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November 25, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Westside real estate broker wanted in the 1980 mail-bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary has been arrested in Vancouver, Canada, where he was living under assumed names, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. William Ross, 57, a fugitive since last August, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday night when he returned to his basement apartment, according to Assistant U.S. Attys. Dean Dunlavey and Patricia Donahue.
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August 26, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
William B. Ross, once dubbed a "kingmaker" by the Saturday Evening Post for his political public relations expertise, which helped elect Richard M. Nixon vice president and president and helped make Pat Brown governor of California and Norris Poulson and Sam Yorty mayors of Los Angeles, has died. He was 88. Ross, who was in partnership with the late Herbert M. Baus as Baus & Ross Co. from 1948 until 1968, died Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications following surgery.
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October 20, 1988
Millionaire Hawthorne real estate developer William Ross, facing federal charges in a 1980 fatal mail bombing, has been released on bond after posting $1 million in property. He was released late Tuesday after the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier decision of U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian denying Ross bail on grounds that he might flee. Ross faces trial Dec.
SPORTS
December 28, 2002 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC receiver Mike Williams and safety Mike Ross, both freshmen from Florida, are happy to be back in their home state for the Orange Bowl. "It's almost like a storybook," Ross said Friday after the Trojans' went through their first practice, a one-hour workout in shorts. Ed Orgeron, USC's defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, is even more pleased. Williams' emergence as one of the top receivers in the nation has opened the door for the Trojans in the Sunshine State.
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September 10, 1988
A real estate salesman charged with masterminding the mailing of a bomb that killed a Manhattan Beach secretary in 1980 has been ordered to remain in prison until his trial in November. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian rejected William Ross' arguments for bail, saying his release would create "a serious flight risk." Ross, 51, is charged with instructing Robert S.
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January 19, 1989
The Los Angeles federal court jury deliberating in the trial of two people accused in the 1980 bombing death of a Manhattan Beach woman said Wednesday that it was unable to reach a verdict, but the judge told the panel to continue its deliberations. The panel sent a note to U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian Jr.
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February 3, 1994
A federal judge refused Wednesday to set bail for William Ross, a former Hawthorne real estate agent accused of complicity in the 1980 mail-bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary. Ross, 57, fled to Canada in July, 1992, a month before he was indicted a second time in connection with the bombing. He was arrested there Nov. 23. Jurors deadlocked in an earlier trial of Ross and co-defendant Rochelle Manning, 53. Manning's husband, Robert, was convicted Oct.
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March 15, 1995
A Los Angeles federal court jury Tuesday convicted a real estate agent of plotting a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer firm. William Ross, 58, was convicted of one count of mailing an explosive device that killed Patricia Wilkerson on July 17, 1980. In earlier trials last fall and in 1988, two other juries had deadlocked on charges against Ross. Prosecutors said Ross intended the bomb for the wife of Wilkerson's boss.
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April 18, 1995
A federal judge refused Monday to grant a fourth trial for an former Hawthorne real estate agent convicted in March of ordering a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer firm. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian ruled without comment after nearly an hour of arguments.
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October 22, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
The Israeli government is unlikely to arrest suspected bomber Robert Manning, wanted on homicide charges in Los Angeles, so long as he remains on the occupied-West Bank, a federal prosecutor said in court Friday. But an Israeli government spokesman denied that Manning's residence in the West Bank is a relevant issue in the case. He said that "if and when" Manning's extradition is approved, he will be arrested anywhere in Israel, including the West Bank.
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April 18, 1995
A federal judge refused Monday to grant a fourth trial for an former Hawthorne real estate agent convicted in March of ordering a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer firm. U.S. District Judge Dickran Tevrizian ruled without comment after nearly an hour of arguments.
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March 15, 1995
A Los Angeles federal court jury Tuesday convicted a real estate agent of plotting a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary at a Manhattan Beach computer firm. William Ross, 58, was convicted of one count of mailing an explosive device that killed Patricia Wilkerson on July 17, 1980. In earlier trials last fall and in 1988, two other juries had deadlocked on charges against Ross. Prosecutors said Ross intended the bomb for the wife of Wilkerson's boss.
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October 5, 1994
A mistrial was declared Tuesday after a federal jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked in the trial of a real estate agent accused of plotting a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary. The jurors deliberated for 4 1/2 days before announcing they were deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of acquitting William Ross. It was the second time a jury had hit an impasse on charges against Ross. A mistrial was declared after a 1988 trial.
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February 3, 1994
A federal judge refused Wednesday to set bail for William Ross, a former Hawthorne real estate agent accused of complicity in the 1980 mail-bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary. Ross, 57, fled to Canada in July, 1992, a month before he was indicted a second time in connection with the bombing. He was arrested there Nov. 23. Jurors deadlocked in an earlier trial of Ross and co-defendant Rochelle Manning, 53. Manning's husband, Robert, was convicted Oct.
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November 25, 1993 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Westside real estate broker wanted in the 1980 mail-bomb murder of a Manhattan Beach secretary has been arrested in Vancouver, Canada, where he was living under assumed names, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. William Ross, 57, a fugitive since last August, was taken into custody without incident Tuesday night when he returned to his basement apartment, according to Assistant U.S. Attys. Dean Dunlavey and Patricia Donahue.
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September 4, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of William (Bill) Ross, 56, a onetime Hawthorne real estate broker who is wanted in connection with a mail bomb that killed a woman in Manhattan Beach in 1980, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced. Ross, last known to be living in Los Angeles, is one of three people facing murder charges in the death of Patricia Wilkerson, the postal agency said.
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October 5, 1994
A mistrial was declared Tuesday after a federal jury declared itself hopelessly deadlocked in the trial of a real estate agent accused of plotting a 1980 mail bombing that killed a secretary. The jurors deliberated for 4 1/2 days before announcing they were deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of acquitting William Ross. It was the second time a jury had hit an impasse on charges against Ross. A mistrial was declared after a 1988 trial.
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January 7, 1989 | From United Press International
A woman on trial for allegedly helping her husband prepare a mail bomb that killed a secretary in 1980 testified Friday that she would never do "anything that would hurt another human being." Rochelle Manning told a U.S. District Court jury that she had no idea how her fingerprints got onto a letter mailed with a package containing the bomb that killed Patricia Wilkerson at a Manhattan Beach computer company July 17, 1980.
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January 28, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Federal prosecutors moved Friday to dismiss charges against a millionaire real estate broker and an Israeli woman accused in a fatal mail bomb attack, pending extradition proceedings against a Jewish activist who is also a suspect in the case. U.S.
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January 21, 1989 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a millionaire real estate broker and an Israeli-American woman charged with mailing a fatal letter bomb to a Manhattan Beach computer company after jurors announced that they were hopelessly deadlocked.
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