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California IN BRIEF : OAKLAND : Newton’s Killer Gets 32 Years to Life

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A judge ordered Tyrone Robinson to serve the maximum sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of Huey Newton, saying that Robinson’s extensive criminal record “indicates a pattern of violent behavior.” Robinson, 27, was convicted of first-degree murder in October. Newton, 47, who founded the Black Panther Party in 1966 with Bobby Seale, was gunned down Aug. 22, 1989, in a pre-dawn slaying in West Oakland.


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