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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 60

Los Angeles, California
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Thursday, March 11, 1982
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CoaAnsjelea Slimes R Thursday, March 11, 1982 Part II 3 'Substantial' Evidence Cited Waitress Guilty of Murder in Baby Daughter's Death A 23-year-old woman was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder in the death of her 7-month-old daughter in March of 1980. Orange County Superior Court Judge Jerrold Oliver, who handled the case without a jury, said there was "substantial" evidence to support the verdict against Mary Ann Benway, who brushed tears from her eyes after the verdict was handed down. Benway, a waitress in an Anaheim restaurant at the time of the offense, faces a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Oliver scheduled sentencing for April 2. He refused to allow Benway to remain free under $25,000 bail despite an argument by defense attorney Patrick McNeal that she had no prior convictions and would appear in court as scheduled. But Deputy Dist. Atty. Anthony Rackauckas told the court that Benway's situation has changed from being accused to being con victed. Benway's daughter, Raelynn Millerd, died in Childrens Hospital of Orange County. Doctors there said the infant's body had bruises and other signs of apparent mistreatment that had occurred over an undetermined period of time. Rackauckas said it was a case of second-degree murder, with the infant dying after being neglected, mistreated and endangered. Former Editor Takes NCCJ Chapter Post Jim Dean, former editor of the Register, is the new executive director of the Orange County chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Dean replaces Alfred Painter, who will remain on the chapter's board of directors. Dean left the Register in April, 1981, to enter public relations. Manhunt Huntington Beach police search parking lot on Beach Boulevard for clues to whereabouts of escaped convict who fled area after scuffle with officer. Fugitive, identified as Kenneth Frederick Troyer, 36, pulled gun which discharged during fight. He DONKEI.SKN l-os Angoles Times may have been wounded. Troyer, who escaped from California Men's Colony at San Luis Obispo Jan. 30, is believed to have hidden in home on Ash Street. He raped the resident when she came home, tied her up and escaped in her car, police said. BULLOCK'S BEVERLY CENTER AND MANHATTAN BEACH NOW OPEN tfiXi90 Jk ' Iff ;;i rf m " -- - rrsrr-r r A I I Trl I mrr 4 nfr OOO OnCtZ OR CALL YOURLOCAL TOLL-FRHNUMBtH. so-yuu uowntownra m j eiU(nafionrii J owi iinuiiorri.ii -oj jjrj 5 I (J UnUbh LALL ULL rrftt l-OUU-dc.O-C.U0D Hawlhotn-EISgundo-RdondoAtm 714299-9611 SnOltgo-mtlonVllyAt 714756-2409 0im Pomy-RnchoBrnrdoA,4 714434-5111 Fllb,ooh-VI,t0cn,ld Art, 7W327-9801 Ptm Spring Ar m B0S259-32B0 Clurltt Vll,y Ar 7U U7-72U Snt An Ar, TUt70-033 Fulltrton A, 714 495-3111 Ctpltlmno Vnllty Our, Polnt Stn Cltmtnf -Sin Jun CpliUino-Lguni Bench Ah 714687-7135 Rlvnld Ar 635-H91 Long Bch-Dony.Tormnc Ar 7B1-2480 Stn Ftrntndo-Notih Hollywood Ata 837-6121 Snl Monlc Wnl Loi AngoBj Area

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