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Kidnaping-Robbery Suspect Convicted

A convicted murderer was found guilty Thursday of kidnaping and robbing a Canoga Park paraplegic and his girlfriend a month after he was paroled.

The man, Harold Hayes, 35, of Pacoima, was convicted in a non-jury trial before Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Richard A. Adler.

Hayes was released on parole in February, 1985, after serving 17 years of a life sentence for a 1968 murder conviction.

According to police, on March 12, 1985, Hayes led a group of three bandits who pushed their way into the condominium of Mischelle Lissak, 25, and Scott Davis, 31.

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The bandits took Lissak to three automatic teller machines and forced her to withdraw $600, police said. Davis was taken to a bank and ordered to withdraw $26,000. The couple were released unharmed.

Ira Hammond, 19, of Lake View Terrace, who was 17 at the time of the incident, was tried and convicted as an adult on a robbery charge and sent to the California Youth Authority for three years. Police said a 15-year-old girl also was involved in the crime, but they did not know what legal action was taken against her.

Nurse’s Aide Also Convicted

Also arrested in connection with the kidnaping was Hayes’ niece, Annette Hayes, 22, of Pacoima, a former nurse’s aide employed at Davis’ home in early 1985. She was convicted last year of of residential burglary and sentenced to three years in prison.

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A 17-year-old youth was convicted of receiving stolen property and sentenced to six months in jail for his role in the incident, police said.

Harold Hayes was convicted of two counts of kidnaping for the purpose of robbery and various other charges in connection with the robbery and his subsequent arrest.

He could receive two consecutive life terms and 14 additional years when he is sentenced March 3, Deputy Dist. Atty. Linda B. Greenberg said. He would be eligible for parole again in 21 years, she said.


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