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Criminal

Nov. 25, 1998

Gordon Ringer, Judge Who Heard High-Profile Trials, Dies at Age 69

Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer, who sat on the criminal courts bench for a quarter-century, presiding over such high-profile cases as the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and the prosecution of Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, died Saturday from complications of emphysema.

By Michael D. Harris
Daily Journal Staff Writer
        Retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer, who sat on the criminal courts bench for a quarter-century, presiding over such high-profile cases as the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and the prosecution of Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, died Saturday from complications...

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