The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on November 25, 1981 · 16
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Wednesday, November 25, 1981
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Cos Angeles Slimes LF Wednesday, November 25, 1981 Part 1 1 7 One of Freeway Killer Victims Was His Nephew, Witness Against Bonin Reveals CORY By GENE BLAKE. Times Staff Writer An ex-convict who claims William G. Bonin confessed the Freeway Killings to him in jail wept on the witness stand Tuesday as he revealed he later learned his own nephew was one of the victims. Lloyd Carlo Douglas, 23, struggled for control and wiped tears from his eyes as he told a Los Angeles Superior Court jury he did not recognize his nephew, Lawrence Sharp, 18, when Bonin first showed him a page of newspaper photos of 15 victims. "These are the little boys I got ahold of," Douglas quoted Bonin as Pope Names New Phoenix Bishop Vatican city on-Pope Paul II created a diocese in Metuchen, N.J., and named a bishop for Phoenix in a series of appointments announced by the Vatican Tuesday. The Pope created the Metuchen diocese from territory that was part of the Trenton diocese and assigned Msgr. Theodore E. McCarrick, 51, as bishop. McCarrick has been an auxiliary bishop in the New York archdiocese. For the Phoenix post, John Paul named Msgr. Thomas J. O'Brien, 46, a native of the Phoenix diocese. The post had been vacant since the death of Bishop James S. Rausch last spring. Envoy to Niger Selected WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Reagan said Tuesday that he will nominate William Robert Casey Jr., 37, a Broomfield, Colo., mining executive, as ambassador to the Republic of Niger. saying. "They're not all here, though." It was not until after Douglas testified against Bonin in a preliminary hearing in December, 1980, that he heard a news report naming the Sharp boy as one of the victims Bonin is accused of killing in Orange County, Douglas testified. He said authorities confirmed that was his nephew, whom he had not seen since Christmas of 1970 when he was 7 or 8 years old. He then identified a picture showing the boy as he last knew him. "His father is my half-brother," Douglas told the jury of seven men and five women in Judge William B. Keene's court. "I lived with him back East." The Sharp boy disappeared from Long Beach April 10, 1980. His body was found May 18, 1980, in Westminster. He is not among the 12 victims for whose murders Bonin, 34, a Downey truck driver, is currently on trial. He is one of four additional victims listed in charges brought against Bonin in Orange County. Jail Time Together Douglas testified he was a prisoner with Bonin in the high security section of the Los Angeles County Jail from June through August, 1980. He said he was charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm and burglary. Bonin made sexual advances toward him and orally copulated him frequently through the bars of his cell during that time, Douglas testified. It was then that Bonin showed him the newspaper photos of the victims and said he had killed them, the witness related. "Bonin told me they hadn't found all the bodies and they probably never will," Douglas testified. He said Bonin gave him no names or precise numbers of victims. But he said Bonin went into great detail in describing how he picked them up, tied their hands behind their backs, sexually molested them and dumped their bodies near freeway ramps or in isolated alleyways. Douglas related almost undescri-bable examples of sadism and torture that he said Bonin admitted he and his accomplices had inflicted on the "little boys." Reports to Authorities Douglas testified it was after he had entered pleas of guilty to voluntary manslaughter and second-degree burglary that he related to authorities what Bonin had told him. He said he was to have received a total of four years in prison for his crimes, which involved the killing of a drug dealer. Under questioning by deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling E. Norris, Douglas said the prosecution interceded for him and got the sentence reduced to three years. While he was in prison, prosecutors arranged to have him housed in protective custody "because my life was jeopardized," Douglas testified. With time off for good behavior, he was released from prison last Oct. 19. Under cross-examination by defense attorney William Charvet, Douglas denied that he lied or would lie to get benefits from the police. Role in Bittaker Case He conceded, however, that he also had testified against Lawrence Bittaker, with whom he also had served in County Jail. Bittaker was found guilty and given the death penalty earlier this year for the torture slayings and rapes of five young girls. Continued from Third Page will report our findings to him." The group includes former Democratic state chairman Richard O'Neill of Santa Ana, former Democratic national committeewoman Carmen Warschaw of Los Angeles, and businessmen Walter Shoren-stein of San Francisco and Jack Brooks of Fremont, both long active in party fund-raising activities. 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