The case of Bruce Lisker
May 22, 2005
A CASE OF DOUBT
On a drizzly day in March, Phillip Rabichow stood outside a beige ranch house in Sherman Oaks with a tape measure in his hand and an anxious look on his face.
September 17, 2010
An attorney for Bruce Lisker, who was released after a judge found he was convicted of murder on 'false evidence,' questions the timing of state attorney general's bid to reinstate the conviction.
September 16, 2010
Lawyers in state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown's office want to postpone their bid to send a man wrongly convicted of murder back to prison on a technicality until after their boss' upcoming election for governor, attorneys said Thursday.
September 3, 2010
After serving 26 years for his mother's killing, Bruce Lisker was freed last year after his conviction was overturned. The state sought this week to have him returned to prison on procedural grounds.
August 14, 2009
After a 2005 Times series helps lead to his release from prison, he finds a lot has changed in the last 26 years.
August 11, 2009
A judge plans to release the San Fernando Valley man on bail while prosecutors decide how to proceed. Lisker has been jailed 26 years following a sloppy investigation and trial in his mother's death.
August 8, 2009
Court rules that Lisker was convicted on 'false evidence' and that his attorney -- now a court commissioner -- failed to adequately represent him.
March 4, 2009
A San Fernando Valley man serving a life sentence in state prison for the 1983 beating and stabbing death of his mother was wrongfully convicted and should be retried or set free, a federal magistrate judge in Los Angeles has recommended.
November 17, 2007
The California Supreme Court denied the petition of a San Fernando Valley man seeking to overturn his 1985 murder conviction, despite a federal court ruling "that there is essentially no evidence" that he killed his mother.
December 8, 2005
Counselors testify he conceded killing his mother. He has said he lied to cut a deal.
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