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1983 Aug 3-Carback, John and Donna-Parallel murder trials open in Arundel Court-page 64-1
2 trials begin in murder of Arundel pair t MURDER, from Fl . guns, half of them loaded, that apparently had been secreted in various rooms, suggesting the owners were prepared for trouble. Three of the ; loaded guns were in the master bed-u room. i The house had an elaborate bur-"glar alarm system, police said, that included an electrically sensitized , carpet that could be activated by a switch from the master bedroom. Eight months later, Thomas Raspa, 30, and Larry Bratt, 31, both ,o! Pasadena, were charged with the . killings. About a week ago, Joe Bill Rowe, 34, of Odessa, Texas, also was charged. As the trials of Mr. Raspa and Mr. Bratt opened yesterday, Mr. Rowe - was fighting extradition from Texas ., to stand trial here. The Raspa and Bratt trials are be-:ing conducted simultaneously to re-, duce the cost of transporting the 40 witnesses due to testify, whose ex-'penses are expected to total some $25,000.