Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 36
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 36

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, March 18, 1976
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B4-1NDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) » »tich, e.m., Ti»r»., :Woman who cut baby out :of mother-to-be gets life . Associated Press Nortna Jean Armisteari was sentenced to life in Frbntera S l a t e P r i s o n Wednesday tor the murder of a 28-year-old pregnant woman whose baby she took by cutting it Irom the womb. Los Angeles Superior " Court Judge Harry Pctris denied last-minute defense motions for a new trial and reduction of charges. He said he was not persuaded by the testimony of two court-appointed psychiatrists who said Mrs, Armistead's act probably was motivated by "an insatiable obsession to have a baby." Her conviction Feb. 17 came afier a trial in which Mrs. Annislcad admitted she killed Kathryn Viramontes in May 1975. After performing a caesarian s e c t i o n on t h e dead woman, Mrs. Armistead was said to have checked in at''a hospital with the haby, which she said she herself had given birth to at home. FAMHY DISCOUNT ONTHS OF VALUES PHICf S CMCCTIV! MAR. Uth THRU MAR. 24th NATURAL iPi!T 100'* 1 REG. J.** 99 «G. __. fRESrO ^\ NATURAL REG. 197 FL£X ; :«A!g\ D"RY.OILY 17 I CHIPPER'S | 11-01. 49 DENTURE 49 REG. 1.09 I DIAL ~\ DRV POWDER 9-OX. 59 C I SPECIAL PURCHASEJ W« MR. , COFHt 100 , COUNT COfffH fllTERS BAGS CUTEX POLISH !/ARIWOVER '^\ REGULAR 1 6-OZ. BOTTLE Parents charged in child's death A Long Beach man and w o m a n were arraigned Wednesday on charges of murder and felony child abuse stemming from the death of their 2-year-old son. Jcssio Allen Anderson, a 21-year-old janitor, and Jewel Marie Rabb, 19, a nurse's aide, entered no pleas to the charges in (heir municipal court appearance. T h e y were ordered returned to the court's Dept. 2 at 9 a.m. March 30 for preliminary hearing and w e r e remanded to sheriff's custody. Miss Rabb's bail was set at $25,000, while Anderson's was set at $5,000. The couple, of 1151 Wai-, nut Ave., was arrested Saturday a f t e r p a r a m e - dics were called to the home and found the infant dead. Investigators a l l e g e d there was evidence the boy, also named Jessie Allen, had been beaten and burned with scalding- water. Ex-county exec pleads innocent to embezzling Two injured in auto crash Paramedics and a bystander wheel Marie Plunkett, 44, of 564 Bellflower Blvd., away from wreckage of her car which was struck in the rear Wednesday by an auto driven by Edward Williams, 42, of 230 Corsair Way, Seal Beach. Both were taken Associated Press to Long Beach Community Hospital. She suffered possible neck and back injuries and he was treated for an injured arm. Police said Williams was northbound on Pacific Coast Highway when his auto hit the Plunkelt car at Bellflower Boulevard. -Staff Pluto by BOB SHUMWAY Singer Tim Buckley's slayer jailed A 30-year-old graduate s t u d e n t w a s i n j a i l Wednesday after a judge voided a provision of his probation in connection with the death of rock s i n g e r - c o m p o s e r T i m Buckley. Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Charles II. W o o d m a n s e e o r d e r e d Richard Keeling to begin serving a 120-day County Icon CUPS] SPECIAL I * 50-COUNT ALL ITtMt S U B J E C T TO S T O C K ON HAMO 221 PINE AVE. DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH OPEN WON T H S U S A T . ^-f^- I X B 5 3 8 --^ ·»··"«; CLOiEOSUKDAY QM| Jail term Monday after school officials rejected his volunteer service as a piano teacher. Keeling pleaded guilty last Nov. 25 to involuntary manslaughter in the drug death of t h e 28-year-old composer last J u n e 29. W o o d m a n s e e t h e n sent e n c e d Keeling to f i v e y e a r s ' p r o b a t i o n b u t stayed a 120-day jail term until next Sept. 1 to evaju- ate how he complied with the terms of his probation, including his serriee at the school. But Deputy Dist. Attjr. Harvey Giss said Wednesday that officials at West- m i n i s t e r E l e m e n t a r y School in suburban Venice w e r e not immediately aware of Keeling's guilty plea and terminated his volunteer service w h e n they found out. Prosecutors s a i d Buckley died while, climbing the stairs at his Santa Monica apartment a f t e r visiting K e e l i n g at his h o m e . Authorities said K e e l i a g , w h o s t u d i e s music at UCLA, brought out some heroin, which Buckley sniffed in the belief (hat it was cocaine. Leon L. Miller, former executive director of the c o u n t y Comprehensive Health Planning Council, pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges that he embezzled $10,000 f r o m the agency. Miller, accused of five counts of grand theft, was arraigned before Los Angeles S u p e r i o r C o u r t Judge Stanley R. Mafone and ordered to stand trial May 3. He is c h a r g e d w i t h embezzling $10,000 f r o m the umbrella health agency between April 1973 and April 1974. He surrendered to authorities last Jan. 13, but is free on his own recognizance. M i l l e r w a s convicted earlier of embezzling $25,000 in federal funds, officers said. He resigned the county post after his conviction in September 1974 and is now appealing the conviction. The second alleged embezzlement was discovered after the federal conviction. The council, funded (0 per cent by the federal government and 40 per c e n t from local contributions, reviews the e f f e c - tiveness of medical care facilities. Burglars escape with TV, stereo Schnora Hendrix, 361 E. 67th St., told Long Beach police Wednesday t h a t burglars who forced her living-room window look a television set and stereo valued at $1,200. These reporters are out to put you and your community in focus. Wecall them our fooualoam,but moreimportnnl Ihun their name is the no\vs nndsjecial features they'll be bringing to you. Theirlusk encompasses a new direction in local reporting at the Independent, Press-Telegram: intensified, expanded news coverage on (he community nnd neighhorhxd level. They're writing from a fresh single to bring you u clenrer picluroof life in our varied communities, the character of the people and the quality of their being. Independent.Prrss-TVlegT'iim fo«ifi teum momU-rs: DenisoKusol, R*bert Cioro, I-irry Lynch,Charles Sutinn. IWhSi\ndent. AI Nfurrell. Rjilph Ihrnun and Rohert Andrew.

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