his family by hospital personnel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Thursday that it is considering whether to discipline a prosecutor who recently was harshly rebuked by the Court of Appeal for misrepresenting evidence to obtain a first-degree murder conviction. The court said Deputy Dist. Atty.
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November 11, 1988 | TERRY PRISTIN, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Thursday that it is considering whether to discipline a prosecutor who recently was harshly rebuked by the Court of Appeal for misrepresenting evidence to obtain a first-degree murder conviction. The court said Deputy Dist. Atty.
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February 9, 1989
A Los Angeles prosecutor has been suspended for having misrepresented evidence to obtain a first-degree murder conviction in 1985. Deputy Dist. Atty. Wendy Widlus has been suspended with pay pending a final resolution of the matter, sources in the district attorney's office said. Widlus' action during the trial drew a scathing rebuke last October from the state Court of Appeal in Los Angeles. During the murder trial of Titus Lee Brown Jr.
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May 31, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Glassell Park woman was sentenced Friday to 180 days in County Jail for having abused an elderly disabled woman entrusted to her care. It was apparently the first case tried under a 1984 state law designed to protect dependent adults. Her brother, meanwhile, was ordered by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Parker to undergo a 90-day state psychiatric study to help determine his sentence.
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January 30, 1986 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Two Glassell Park residents were found guilty Wednesday of abusing an elderly disabled woman entrusted to their care in what Los Angeles County prosecutors said may be the first case tried under a 1984 state law designed to protect dependent adults. Nadine Pensis, 43, and her brother Michael, 48, who were convicted of one count each of adult-endangering and assault, will be sentenced by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Parker on Feb. 27.
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