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Jesus Mendez

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Murderer Who Threw Chair At Detective Sentenced To Life In Prison

A 23-year-old man who threw a chair at a Los Angeles police detective in court was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the ambush robbery-killing of a man who ran a gold-buying business.


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Judge Refuses Mistrial For Murder Suspect Who Threw Chair At Detective

A judge refused to declare a mistrial Thursday for a murder defendant who allegedly hurled a courtroom chair at a Los Angeles police detective.



LA Detective Knocked Down By Chair Thrown In Court

The Sheriff’s Department said Jesus Mendez had just entered the downtown courtroom Wednesday when he grabbed the chair and tossed it about 15 feet.