County of Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
GARY HINMAN INVESTIGATION
MURDER 187 PC
ACTIVE: Grand Jury Hearing Held; Indictment Returned; Suspect Arraigned; Witness Arrested Federal Charge
HINMAN, Gary MC/34
#1 BEAUSOLEIL, Robert Kenneth MC/21
#2 MANSON, Charles Miles MC/36
#3 ATKINS, Susan Denise FC/22
#4 DAVIS, Bruce McGregor MC/27
#5 BRUNNER, Mary Theresa FC/26
On 6-9-70, D/Brunner filed an affidavit, which will be made a part of this report, in the Superior Court, Department 107, People vs Beausoleil, Motion for a New Trial and Reduction of Penalty.
On 6-12-70, D/Brunner testified in Department 107 that her testimony in the Beausoleil trial had been false and that she had been coerced into testifying. Judge William Keene appointed Attorney Ernest Graves to represent Miss Brunner and after a short conference, Miss Brunner took the stand and testified that her testimony had, in fact, been the truth.
On 6-15-70 during final arguments in Department 107, D/Brunner stood up in the rear of the court at approximately 1050 hours and shouted, "Bobby didn't do it. I would have told you that if you didn't make those jackass statements about putting me in jail for murder." Judge Keene held D/Brunner in contempt of court and sentenced her to five days in the County Jail.
A conference was held with District Attorney J. Miller Levy and Burton Katz and on 6-16-70, the Grand Jury heard testimony from the following witnesses:
Dr. David Katsuyama, L.A. County Coroner's Office
Sgt. Paul Whiteley and Dep. Charles Guenther, Homicide Bureau
Senior Deputy Flois White, Latent Prints
Sgt. James Frazier, Question Documents
Lois R. Johnson, Court Stenographer
Donna Davis, Court Stenographer
Ken Buckley, County Clerk's Office
An indictment was returned and submitted to Judge Malcom Lucas, Department 100; A260839.
On 6-16-70 at 1500 hours, defendant was transported from Sybil Brand Institute to Department 100 for arraignment and requested to represent herself, pro per. Judge Lucas set date for arraignment over to 6-22-70 at 0900 hours. Defendant remanded to custody; no bail.
PAUL J. WHITELEY, DET. SGT. #469
CHARLES C. GUENTHER, DEPUTY #943
HOMICIDE BUREAU, DETECTIVE DIVISION
APPROVED BY: OLIVER TAYLOR, LT.
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